No dog is ever too old for a toy. From interactive toys and plush toys – these bundles of fun are great for chasing, chewing and even cuddling with! From Kong, Kyjen, PetStages and more, we have put together a collection of toys that will have your pets bursting with excitement.
Hot or cold, indoors or out, playing is one of our canine companions’ favourite things to do! Playing with you and with other dogs is an important part of a puppy’s behavioural development. When they play too rough, another dog will give them a nip, making sure they don’t make the same mistake twice. This is how they learn proper dog etiquette. Playing with you is not only good for them physically, but also helps them mentally. Even a simple game of tugging on a rope can be beneficial. Plus, this is what dogs see as bonding with their owners. Besides being, good, clean, fun – playing with your dogs is a great way for them to express their natural behaviour. It makes for a good mental break and relieve stress as well. Without regular exercise and playtime, dogs have a lot of pent-up energy and often result in being destructive at home. There also tends to be an increase in jumping and anxiety. Regular exercise with one-on-one playtime with you should ease these problems. Dogs love playing so much that many even try to extend playtime in a number of ways (like refusing to return the stick you threw).
Play Fun, Play Fair
It’s great to stock up on the classic dog toys – balls, Frisbees and tug ropes. But it’s even better to expose them to newer designs, puzzle toys and for those who lover water-play – water durable toys! West paw Design has taken the classic Frisbee and made it glow-in-the-dark. This means that playtime can go on well after sundown. Their highly durable toys have specific ratings that indicate how much chewing they can withstand. The best part of these toys is that many of them float on water and they are made from a unique Zogoflex material that can be re-used. They also offer puzzles to give your pooch something to scratch his head about. The Toppl for example, is one of these. You can also increase the level of difficulty for these. Kong has a similar range of interactive and puzzle toys. Each designed to suit a different sized breed, you can easily choose one that your pet can enjoy. Pet Stages and Pet Brands also present some tough rope and latex toys. Those that squeak (also known as squeaker toys) when picked up can be a brilliant way to surprise your dog. Plush toys, on the other hand are ideal for medium chewers, as they are less likely to rip these stuffed toys apart. Instead, their gums are protected by the soft material. For a good gnawing session, there are a variety of chew toys available and even specific chewys that not only keep your dog entertained but also help with their dental hygiene by cutting down on plaque and tartar. We always recommend that dogs play with their toys under supervision of a responsible adult for safety.
Join in the Game – visit our dog stores in India
Our pet-friendly store policy means that you can bring your pet along to visit our pet store. Our pet stores in Bangalore, Delhi and Pune make it easy to replenish your pet’s toy box. Just drop by with your pet (on a leash preferably, as there may be other doggos also visiting at the same time). This way he or she can pick out a toy that catches their own fancy. Our teams at our pet stores will be able to answer any questions you might have. If you have seen something that we are yet to stock, do let us know what it is, we will do our best to source and stock this for you. If you want your toys home-delivered, we can arrange that as well. Order what you want online via our website or let us know what you want via our WhatsApp number and we will bring your order over. For making online shopping for dogs convenient, we have both online payment options as well as Cash-on-Delivery.
Got a question about the Rules? Let us clear that up for you
Are plush toys dangerous for my dog? Plush toys are recommended only for those dogs who can be termed ‘medium chewers’ or less. These dogs won’t pull out the stuffing and but if they bite the toy, it is soft on their gums and teeth. While the breed does help determine the level of their chewing capacity, it is not the only factor. Even smaller dogs like pugs can be strong chewers. We recommend that all playing is done under the supervision of an attentive (human) adult.
My dogs tend to take their toys into the garden and all of them come back filthy with slobber and mud. How do people keep these clean? While certain toys are not meant for outdoor play, there are others that are designed specifically for a good tumble in the park. Choose carefully, whether these are indoor or outdoor toys will be indicated on the packaging or labels. Maintenance and care instructions are also mentioned on most toys. You should routinely follow the washing instructions for the same.
For water play, stick to durable toys that can float in the water and be easily washed.
We are Pet People
At the Tail Lovers Company, we know what love is. It’s the warm cuddle you get at 3 am, the happy dog-dance when you’re back home and the content purr when your feline curls up in your lap. It’s even the melting eyes that gaze unblinkingly at the dinner table, trusting you completely to share. We believe that these bundles of love deserve nothing short of the best.
So, What Do We Do About it?
Since July 2008, we’ve been sniffing out the best pet brands in the world to give you the pick of the pack. We’ve put together a seriously large collection of necessities and accessories to celebrate our companions. From carefully designed shampoos courtesy WildWash and Isle of Dogs (among others), highly durable toys from Kong to leashes, collars (and all the trimmings) from Trixie and Ruffwear, we have an array of internationally-recognised products. And are constantly adding more!
What Were We Thinking Putting Together 95+ Brands Under One Roof?
We think every pet is different. Some run to you the minute you open the fridge and others just throw you a look to tell you that you may now serve them dinner. Some hide under the dining table when the vacuum cleaner comes on, others think barking solves the problem. This is why it’s not one-size-fits-all when it comes to pets. Finding the perfect food, bed, toys and grooming accessories is like finding your pet’s ‘ticklish spots’ - it takes some searching but when you find them, your pet kicks up his heels and can’t stop smiling. We are constantly looking for products to make your pet happier and healthier. So, whether you’re a veteran pet parent, a first-timer or you’re a fairy godmother to the pets in your neighbourhood, we have everything you need right here, under one roof.
Our Partnership with Heads Up for Tails
Thanks to our mutual fondness pets, we have a partnership with Heads Up for Tails (or HUFT) that goes beyond the paperwork. Being India’s only luxury brand for pets, Heads Up for Tails was founded to give back to our furry companions. Inspired by the daily necessities of pets and pet parents, their products are functional with a big helping of fun! In their search for ‘the best,’ they are picky when it comes to the materials they choose and the techniques they employ to make HUFT products. Plenty of research and strict quality control ensures that your pet gets nothing less than perfect. Creative geniuses, they even customise products to suit the specific nature of your pet.
In their search for ‘the best,’ they are picky when it comes to the materials they choose and the techniques they employ to make HUFT products. Plenty of research and strict quality control ensures that your pet gets nothing less than perfect. Creative geniuses, they even customise products to suit the specific nature of your pet.