IQ Dog Toys:
When dachshunds are bored, they become destructive. You need to have plenty of dog toys that make your doxie use their brain power to keep them mentally stimulated for a longer period of time.
An interactive dog toy that keeps your dachshund busy and engaged will reduce the chance of boredom and destructive behavior. Solving doggie IQ puzzles can help develop your doxie’s intellectual skills and increase their excitement to learn by including yummy treats with playtime.
My Choice for IQ Dog Toys is the Bob-A-Lot (from Amazon).
This is an interactive treat or food dispensing toy that keeps my dogs busy for a very long time. It’s so much fun to watch your doxie interact with this neat toy. You can watch my YouTube video of Eko (pictured below) playing with his Bob-A-Lot Toy Here.
A perfect dachshund toy doesn’t have to last days, just a couple of hours would be great. Dachshunds are famous for shredding their toys into tiny bits…and they love every minute of it. So, finding a toy that won’t break apart so quickly is a bonus find.
Not Too Tough: Now, from my experience, the tough, thick rubber “strong chewer” dog toys don’t always work either. I always have a Kong dog toy available for my dogs, and they don’t chew on it. But, I add some peanut butter to it and pop it in the freezer for a long lasting treat, so it does have some good use.
Not Too Flimsy: The rubber latex squeaky toys have the squeak, but their thin layer of rubber doesn’t last and is a choking hazard. These toys are usually done squeaking in seconds and pieces of rubber get swallowed way too easily.
Not Too Expensive: My doxies don’t act interested unless the toy can be destroyed. Some doxies may like to keep their toys around for more than a couple of days, but mine find enjoyment in tearing them into pieces. So, I don’t believe in purchasing super expensive toys, because I know they are very short lived.