Every dog has that one toy that drives them crazy. For Paddington, it’s balls. Any ball, but preferably a tennis ball. Corduroy on the other hand, isn’t so picky, she will take anything that squeaks – especially if it’s small and she can carry it around and randomly squeak it.
Paddington’s favourite thing to do is play fetch, but her second favourite is tug of war, and always has been. From when she was a puppy, she just loved to tug and pull on ropes and toys. She has this thing she tries to get us to do now, which i think stemmed from her flyball days, where she fetches the ball and when she brings it back, she tries to get you to play tug of war with another toy, until you throw the ball again.
When I found out that there would be a new pet toy line by Shoppers Drug Mart called Amigo, I was intrigued. They had a lot of really interesting toys, and they all looked like a lot of thought was put into them. Whether the toy is made to make your dog think, work or play, they are well made and all seem quite durable.
We tried out the Lilly squeaky toy and the Plush & Rope toy. The Lilly is a small pink and white rubber toy that has pretty much the best squeaker I’ve ever heard in it. The dogs were interested before I even gave it to them because when I unpacked it, I had to (of course) try out the squeaker. Paddington was fascinated by the Plush & Rope toy and quickly included it in our evening fetch/tug of war sessions. She especially loves the rubber ball in the middle and likes to chuck it around while she plays.
We had some friends over last weekend and they brought their two dogs for a doggy playdate. Molly and Ernie are Shitzu/Poodle mixes and both dogs zeroed in on the Amigo toys and started playing with them almost immediately. These toys are definitely a hit!
Good news for you cat lovers, they also have a Cat Toy Line as well!
So next time you are out getting some bandaids at Shoppers Drug Mart – check out the new pet toy section!