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Plush toys do double duty in a dog’s life. They are essentially soft cuddly comfort toys to sleep with but they also make great prey toys, honing a dogs natural prey drive because plush toys are also for carrying and shaking around as part of a determined innate canine effort to “attack and kill” them. And, they also fit into the action category because many of them are also great for playing “fetch”.

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Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong