1. Food-Dispensing Dog Toys Should be Durable
“For most dogs, getting hold of food is the single most interesting and satisfying activity in the world,” says dog trainer Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA. It’s no wonder, then, that the durability of your dog’s food-dispensing toy is of utmost importance. Look for one that can withstand you dog’s repeated punishment, and if the rough play becomes so intense that your dog is at risk of injury, take the toy away. Benal also suggests resolving any issues of food or toy guarding with your dog before using the food-dispensing toy as a routine.