Dog Toys for a hunting dog (!!!)
I have 3 dogs...2 mixed breeds adopted at shelters and 1 just recently adopted from the SPCA, a Griffon de Korthals. I posted before on him (title of the post was Adopting a dog...wrong breed or not). Now my older dog doesn't bother with toys. The other one loves to play with various balls, my Griffon is about 3 years old, loves also to play with balls and he is very playfull so what would be the best toys to give to a hunting dog, keeping in mind I will never hunt with him and do not want to encourage this behaviour.
I know it is not to respect what the dog was bred to become but I have rescued him because he is a very demanding dog and I knew the dog and was afraid he was going to go to the wrong people because of his looks and want the best for him but also for my other dogs and 11 cats. He loves going for brisk walks and believe you me, he walks a lot and within a few days was able to make him walk next to me. Very pleasant dog to go for long walks with.
Furthermore, I will be moving to the country and I am looking at a house with 9 acres and I want to eventually be able to leave Murdoch off leash and him to come back when I call him. My other 2 listen very well.
I know squeeky toys awaken the prey instinct in the dogs but Griffons have a soft mouth like Labrador Retrievers.