Goldendoodles are such playful and affectionate dogs that playing with YOU will always be their favorite way to spend time. Cuddling, going for a walk, or just hanging out and relaxing are all high on Goldendoodles’ lists of how to spend their time.
But your Goldendoodle probably can’t be with you 24/7. You have work to do, the kids have school, and “hang out” can’t stay at the top of your to-do list every day. In fact, your dog also needs some alone time, just as you do.
Your Goldendoodle needs toys.
Best toys for Goldendoodles
Goldendoodles are smart dogs. That’s a good thing, since it means they’re highly trainable family pets. But it can also mean that they get bored when they’re alone in the house.
And we all know what boredom can lead to — mischief.
Keep your Goldendoodle entertained with engaging toys. Puzzle toys are a great choice.
Many puzzle toys for dogs are treat dispensers. You add some peanut butter or kibble to a Kong or similar toy, and your dog gets the fun of figuring out how to get the goodies out of the toy. Eating is fun for dogs, but a bowl with kibble is just a few minutes’ worth of fun.
Figuring out a puzzle toy and getting rewarded with treats can keep a bright dog interested for an hour or more.
Soft chew toys are also popular with Goldendoodles. Your pup will have his or her own favorites, but try out soft balls and squeaky toys. Your Goldendoodle will probably also enjoy soft toys with tails for throwing and tossing. This kind of toy lets your furry friend play fetch without a human partner to throe the toy.
Extend toy play
Chewing is calming for dogs, as well as fun. A good sturdy chew toy can keep your Goldendoodle stress-free and entertained.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of classic toys:
- Load your treat-dispensing puzzle with peanut butter and small kibble and pop it in the freezer. It will keep your pup engaged for hours.
- Put toys away for a while. Rotating toys lets your dog forget a favorite — and get all excited to see it again. A rotation lets your Goldendoodle get new toys often without the investment of buying new toys all the time.
- Choose toys that can go through the dishwasher or washing machine. You won’t get tired of them before your pup does if they stay cleaner.
Does your Goldendoodle need a playmate?
If your Goldendoodle spends a lot of time alone, it might be time to think about adding a puppy to your pack. Friendships between dogs can be very satisfying for both pooches, and you’ll enjoy playing with a pair of pups.
We have Goldendoodle puppies ready for their forever homes right now. Call us today to find the right dog for you and your family.