Most dog lovers agree that their pets just love these noisy toys. So what is it about a squeaky toy that dogs find so appealing?
Some people believe the excitement your dog feels when he plays with a squeaky toy is instinctual. It goes back to a time when dogs had to hunt and kill prey to survive. Hunting is just a natural part of being a dog. The squeaky noises of prey animals would help dogs locate their prey - and the noises the prey animals made during the kill were probably satisfying to a hungry dog.
"Hunting" a squeaky toy gives your dog the same type of satisfaction. And the more the toy squeaks, the more excited your dog may become. That's why so many dogs will try to "kill" the toy by destroying it and pulling out the squeaker. This behavior isn't bad, but it can be very dangerous. Dogs can easily swallow parts of fabric or plastic that have been chewed off and cause an intestinal blockage or stomach upset. Inspect your dogs toys often. Swallowing squeakers or stuffing can be life-threatening and can happen very quickly. For this reason, it's very important to always supervise your dog's play.