Knotty Games for Good Dogs

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CEO Olivia and her Knotty Toy

Hello all, CEO Olivia reporting. Spring is still several weeks away at the Knotty Toys for Good Dogs International Headquarters. The snow has been so deep this year that our outside playtime has been very limited. Luckily, my pack lives in a house full of toys.

It’s important that your good dog gets plenty of physical exercise but it’s equally important for it to work it’s brain too. Boredom can lead to OCD & other “unwanted” behaviors. A canine couch potato is just as bad as the human one.

Our Knotty Toys for Good Dogs are an excellent choice for boredom busting fun. My huMom intended our toys to be interactive. Yes, they are gurrreat for just chewing, which is pawsome for teeth & gums, but they are also wooftastic for playing games with humans.

Hide & Seek. Hide your good dog’s Knotty Toy & then ask them to find it. Trust me, the wonderful smell of raw hemp will guide your good dog to the hiding spot. When they do, make a big deal out of it.  The first few times make it easy until they understand the game, then slowly make the search more challenging. Always reward with positive reinforcement be it a quick tug game or a treat. Always praise your good dog & show lots of enthusiasm. We need to know your having fun.

Fetch. Playing fetch is always fun, especially if there is a reward for returning the toy. Sometimes a game of fetch can turn into a game of tug of war. Just for fun, I don’t always release the toy upon fetching it. I like to make my huMom do some work, she’s bored with winter too. BOL!

Tug of war. This is a favorite game for all good dogs, especially puppies. Our wild ancestors played it. It helps develop our muscles & it seems to be an instinctual impulse for us to pull. Any of my Knotty Toys can be used for this game but I recommend one of our Knotty Chaw-Chaws.

The bottom line is, just like humans, good dogs need mental stimulation & regular exercise. Which reminds me, I believe I have a 3 o’clock Knotty Chaw Chaw scheduled with huMom.

CEO Olivia

Why Don’t You Promote Your Products More? ~ Now You Know

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Hello everyone. CEO Olivia here. Recently I was complemented on my blog. But also a good question was asked, “Why don’t you promote your products more?” I’ll try to answer that.

For those who have followed my blog you know that we focus a lot on canine health; especially canine epilepsy awareness. We do this because I live with canine epilepsy & I sincerely want to offer help & guidance to others who live with this disease. On my Facebook page my huMom & I have connected with many, many families who also live with canine epilepsy. We are constantly learning new things which we share here.

Knotty Toys For Good Dogs came into being because my huMom believes all good dogs deserve a healthy all natural toy, free of synthetics, dyes & chemicals. I personally need such toys due to my epilepsy. Hemp was chosen because it is chemical free. Our Knotty Toys are made from hemp grown in Hungary & Romania. We buy our rope “raw” so it remains rough & smelling wooftastic. It’s great for cleaning teeth while you chew.

To answer the question, I guess we want to be something more than just another dog toy company. It’s important to us to be socially conscious & be able to offer help & support so that all good dogs are healthy, happy & loved. So that’s why we don’t just talk about how wooftastic our toys are. Now you know.

Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. The healthy, all natural alternative to synthetic or chemically treated toys.

CEO Olivia

 

 

What do good dogs see? Now You Know

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My huMom has informed me that many dog toys are brightly colored. In fact the most popular colors for dog toys today are red or safety orange (the bright orange red on traffic cones or safety vests). However red is difficult for us dogs to see because we dogs don’t see color’s like humans do. So what do we see?

We do see colors, but they aren’t  as vibrant as what you see. Also we dogs don’t see as much of the color spectrum as you. The eyes of both humans & dogs contain light catching cells called cones that respond to color. Humans have three types of cones but we dogs only have two.

Good dogs see the colors of the world as basically yellow, blue & gray. We see the colors green, yellow & orange as yellowish, & we see violet & blue as blue. Blue-green is seen as a gray.

So that brightly colored toy might have caught your eye in the store but your good dog may have difficulty seeing it. Personally speaking, I’ve never had any problem seeing my Knotty Gnaw, just saying.

CEO Olivia