The Ultimate Outdoor Dog Toys: 5 Ways To Up Your Game When Out And About
If you’re anything like us, your pockets aren’t just for things like keys and mobile phones – they’re usually filled with doggy treats, too.
But did you know that your pocket has the power to take motivational, interactive dog toys that transform your training anywhere you go?
We make a range of toys that are cleverly designed to fit in your pocket so they can be taken and used anytime, anywhere.
That means you never have to miss out on a training opportunity because you left your bigger Tug-E-Nuff training toy at home.
Here’s a run-down of five small but mighty outdoor dog toys – and five ways you can use them to get results…
TOY 1: Pocket Fauxtastic
This is an especially durable interactive toy that fits in your pocket and is perfect for on-the-spot play. It's brightly colour faux fur is sure to capture your dog's attention and it's bungee handle will keep your both comfy during hours of play.
How to use it: Easily conceal this training toy within the palm of your hand, and use it to reward good behaviour – like performing a trick or obeying a simple command – at the perfect moment.
TOY 2: Rabbit Skin Pocket Squeaker
If a dog could make its own toy, we’re pretty sure that real rabbit skin and a squeaky noise would top the list of things to include – and this toy has both.
The rabbit skin bite area is a good size and the long-lasting squeaker is great for motivating dogs who might be a bit reluctant to play.
How to use it: Try moving the toy as if it was live prey – fast, slowly, still, then fast again. Let your dog enjoy trying to catch it – but don’t tease too much, let them enjoy biting down into the fur and hearing the satisfying squeak. This works particularly well as a motivator if your dog has a high prey drive.
TOY 3: Crazy Thing Fleece Tuggy
It’s hard to resist the amazing colours of this toy. But they aren’t just to make it look pretty. The colourful fleecy strands are designed to mimic the feathers of a bird, and work hard as a motivational training toy for your dog.
These are popular with small and big dogs alike – keeping your dogs attention firmly on you when out and about.
How to use it: Reinforce recall and ‘stay’ training with the Crazy Thing. Get your dog’s attention before running away a short distance. Then, call him to you and when they reach you, pull out their Crazy Thing and reward them with a game of tug.
TOY 4: Sheepskin Bungee Ring
The beauty of this toy is in its simplicity. It’s a super-tough ring made with real sheepskin and two strands of durable shock cord for comfortable tugging for you and your dog. We’ve seen great results with all types of dogs, particularly those who tend to bite the handle on a longer Tug-E-Nuff toy.
How to use it: The size, shape and weight of this one makes it perfect for a good old fashioned game of fetch. You can throw it almost like you would a Frisbee, and when your dog successfully brings it back you can offer them the perfect reward – a game of tug!
TOY 5: Pocket Powerball Fauxtastic
This tough faux fur tuggy comes with with a strong bungee handle and the toughest dog ball in the land attached! It's your perfect on-the-go companion for outdoor play with your ball obsessed dog!
How to use it: Like all our pocket-sized toys, this can be used in a number of ways. One of our favourites, is to practice recall with it.Slip it in your pocket for an instant reward. Unleash the fun and get your dog focused on you - the Pocket PowerBall Fauxtastic will make it all happen!
Playing with your dog on walks will be beneficial for both of you. You'll make the most of your time together, feel good and improve your bond.