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1 may 2024

Why is it important to play with dogs?

In this blog, you'll discover why playing with your dog is more than just a fun activity. Additionally, we introduce The Dog's Best Friend Game™ by West Paw. This interactive game is specially designed to bring owners and their dogs together in an adventure full of challenges and teamwork.

Read on to learn more about why playing with your dog is not only an enjoyable activity but also an essential part of a happy and healthy life.

Physical Exercise

Playing with dogs offers a wide range of benefits, both for the dog itself and for their owners. Physically, playing is an excellent form of exercise for dogs, allowing them to stimulate their muscles and improve their overall physical condition.

In addition, obesity is a common problem in dogs that can lead to various health issues, such as joint problems, heart diseases, and diabetes. Regular playtime with your dog can help prevent or reduce obesity by burning calories and stimulating their metabolism. Moreover, it can regulate their appetite, making dogs less likely to overeat. In this way, playing not only contributes to your dog's physical fitness but also to their overall health and well-being.

Mental Stimulation

But playing goes beyond just physical activity; it is also mentally stimulating. Mind games and puzzles challenge dogs' cognitive abilities, prevent boredom, and can help prevent behavioral problems due to understimulation.

Furthermore, playing contributes to positive interactions between dogs and their owners. It can build trust and strengthen mutual affection, fostering the bond between both parties. Additionally, active play can reduce stress, both in dogs and humans, as the release of endorphins promotes feelings of happiness and relaxation.

Learning New Skills

Another benefit of playing with dogs is its educational value. Through games and training sessions, dogs can learn new skills and obedience in a fun and stimulating way.

The Dog's Best Friend Game

The importance of playing with dogs is well understood by West Paw. This American company is known for creating high-quality products that are safe for pets, considering their environmental impact, think of Zogoflex and Seaflex dog toys. Their mission is to make both pets and their owners happier with innovative, sustainable, and ethical products. West Paw now involves the whole family in playing their latest interactive game called The Dog's Best Friend Game™.

Fun and Training in One

The Dog's Best Friend Game™ is designed to bring humans and dogs together in an adventure full of challenges and teamwork. It's not only fun but also subtly adds extra dog training.

The game is created by animal behavior specialists, pet lovers, and experienced game designers, suitable for adults and children aged 8 and up. There are breaks built into the game, but players can always take additional breaks. If one task doesn't elicit the desired response from the dog, simply draw another card.

Another advantage of The Dog's Best Friend Game™ is that it can be played both alone and together with the dog, making it suitable for various family situations.

The game comes with 81 challenge cards, 5 training tip cards, 8 plastic cups, a non-slip play mat, 2 plush dog toys, an hourglass, and a rule sheet. There are also 4 blank cards included for players to design their own games.

West Paw offers various tips to maximize the fun of the game. These tips include using treats for positive reinforcement, teaching commands using the play mat and cups, and reinforcing obedience using the specific dog toys in the game such as the dice plush and bone plush.

In short, The Dog's Best Friend Game™ is not only a fun pastime but also a valuable tool for strengthening the bond between people and their furry companions, while providing fun and friendship at the same time.

Personalized advice

At Warmako, we are ready to find the right dog toys for your customers. Feel free to contact us so that our staff can provide expert advice. Contact us via [email protected] or 010 311 8400. Prefer to speak with a representative? Use the contact information below.


Tim van Westerveld
T: +31 (0)6 13556661
E: [email protected]

Denny Vermulm
T: +31 (0)6 57122445
E: [email protected]

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