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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Absolute Must Have toys for Day 1?

What are everyone's thoughts about the must have toys for a new pup? Picking the little guy up on Saturday (8 wks) and would like to hear some thoughts. Im going to start with a puppy kong (if i can find the right size) and a rubber ball. Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 01:42 PM
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You can put peanut butter in the puppy kong and make it even more enjoyable. I am so anxious to see pics of that new little baby.

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Xanax...Jack Daniels...Bacardi...Oh! You meant for your pup!!!!

Squeakers. Anything that makes noise. My number one favorite toy that really helps through the land shark days ahead is a hand puppet. A puppet that squeaks is a bonus. With a puppet the puppy and grab and bite, but because your hand is in the toy you can re-direct when the pup's aim is off!

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After a while with the squeakers, you're going to need the Xanax, Jack Daniels, Bacardi

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the good info! Will stock up on the peanut butter and get some squeakers.......so i better prepare to lose what little sanity i already have...lol
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 04:58 PM
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My pup likes his stuffed squeaky lamb and also a rope elephant from jax and bones. So far, in a month, he only really can play with the looser ears, but he loves pulling on them. We also have a Kong that dispenses kibble when he wobbles it a certain way, that is nice and fun for the pup and also gives me a little break too. And balls. Lots of balls.
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Xanax...Jack Daniels...Bacardi...Oh!
My dog could absolutely use a Xanax...And I'll take the Bacardi. Lol
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I think toys can be important for transitioning the pup. It can keep their mind of the stress of the transition, helps with teeth things like that. Also when we are crate training Penny, toys made all the difference with her comfortability in the crate.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 06:16 AM
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I got a few tennis balls, a rubber kong which is hollow inside (u get ones which have crushed plastic stuffed inside), a treat dispensing kong but guess what? the little turd doesn't play with anything!! he's been home 2 days & all he does is sleep!! he doesn't have his breakfast or lunch.. has 1 in the evening and 1 at night.. isn't interested in puppy biscuits.. so I have these calcium gnawler bones which he plays with for a little while.. I don't know if everyone's pup is like this but this dude just sleeps & pees & sleeps & poops! he's about 7 weeks old..
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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we brought our pup home and realized we didn't
buy any toys. we went to one of the box
pet stores and bought toys. we bought balls, ropes,
various kongs and rings. my dog has toys in the house
and the yard.
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