Whether you already have a catahoula or are planning on getting one, it is highly likely that you already know leopard dogs can be strong and determined chewers.
With that in mind, finding a good toy that lasts more than a day can be tough.
The importance of toys for catahoula leopard dogs
Not only toys are making your catahoula happier, they also provide intellectual stimulation and strengthen the bond you have with him.
Having strong bonds is very important in any breed but even more when the breed is dominant like catahoula curs.
The leopard dog is extremely energetic and never gets tired, so don’t expect him to lay down the rest of the day after a long walk in the park.
One of the many benefits of toys is that they give dogs additional exercise while being fun for the owner too (watching my catahoula going berserk over a rubber toy never gets old).
Working dog breeds, like catahoulas, are also more prone to boredom: they need to be intellectually stimulated as much as possible or they might become destructive and/or desobedient. Toys that will make them think are excellent because they spend more time on them and you’ll reap the benefits of a smarter dog.
Dogs are social by nature and want to feel like they are part of the family, so bonding is very important and this is something you’ll do very easily by playing with them.
Plus, catahoulas are very protective and might get aggressive around other dogs, so make your catahoula bond with them using toys as soon as you can.
Finally, chewing toys are a great way to improve general dental health.
What type of toy should I buy for my catahoula leopard dog ?
There are 3 main categories for dog toys:
- Exercise toys:
Designed to exhaust your dogs, they are generally for outdoors
- Distraction toys:
Designed to keep your dog busy, generally for indoors
- Soft toys:
Forget them, those are not suited for catahoulas !
The first two categories are great for catahoulas but they need to be very durable, especially the distraction toys where you might not always be keeping an eye on your dog.
It’s common for catahoulas to shred a toy to pieces ingesting in the process some harmful bits and pieces.
So if you want to avoid wasting money, check out these tested high quality and fun toys for catahoula leopard dogs.
Top 5 exercise toys for catahoula leopard dogs
Those are the best toys for human-dog play or dog-dog play. They are designed to exercise your dog and are recommended for outdoor use.
|Commentary||Editor's choice good quality, good customer service and versatile (frisbee, tug war, etc)||Top pick for owners that want their dog(s) to play by themselves.|
(8" recommended size)
|Best value option for owners with low budget||Good for tug war, will floss your dog's teeth at the same time.||Good to practice fetch with a more durable toy. Improves agility.|
Top 5 distraction toys for catahoula leopard dogs
Those are the best toys for a lonely dog. They are designed to avoid boredom in your dog while you are at work or unavailable. If you dog is a strong chewer, avoid giving him toys if you are not keeping an eye on him.
We selected some natural and chemical free toys to avoid issues but it’s always best to supervise.
|Commentary||Editor's choice for natural and organic product with no risk of ingesting harmful pieces||Top pick for very strong chewers||Best value option for owners with low budget. 8 inches recommended size.||Good for fetch, durable ball with unpredictable bounce||Put treats inside and let your dog play with it. Made from natural latex.|
If you know of any other good toy, please let us know in the comments !