Lots of people have come to the blog searching for suggestions about living with a blind dog, and in particular toys which can be  suitable for blind or partially sighted dogs. Nearly all of the interactive toys that we review are suitable for blind dogs, deaf dogs and dogs with all 5 senses, and they have been tried and tested by BlindDog.

Many owners of blind dogs come to mind that they may lead limited and unhappy lives as a result of their disability, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Most dogs adapt very well to presenting reduced vision and keep on enjoying life while they did before. That being said, there are several means of making it easier for your blind dog to continue playing.

Part of the reason it may be more difficult for blind dogs to play is they have trouble finding their toys in the initial place, or they losethem part way through playing, so I've collected a listing of toys which will make playing easier for blind and partially sighted dogs. Another reason your pet dog who is newly blind or gradually going blind may weary in playing is that they may lose confidence and become depressed. There are lots of approaches to enrich your puppy, even if they can no loner see, and by encouraging your puppy to engage in play you are able to help him gain confidence and adjust to a world of smells, sounds, and touch.

oys which make a noise while they're being used can keep your puppy interested and ensure it is easier to get when it gets out of reach. Try the Wiggly Giggly range of balls, jacks and dumbbells which are motion activated and produce a giggling sound (plus they do not require batteries!). Along the same lines is the Babble Ball which comes in three different sizes and includes a very sensitive motion detector, so your puppy can activate the toy by just walking past. You can select from ‘wisecrack'and ‘animal sound'versions. There's also the Busy Buddy Chuckle, which is a noise-making bone and treat dispenser in one.