We all know that playing with dogs is fun, but what we don’t often talk about is how important it is to their overall well-being. Play provides cognitive, physical and social benefits for dogs – and it’s a great way to relieve stress.
Many behaviour problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy. Toys offer mental and physical stimulation and enrichment. Directing your dog’s energy into play with toys can prevent or help resolve such problems as digging and chewing on furniture, shoes or shrubbery.
Another reason why play is important for dogs is that it provides mental exercise. Mentally stimulating activities are a fun way to enrich our dogs lives by giving them something meaningful to do. In addition to physical exercise, a few quick mentally stimulating games, help to ease boredom and decrease the likelihood of our dogs developing behavioural issues such as excessive barking or chewing.
Kong togs are great for stimulating dogs. They’re easy to play, and best of all they’re a simple way to keep dogs focused, active and entertained throughout the day.
So the next time you are thinking of treating you dog, choose Kong … because dogs need to play.