Best Toys for Pugs: Great Ideas to Keep Your Pup Happy
The following are some great ideas for toys that will keep your pup happy and entertained. You may want to try out these ideas with your pug puppy or adult. If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section below!
1) Dog Ball – A ball made from a soft material such as cotton or wool makes a wonderful toy for pups.
They love to play fetch and chase after it. It’s a good idea to make sure the ball is big enough so they don’t get too tired chasing after it.
2) Frisbee – These small plastic discs are perfect for pugs because they’re light weight and easy to carry around.
You can even throw one up into the air if you like! (See video at bottom of page! )
3) Kong Toy – A kong is a type of stuffed animal with two handles attached to its body.
They’re popular among dogs because they provide lots of exercise. Just grab one end and let your pug run around while you push the other handle down. The pug will go crazy over this game!
4) Rope Toy – Dogs seem to love biting and chewing on rope, which makes rope a very attractive choice for pug toys.
There are many different types of rope toys. You can find one at the pet store which is ready to go or you can pick up some cotton rope and tie your own knots.
5) Squeaky Toy – All dogs seem to love squeaky toys!
These are very easy to find in stores and come in all shapes and sizes. You can find one exactly the right size for your pug or get a large one so you can put a bunch of treats inside to make it even more interesting.
6) Stuffed Animal – Choose a stuffed animal which is the right size for your pug.
Dogs love to cuddle up and sleep on these. Just make sure you choose an animal which is “dog proof” because they do tend to chew on their toys!
7) Tennis Ball – This is an old standby for a great pug toy.
Toss it outside and let your pug chase after it. Just be careful they don’t eat the pieces (or bits, as they’re sometimes called) which may come off the ball.
8) Treat Dispensing Toy – There are all kinds of toys on the market today which can dispense treats.
For example, you can put kibble inside a toy and then let your pug try to get the food out. This “pre-loads” the toy so it’s more interesting for your pug.
Ziploc Bag – Ever have one of those days where you come home from the store and realize you have no dog toys?
Well, you’re in luck, because you can improvise! All you need is a ziploc bag to turn it into a toy. Simply fill the bag (or several bags) with something which will entertain your pug such as treats or kibble. Then seal it up and give it to your pug. It’s a lot of fun for them to try to get the contents out of the bag. Tip: Ziploc bags with snack size treats work best!
10) Your Hands – You may not think of this, but your hands make a great toy for your pug. If you’ve been outside and picked up some dirt or leaves, this can provide lots of entertainment for you and your pug to play “hide the leaf” or “finger in the nose” type games.
Did we miss any?
Let us know your favorite toys for pugs in the comments section below!
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Pug Corgi Mix Facts by PC Mix – thedogdigest.com
Pug Husky Mix Facts by HP Mix – thedogdigest.com
Husky and Pug mix–Complete Breed Info by HP Mix – thevetscare.com
The Everything Pug Book: A Complete Guide to Raising, Training, and Caring for Your Pug by KC Thornton – 2005 – books.google.com
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