You have the healthy diet sorted, now for a healthy mind. Dogs need toys to provide mental stimulation, allow for appropriate chewing, and serve as important tools in behavior modification. Toys are mentally and physically stimulating and assist in fulfilling a dog's emotional and physical needs.
Many behavior problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy. Toys offer mental and physical stimulation and enrichment. Directing your dog's energy into play with toys can prevent or help resolve such problems as digging and chewing on furniture, shoes or shrubbery.