Why Do Dogs Love Squeaky Toys?
If you own a dog who loves to play with squeaky toys, then you are probably familiar with the sound. Much noisier than a dog chew toy, squeakers are universally played with. As annoying or loud the repetitive sound can be, most dogs love squeak toys. Dogs love squeaky tennis balls to squeaky plush dog toys. But why?
1. Squeaky dog toys set off a dog’s natural instincts!
Some dogs will play and chomp on the squeaky toy with one thing in mind: destroy! This relates back to dogs’ wolf ancestry. When dogs hear a squeaky toy, it resembles a scared or hurt animal which activates their hunting instinct to catch and kill.
Check out Outward Hound Xtreme Seamz made with reinforced seams for durability during tough play! Or try Outward Hound Invincibles made with Invincible squeakers which means they Keep Squeakin’ If Punctured!
2. Squeaky toys get your attention, which dogs love!
Does your doggy start obnoxiously squeaking their toy as they run straight for you? Mine does and I never understood why, until now. From the very beginning, we contribute to our dogs love of squeaky toys because we squeak the toy when we interact with them.
When you get your dog a new toy, do you squeak it a few times to get their attention?
When you play with your dog, do you squeak it a few times before throwing it?
Our dogs develop a love (or rather obsession) for squeaky toys through interactions with dog owners. Next time you are searching for a squeaker-packed dog toy, check out Outward Hound Squeaker Matz or Outward Hound Bubble Palz, loaded with multiple squeakers and crinkle material so the fun keeps going. They are bound to get your dog’s attention!
3. Squeakin’ is just plain fun!
It’s that simple. Dog’s love squeaky toys because they like the feedback and sound they hear after each chomp of their toy. Let’s face it, the fun is over once the sound is gone but it doesn’t have to end with these squeaker dog toys!
Check out the Cuddle Tugs loaded with a squeaker pad and extends to 26 inches long, bring on the tugs!
If your dog prefers more of a soft, cuddly plush toy but still loves the squeak, check out Scruffles made with cozy plush! (Not for aggressive chewers.) Or for that high-energy multipet household that loves a good game of fetch, try Squeaker Ballz squeaky ball toys, perfect for outdoor fun!
Bonus: Squeaky Interactive Dog Toys
Outward Hound’s Hide-a-Squirrel squeaky hide and seek plush dog puzzle was designed specifically to eliminate boredom, encourage positive play, and feed your dog’s natural hunting instincts. It comes in multiple sizes so small dogs, medium dogs, and large dogs can get in on the fun.
The 2-in-1 interactive dog toy means double the playtime with options to play fetch or hide and seek to keep your dog mentally stimulated. Just fill the tree trunk with stuffed squeaky squirrels, toss it, and let your dog’s natural hunting instincts kick in! The stuffed plush texture makes it easy on teething puppies and adult dogs alike.
Remember that even with very durable toys, there is no such thing as an indestructible dog toy. You can find these squeaky pet toys and more on our website, Amazon, or your local pet supplies store!
Until next time,
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