German Shepherd Toys
Most German Shepherd puppies begin teething at approximately 6 weeks and continue losing puppy teeth and getting adult teeth by the 4-6 month mark. Because of this proper toys to manage the constant gnawing and develop strong, healthy teeth are high recommended during this teething stage. As we mentioned earlier, on of the best German Shepherd toys is the Teething Kong. It not only is great for gnawing it also serves as a rewarding and sometimes time consuming past time attempting to retrieve the prize for younger GSDs.
Toys with audible feedback mechanisms are popular among German Shepherd dogs and owners. These toys range from toy ducks to size appropriate squeaker style toys available here. Nylabones and Chewing ropes can also be the perfect outlet for the teething German Shepherd puppies as well.
When a German Shepherd pup reaches its new home we recommend including a plush toy and one to two other toys that carry the mother dog’s scent. To help minimize separation anxiety our team recommends the ZippyPaws Woodland friends and research suggests German Shepherd Puppies enjoy the West Paw Zogoflex Ball.
As your German Shepherd ages, we recommend continuing to introduce new toys and activities. A great toy is a size appropriate tennis style balls. A good change of pace toy for an older German Shepherd is this no stuffing plush toy, which lends itself to fun, interactive and durable. Possible the pinnacle of toys for a full grown shepherd are naturally sourced and sustainable elk antlers. Having a number of dog toys and rotating them appropriately can help your GSD live a happy and engaged life. Something to remember is the German Shepherd sensitivity to hot dry and hot humid climates. The DogGear team has witnessed GSDs suffer heat injuries while deployed in combat theatres. Knowing the symptoms to look for and ensuring high-play drive breeds like German Shepherds are getting plenty of rest and water in warmer climates is a necessity.