Hide N Squeak
Hide N Squeak is a fun new take on traditional dog toys. Dogs love new toys. They love finding new things, even if that thing is an old toy that you have re-mastered into something fun. Allegedly dogs prefer this toy over others. The commercial claims that this blanket will wear out even the most hyperactive of dogs. You get to capitalize upon the natural thrill of searching for a hunt that all dogs instinctively have.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Hide N Squeak is $14.99 plus $4.99 shipping, for a total price of $19.98.
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It is versatile. You can use your dog’s existing toys and make them new again.
- Machine Washable
It is machine washable so after your dog has hunted, you can take out the toy and throw it in the wash.
- Inside and Out
You can give it to your dog to play with outside or inside, no matter their size.
Traditionally, dogs need to work or do something active, especially larger dogs. Hide N Squeak gives them that mental and physical challenge all in one. The interaction keeps them motivated and excited.
- High Energy
Dog toys are fun for pets, especially high energy dogs, but many dogs will lose interest in their toys once they become too familiar with them. Old toys and squeaking bones are only effective if they still interest your dog.
- Hidden Pouch
Inside the Hide N Squeak is a hidden pouch. It looks like a soft, plush blanket on the outside, but deep within your dogs will know there is something hidden. This forces them to go on a hunt, of sorts, searching for the fun squeaky toy inside.
This toy is a fun, interactive item that keeps pets entertained for hours at a time. Dogs can dig, hunt, and play all with one blanket. The best part is they can do it without wrecking your home. Many dog breeds require mental stimulation as much as physical stimulation.
In addition to regular exercise, as a pet owner you will need to ensure that your dogs have plenty of toys that expound upon their natural problem solving instincts. They love new challenges and teaching new commands or having them solve a new problem will be a rewarding experience all its own. .
Dogs are quite intelligent. If you are occupied or unable to devote a lot of time to them one day, give them a lot of toys, especially puzzle toys. These will keep their minds occupied and will quite a fun challenge for them. Some of the best mentally stimulating activities you can provide for this breed include fly ball games, free play with other dogs. Other options include retrieval games, trick performances, hide and seek with you, agility games, or working with livestock. Obedience classes can also provide the mental and physical stimulation required by your dog. Of course, the most obedient of dogs still want stimulation which is why this blanket is so effective.
Importance for Puppies
Between twelve and sixteen weeks of age, the permanent teeth begin to break through on dogs. During this phase, they will chew on anything and everything they can get their mouths on. As such, having myriad of toys with different textures is best. Once the dog puppies reach four to eight months, their permanent teeth will all grow in, at which point they will require many chewable toys too. This blanket capitalizes upon that constant need to not only chew, but to hunt and offers a combination blanket that gives dogs both.
How to Use (Step by Step)
Attach any dog toy using the built in strap in the pouch.
Hide said toy in the small or large pocket.
Give it to your dog and watch as they search for a hidden gem.
Toys You Can Use
- Squeak Toys
More pet owners are understanding the importance of squeaky dog toys in the shape of cars or bones. These can be selected in your dog’s favorite color and will provide squeaky fun for everyone. Other dog toys perfect for pet lover gifts are jumbo cupcake toys. There are shapes like giant muffins or cakes and have a squeaker located inside so that it makes a lot of noise for your dog.
Such toys are big and suited for larger dogs. If you enjoy personalizing your pet lover gifts then you can celebrate your dog’s birthday with a birthday girl or birthday boy personalized outdoor dog kit. Said kits provide a canvas bag to hold your dog’s items such as toys, blankets, treats, food, and water. When you have these squeak toys you can integrate them into the Hide N Squeak with ease.
- Ball and Rope
There are toys pre-made like this, but if you have a ball and some rope, you can make one at home. If you have a high energy dog, screw some rope to a tennis ball or rubber ball. The longer the rope, the farther you can throw the ball, and then pull it back as the dog chases it.
- The King
The Kong is a rubber toy, shaped like a snowman. It is very durable and offers true value because of its ability to keep your dog occupied for hours. Kong toys can be filled full of cheese or peanut butter can get your dog next repetitive stimulation as they work toward reaching the treat inside. Said Kong toys are versatile and can be played with inside or out.
They can accommodate hard or soft treats. They can be chewed on for hours without breaking. Hard rubber material encourages your dog to toss the toy, screw the toy around, or rolls the toy. You can find are many shapes and sizes, in addition to levels of toughness from which to choose, which allows you to accommodate varying degrees of stimulation for your dog.
- Food Cube
You can make a food cube that provides reinforcement for your dog. Take a large plastic cube, block, or container and cut shapes into it. Make sure you file down the areas where you cut so it is smooth. Then fill it with dog treats that are shaped so as to fall out of the holes with a bit of shaking. Your dog can then roll the block around, or shake it in order to get the treats out of the sides.
- Frostbite Frisbee
If you live in a particularly cold area, or your winters are quite cold, you can craft a flying disc made of a softer plastic material and will puncture rather than splinter. Simply cut a circle from a large piece of soft, plastic material you have left around the house. This makes it particularly safe for most dogs, and is designed to survive cold-weather and still be catchable.