Best Toys for Your Maltipoo

Think of your Maltipoo's toys as being tools. Each should serve a specific purpose. Depending on the age of your dog, a dog toy will be: a comforting item, a chewing object to help with teething, a focus item to prevent boredom, a soothing sense of security when left home alone or a way for you and your Maltipoo to bond.

 
 
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Teething toys

Teething is a difficult time for both puppy and owners. It brings about intense itching and a need to chew. If you have the right toys, it can be a lot easier to get through the teething phase. Having the right chew toys will help your Maltipoo concentrate on his own belongings and not chew on household items. 

For teething toys, you'll want one of an appropriate size, that is durable, and importantly is designed with soft nubs and/or a variety of textures. In this way, a puppy can maneuver the toy to the areas in his mouth that are itchy at any one particular time. 

Nylabones often work great, as do small rope toys. You may also find that offering ice cubes (plain or flavored) can help with the discomfort that comes along with teething.

 
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Durable chew toys

All dogs like to chew, but to varying degrees; and chewing is not limited only to teething pups. Dogs of just about every age may like to work their jaws and occupy themselves by working on a toy.

The degree to which a Maltipoo is able to chew apart a toy will depend on his overall size, his individual jaw strength and the level of enthusiasm that he has with the toy. 

If you find that your Maltipoo is ripping apart his basic toys in a short amount of time, this often warrants choosing a few toys for aggressive chewers.


 
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Toys for bored dogs

Some toys that you'll want to get for the times that you aren’t home are some toys that entice a dog to play. The best method for this are toys that literally call out to a dog. 

Toys that let out funny noises or those that speak are incredibly useful. Also, treat-releasing toys are great for bored dogs. This can keep a dog busy for quite a while and can definitely remove the feeling of being alone when his owners are busy or not there.