Toys to Please a Delicate Breed
Interested in lap dogs? Yorkshire Terriers are small in size but have large personalities. This breed, popular since the mid-19th century, is lively, energetic, determined and playful. While caring for them does take some work, you′ll get a lot of enjoyment during playtime. Since Yorkies (as they are affectionately known) have small mouths, delicate teeth, and fragile bones it is best to buy toys that are intriguing for your dog, but made for small breeds. Here are a few toys that are well-suited to the Yorkshire Terrier:
1. PetSafe Busy Buddy Waggle
What list of dog toys would be complete without a special treat-filled, interactive toy? The PetSafe Busy Buddy Waggle delivers play and treats all in one. Its small barbell design makes it easy for small dogs to pick up, roll around and carry. The ends open to dispense treats as long as your dog rolls it, shakes it, or tips it over. The treats come out of both ends, but if your dog is having trouble getting to them, you can trim the prongs inside so they come out faster. The Waggle is dishwasher safe so cleaning is a breeze as well.
2. Dr. Noys Tiny Dog Toys
Does your Yorkie like to cuddle? Dr. Noys extra small dog toys are great Yorkie-sized plush animals perfect for playing as well as snuggling. A couple of much-loved features of these toys are that they do not have any messy stuffing and have a velcro back to replace the squeaker inside. An added bonus is that they come with an extra squeaker in case the original gets punctured. Your Yorkie will love to play with this squeaky new friend during the day and cuddle up with it at night.
3. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel
To satisfy your dog′s natural curious nature, try the Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel dog toy. This toy comes with a plush tree trunk and plush squirrels that you can hide inside it. Your dog will have fun finding the squirrels and dragging them out. While the material on the plush toys is durable, the squirrels themselves do have small parts. Just keep an eye on your pet during play-time. Otherwise, you can always put the squirrels away and let your dog enjoy tossing and chewing the trunk itself.
4. Sturdi Saucers
Sturdi Saucers are a miniature Frisbee-like dog toy. It′s good for small dogs who like to play catch due to its small size, light weight, and flexibility. This nine-inch saucer is made out of nylon, so it is easy on your Yorkie′s mouth and teeth and it does not easily tear or break. It was originally intended for old dogs or teething puppies, so it makes a great alternative to the larger, plastic Frisbees that we′re familiar with. An added perk of this toy is that it is small enough to fit in a pocket or small bag for those trips to the dog park.
5. Katie’s Bumpers Sqwuggie Firehouse Dog Toy
Small dogs like a good game of tug-o-war too, right? The Sqwuggie Firehouse dog toy is great for tugging matches with the more petite breeds. It is shaped and sized to conveniently fit in your Yorkie′s mouth so they can get a good grip. This toy is also made out of actual firehouse material as its name suggests. That means this toy is suitable for tugging play with you, and for chewing on when your pup is playing alone. It also comes in a variety of fun, bright colors, making it easy to find!
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Are You Ready to Spoil Your Dog?
The toys listed here will help you make the best of playtime with your Yorkie. Just like all dogs, Yorkie′s like to play. You just need to make sure the type of toys you offer are well suited to your dogs’ breed and personality. You can go to Amazon.com to find these toys at your convenience. It′s time to start having some real fun! After all, don′t these perfect little pooches deserve the best?