Here are some of my favorite toys that help me keep my mind off of being alone. Most of them keep me occupied for an hour or more when my owners are gone and are safe for me even when I am alone.
Premier Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug, Medium/Large
This toy is really great. I can smells the treats inside the jug from the one end and when I pull on the rope some treats come out. It takes me a long time of playing with it to get all the treats out and sometimes my owners come home before I’m even done getting them all out! It really helps distract me from my separation anxiety. If you have a dog with separation anxiety you should get one of these Tug-A-Jugs too!
Classic Kong Dog Toy
This is one of my favorite toys because it can fit a lot of food and dog treats in it and it takes me a really long time to get it all out. My owners like to put food and treats in there and seal it up w/ peanut butter and freeze it! You can get them in all different sizes for different sized dogs. You can get one for your dog by clicking on one of the links:
Classic Kong Dog Toy: Large
Classic Kong Dog Toy: Small
Classic Kong Dog Toy: Extra Large
I will keep you posted on more toys when I gets new ones!
Thanks for these great suggestions. My dog loves treats and I hope these toys will keep him occupied while I’m away. I work night shifts at a hospital and I hate to leave him alone. He tends to destroy things when I leave…busy is good!