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Favorite toys for your pups/dogs?

What is everyones favorite enrichment toys for their dogs? My biggest concern is not giving my dog enough mental stimulation. I plan to take her to training classes and agility training, but wanted some ideas as to what your favorite daily routines were for mental exercises and toys haha, Thanks!!
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My pup is 15 months. We walk a couple miles each morning.
Later in the day we play fetch or use the flirt pole.

He mostly likes toys that squeak. He goes crazy for the large size kong balls because they squeak. We use those for fetch.
He also likes the Nylabone Dinosaur chew toys.
A frozen Kong filled with kibble and a little p-nut butter will keep him busy for a while.
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It changes daily. Anything they can rip or shred. Any toy the other dog wants. I have a rope toy with a ball attached to each end. That is the current favorite.
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Any ball they can bite down on with a squeeker in it. Prey heaven.
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indoors, teach pup to stay and then hide a treat and show how to search for it when you say.

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Our new game involves a 1 wood ( golf club) and a sturdy rubber squeaky ball about the size of a softball. Dog goes to a spot about 50 feet away from me and I give the ball a ride. I'm thinking the Montreal Canadiens might be interested in my girl tending the nets for them. We call the game " bangy ball" and when I say those words, she lights up and is rarin' to go.

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Kong's frisbee!!! This is one toy they have a hard time tearing up. I use a ton of there toys. I tell Gabby get your tug toy and that's what comes out of her box. She has three favorite toys and she knows them by name.
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Mine doesn't have any.

Routine is up in the morning, fed and walked for an hour ish.

Then we do some training which is mostly reinforcing what he already knows.

Then at 9pm ish he goes for another walk for about half an hour.
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What is everyones favorite enrichment toys for their dogs? My biggest concern is not giving my dog enough mental stimulation. I plan to take her to training classes and agility training, but wanted some ideas as to what your favorite daily routines were for mental exercises and toys haha, Thanks!!
I bought one of those wooden, puzzle toys for Shadow. The ones you hide treats in. She loves the bloody thing! We've had it for about a year, maybe two and she has more fun with that thing then I ever would have thought. She loves her treat ball and it keeps her nicely occupied. Her scent boxes are always a hit I just say want to find it? and she gets all bouncy. But honestly? Right now her favorite thing is trying to figure out how to help with housework. She has figured out how to take the clothes out of the dryer and put them in the basket, but she isn't tall enough to put clothes in the washer and it's really ticking her off. She loves following me around and trying to copy whatever I do. I'm good with it.
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My dog loves the everlasting fun ball toy. I guess its because he knows that there will be some treats inside the ball.As for physical and mental stimulation i walk Sammy twice a day and give some agility training whenever i can. Here are some of the benefits on the agility training.
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