I had been warned a number of times. Raising a puppy is not an easy task. They require a lot of attention, and need to go to the bathroom a number of times throughout the night. They are awake for spurts through the day, and crash out equally as much. But when they are up, they’re ready to go. They have energy and want to play. Despite the docile nature of a Great Dane, a puppy is a puppy, and Bella is no different. Toys are a must, and the Hide-A-Squirrel toy does help me out.
Puppies are constantly going through a teething process, and while I have a number of chew bones, and other teething specific toys, Bella seems to enjoy softer materials for sure. My socks and shirts are on the top of her list, so when I can replace my clothing with another toy that is meant for her to gnaw on, I am reaching for whatever is closest. The 3 squirrels that come with the toy are great. They all squeak, and all are soft and plush. But what really what she seems to enjoy the most is the tree stump that the squirrels hide in. Despite the fact that she is only slightly larger than the stump, she grips it with her teeth and shakes it all around, getting out her energy, and having fun doing so.
Now I understand that all dogs are a little different, but the combination of items that come with this toy seem to be a good value, and Bella sure seems to enjoy them quite a bit. Certainly has been a great buy for me.