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Old 01-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Homemade or store bought. What toys do you find the most stimulating, engaging, fun, challenging, beneficial for mental development?

I have a fair amount of play objects but I am always on the lookout for more/better toys and I will need to buy again many of the toys Abby had since most have been pitched due to wear and tear.

Oh, and what size crate do you recommend for a GSD puppy to take them through the housebreaking stage?
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1) Tugs
2) Critters...the animals without stuffing.
3) Kong toys
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Training:

1. Ball on rope (a few different kinds)
2. 2-Handled tug
3. 1-Handled tug

Play

4. CUZ!!!!!!
5. Braided fleece tug (long enough so both dogs can tug together)
6. Any type of chuck-it ball

Mental

7. Kong
8. Puzzle games
9. Find it (any type of toy or object)

Everything combined

10. ME! I am my dogs most fun, mentally stimulating toy!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One of my dogs favorite "toys" is an empty Pepsi bottle. Any size will do. If you aren't a pop drinker, any plastic beverage bottle will do. And the best part.... They are FREE. (Never unsupervised though, and replace when they start chewing on it.)
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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plastic bottles, empty plastic yoga cups with a little left, heavy sox, pair of shoes I no longer use.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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anything kong
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oh yes! Plastic bottles! Just don't leave your soda sitting on the floor or they think it's theirs!

Jax likes her ruffwear egg.
TurnUp? Rubber Dog Toy ? Durable and Ball-Thrower Compatible - from Ruff Wear

And Kong Frisbee.
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for us the best toy doesn't matter if mom or dads not playing with it with her. Her favorite toys are her cuz's (medium size) and this big ball that fits fully in her mouth made by JW as well. Her holee rollers. CARE BEARS!!! anything she can play tug with us with and stuff to chase... for outside she is stick obsessed!
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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>>> balls (various sizes)
>>> rope and ball combo
>>> kongs (various shapes and sizes)
>>> ropes
>>> tug toy

my pup was in a crate that could house an
adult Great Dane. i didn't have a divider and there was
no problems.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Braided fleece tug (get some from a frabric store cheep)
Rope ball
antlers
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