How About a Stick?

Do you have a stick? Calling all you dog lovers and dog owners out there! Isn’t having a dog one of the best experiences of your life? There is so much to enjoy when you own a dog.

One of the best parts of having a dog is playing with it. And playing with a dog makes you feel young and helps you get some exercise too. Best of all, most dogs are ready to play any time that you are.

I'll bet you have been to several stores looking for and purchasing dog supplies and toys. There is a wide variety of toys out there – and at all price ranges. You can buy pet toys anywhere from a dollar store all the way up to dog specialty stores.

Some examples of common dog toys are Nylabone Frisbee, balls, Rope Toys, chews and squeaky toys. One of the cutest kinds of toy is the one shaped like a piece of meat. Does the dog get this similarity? I doubt it.

Oftentimes the BEST dog toy of all is something very simple and something free as well – a stick! Yes, a stick. And these can serve many purposes. A dog will chew on it, roll over with a it, growl at it - and will even fetch it.

The good thing about a these is that there is always one around and if the dog loses one there is always another one close by. Dogs love to chew on them. This will keep them busy for a while. They also will play tug-of-war with them. This is always fun for them too.

Most people think of fetch when they think of dogs and sticks and fetch is a very fun game. The dog will get a lot of exercise and you can stand still if you want to. You can put as much or as little effort into a game of fetch as you want to. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?

So, go out there and buy all the expensive dog toys you want – your dog will thank you. But for that great big wet kiss and a complete licking, you'll find the best all around dog toy as close as your back yard – a stick!

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"Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw — I don't say she will, but she can." -- Dorothy Parker