After 16 wonderful years, Gone to the Dogs will be closing at the end of November. We are grateful for your loyalty and support.
We are currently stocked with great products perfect for dogs of all sizes! All non-consumable items, such as coats, fleeces, collars & leashes, most toys, grooming products, holiday items, etc. are on sale with discounts increasing. We will continue to fully stock all foods and treats until the end of October so you can continue to buy your pet's favorites. On November 1, all consumables will be discounted until gone. Shop early and often for the best selection and discounts! All updates will be posted on Facebook and our website. Come by the store and pick up our store closing schedule that outlines upcoming important dates.
Due to lack of staffing, Thursday's store hours have been changed to 2pm-6pm.
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Support Our Local Pet Shop with Your Purchase of Interactive Toys for Dogs
Dogs love to chew on a fun toy. Providing dogs with toys to play with is important to encourage the physical health and wellness of your family pet. Toys are not a luxury for your dog, but rather a requirement. Playtime is a crucial component of their emotional and cognitive health. Behavioral challenges, such as biting on things, can arise when your dog lacks the correct outlets to follow their impulse.
Getting your dog a toy is a great way to help prevent boredom when you are not at home and avoid your pet from developing behavioral problems. Dogs are frequently willing to play with practically anything. However, it's encouraged to provide toys that provide a range of uses and to rotate them each week to try to keep things safe and intriguing. Educating dogs to discern their toys from their humans valuables can stop them from biting on things they shouldn't.
How to select dog toys:
Dog toys must be safe, fun, and sturdy. Your selection for the toys depends on the age, size, and activity level of your dog. The ideal time to introduce toys into your dog's daily life is when they are puppies to help them develop their teeth, muscular tissues, and joints. Provide pups with toys to chew on, go after, bite, and tug as one means of assisting them in developing. Pups with baby teeth will require toys with a softer structure.
Another crucial element when buying dog toys is the size of the toy in relation to the overall size of your dog. Too small of a toy is particularly unsafe with the threat of swallowing and choking. The toy you select for your dog must be appropriate for your dogs present size. Selecting the best dog toy will ensure both a safe and fun playtime. Safety needs to always come first, followed by enjoyment when picking toys for your dog.
It's important to monitor your dog while they play with their toys. Visually inspect their toys periodically to check that it has not been damaged to present a risk of choking. Replace any toy that is damaged.
There are numerous options readily available for dog toys: from chew toys, rope toys, fetch toys, squeaky toys, and much more. Gone to the Dogs in Wakefield, MA is proud to supply a variety of dog toys & our experienced staff is happy to provide guidance on the right toy(s) for your dog. Give us a call or stop by today!
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