Cheap vs. Expensive Dog Toys: Do Pricey Toys Make Dogs Happier?

In a viral video, animal advocate Rocky Kanaka, conducted an experiment to determine whether his dogs could tell the difference between cheap and expensive toys. Rocky introduced his three dogs, Zoe, Flip, and Kobe, to various toys and observed which ones they preferred.

Which toys do dogs like best? Let's put them to the test

Dogs Decide: Cheap Toy vs Expensive Toy

The experiment included a $10 donut-shaped toy and another over $20, a 99 cents store-brand mini tennis ball and a $2 brand-name mini tennis ball, and two smart toys, one of which was priced at $100. Rocky stated that he hoped the video would be helpful in understanding which toys are worth spending money on and how he could donate toys to shelters and rescue groups.

Which toys do dogs like best? Let's put them to the test

Rocky first introduced Kobe, his blind dog, to the toys. Although Kobe could not see the toys, he could hear the sound of a crinkled and squeaky toy. After exploring both toys, he chose the cheaper donut-shaped toy. Zoe, the boss of the group, had a strong preference for a brand-name mini tennis ball priced at $2 compared to the cheaper 99 cents store-brand ball. Finally, Rocky presented his dogs with two smart toys that he described as expensive. He did not disclose the price difference between them.

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Is spending extra money on toys worth it?

The video served as an experiment to determine whether spending extra money on toys was worth it. While Kobe chose the cheaper toy, Zoe’s preference for the brand-name tennis ball suggests that some dogs may prefer more expensive toys. Rocky’s experiment highlights that each dog is unique, and their preferences for toys may vary.

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Which toys do dogs like best? Let's put them to the test

In conclusion

In conclusion, Rocky’s experiment suggests that dog owners should consider their pets’ individual preferences before spending extra money on expensive toys. While some dogs may prefer more expensive toys, others may not notice a difference between a cheaper toy and an expensive one. Rocky’s video also highlights the importance of donating toys to shelters and rescue groups to help dogs in need. Finally, the sponsored segment in the video demonstrated the effectiveness of influencer marketing in promoting businesses to their target audience.

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