Why Do Dogs Destroy Toys?
Welcome to Cool Dog Science. We’re digging up our favorite funky dog facts and fascinating pup studies, marking them with our signature weirdness, and dropping them at your doorstep. This week's topic: Why does my dog destroy toys?
Is your dog a reckless little toy destroyer? Have you found that your pups shred their toys all the time without warning? You might be thinking, “Well I guess my dog is a rotten no-good troublemakin’ son of a gun.”
Guess again, Cowboy! As it turns out, it’s less about your dog being a Naughty Nancy. The reasons might be nicer than you expect…
The unexpected reasons your dog destroys their toys…
— They straight-up love it!
— They’re smart as heck.
— They love a chewing challenge.
— They’re hungry like the wolf.
Can humans destroy too??
Since dogs destroy their toys for fun, and to work out their extra mental and physical energy, I figured I'd give it a try too. I'm a pretty energetic dude! And if little Andi can rip up a toy…
Then I'm pretty sure I can too! How hard can it be?
To be honest, this took a lot longer than I hoped it would. But the results speak for themselves!
Whoa, I think I have a future in the destruction biz! Watch out, folks! Don't invite me into your home!