As much as we love our precious dogs, we often find ourselves feeling frustrated at how quickly they can chew their toys to shreds. With all honestly, doggy toys are not cheap, and the more expensive ones do not seem to last much longer amongst our bigger energetic breeds.
Have you ever found yourself trying to think up creative ways to still provide fun for your pet, but in a more affordable way? Well, this creative couple in New Zealand have taught us a unique and exciting way to do it!
As most of us know, there is nothing a playful dog loves as much as a good old stick! Andrew Taylor from New Zealand knew this story all too well. He and his family are home to their energetic dog Bella. Bella ripped up her toys at a rapid pace, which led to Andrew’s creative brainstorming. After a while, he saw that she loved sticks just as much as her balls and other toys, and he decided to only use them for her to play with.
Later Andrew thought about his community, and how some of them may be struggling with the same experience, and so he came up with the idea of a stick library. In his local park, Andrew built a box to store sticks. These sticks are from his garden and he thought to share them with other dogs around him. The stick library is open, and only has one instruction… Please return. After playing with the sticks, Andrew requests the dogs to simply put them back where they found them!
This is a fun way of teaching them a new habit that encourages sharing too! Perhaps we can also start a stick library for our four-legged friends, saving us money and teaching them to share at the same time. A win-win for everybody!
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