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    Give them Toys hundreds of toys
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    Hudson has a box full of his "babies" and other assorted toys- Nylabones, puzzle toys, kongs, everlasting treat balls, stuffed toys... you name it, we probably have at least 1. He does not get rope toys. He does a great job of picking out which one he wants to take with him for the day. We have had less success with teaching him to put them back.

    When he's bad, I threaten to box them up and send them to China/Somalia/Africa or some other country where the Labradors don't have toys to play with. So far, he still believes me
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    I never give my dogs "squeaky" toys. I believe it can lead to hard mouth and chomping trying to make whatever they have in their mouth squeak.
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    Personally- I wouldn’t feed a dog that wasn’t bright enoughto figure out the difference between squeaky toys and birds or a trainer thatwasn’t bright enough to teach them the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Personally- I wouldn’t feed a dog that wasn’t bright enoughto figure out the difference between squeaky toys and birds or a trainer thatwasn’t bright enough to teach them the difference.
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    My three choose our firewood, (pińon) as the best toys. We have Nyla bones, kongs, etc everywhere but they all prefer logs! Inside, the chessie likes socks (he doesn't chew them up, just hides and hordes them) the youngster unrolls toilet paper and rubs his mouth on it after drinking from the porcelain fountain and the oldest has no use for toys inside. But the chessie is the best at finding toys of all. He never fails, on our morning walks to come home with a basket, soccer, foot or tennis ball. You can see his nose go up when we cross an empty field, and a quick hunt nets his daily prize!
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    Snakes, monkeys and goldens!! Oh my!! This one piles his toys and lays on them so nobody else can play with them.

    I sure hope Gibbs doesn't 'Seat on a duck'! Or take up smoking snakes.
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    Oh yea, we've got a toy box in our house. Our first two dogs were raised with no toys as we were taught it would cause problems. Boy, do I regret that. Now all of our dogs know where the toy box is in our house and that is the first place they go when they come inside (we have an outside kennel building where our dogs live). The two that didn't get toys when they were young act like puppies now playing with toys, it's great. It is a blast watching our 7 year dog old hop around chasing a ball and pawing it knocking it around, love it! We keep nylabone toys of various shapes. The chew toys are great for their teeth. They don't get to kennel with the toys, but they can have them all they want while in the house. I can say for certain that allowing your dogs chew toys does NOT affect their working or make them lay down in the field with a bird and chew it, etc etc; what a bunch of horse sh!t.

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