MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) January 07, 2013
Play is necessary for a dogs well-being. The effects of playtime on dog health have been extensively studied by dog ethnologists, those who study dog behavior in their own environment. They agree that play provides more than exercise and down time. According to expert Lee Charles Kelley, play is particularly important to puppies.
“Free play—where the puppy decides on its own how it wants to interact playfully with another puppy or adult dog—is also a vitally important part of that puppy’s emotional, social, physical and even his neurological development. Evidence also shows that outdoor play is much better for dogs, on many different levels, than indoor play,” states Kelley.
Just like children, young dogs learn important life skills with play. Dogs learn how to interact with others, how to control impulses, learn how to rein in aggression, and learn fairness. Because of the important neurological and behavioral effects of play, many dog trainers now opt to teach via play therapy rather than traditional obedience training techniques. Kelley says, “We think in many cases [traditional] classes might be interfering with our puppies’ natural mechanisms for learning impulse control, and which may even stunt some forms of neurological development.”
With so much evidence pointing to the importance of play, dog owners should be encouraged to provide their dogs with a variety of stimulating playthings. To meet this need, online pet retailer WholePetDirect.com is proud to present the Toss-n-Tug by Doggles. This innovative toy is a fresh take on traditional tug-of-war. The dog can hold either end in its mouth for tug-of-war, and the owner can use the recycled ballistic nylon strap to lob the ball, slobber-free, for a lively game of fetch. Toss-n-Tug’s ball offers additional sensory appeal with its tasty vanilla cookie scent.
WholePetDirect.com invites you to visit their website to view the Toss-n-Tug by Doggles. The innovative and exciting toy retails for $9.85, and ships for a flat rate of $5.75. (Orders over $100.00 ship for free.) While visiting WholePetDirect.com, peruse the many other items intended to provide dogs with stimulating playtime, including the Wiggly Giggly Ball ($12.50), the Wiggly Giggly Bone ($12.50), The Doggles Monster Pull ($16.99), and the Winga Starter Kit by Kurgo ($19.98).
WholePetDirect.com is a well-stocked online pet supplier and boutique featuring a wide array of pet necessities selected by experienced dog and cat care specialists. Among its myriad offerings are dog and cat treats and supplements, toys, apparel, and bedding. WholePetDirect.com also offers a wide variety of items to correct common pet issues such as itchy skin, fear and anxiety, housebreaking, bad breath, and stiff joints. Live representatives familiar with all of WholePetDirect.com’s products are available to chat online.