Hello, Emily and Kokoro here! You may recognize us from some of our writing here for The BarkPost, or maybe you even follow our photo adventures on Instagram.
If you haven’t met us, well, nice to meet you! Let me introduce this fluffy white lady to you all: Kokoro is a one year old American Eskimo dog livin’ the sweet life with me here in Michigan.
She’s extremely smart (yay!) but that can be a frustration sometimes as well when she hasn’t exerted all of her energy and brain juices for the day. Trust me, if she’s been left bored for too long, I come home to a dog bouncier than the Easter Bunny on a sugar high.
Until we bring home her little sisfur to keep her company, we’re always on the lookout for toys and puzzles that will keep her occupied and nourish her doggy IQ. This turned out to be no easy feat! We’ve gone through tons of “puzzle games” that she’s figured out in a second and been fed treats so fast they might as well have rolled out of a broken gum ball machine. Lucky for you guys, we’ve compiled a list of Kokoro approved doggy toys and activities that will prevent your pups from taking out their energy on your favorite pair of plush slippers!
1. Kyjen Paw Flapper Puzzle Training Toy (Find it here!)
This multi-part plastic puzzle for dogs has treat-hiding cups that are made of shatterproof plastic so your treat-fiending pup can’t just chomp it to piece to get inside. Developed with the idea of encouraging natural foraging, it contains flaps that need to be lifted and eight interior compartments that need to be rotated and lined up perfectly before your dog can lap up that treat.
2. Pridebites Classic or Custom Toys (Find them here!)
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