To keep my dog from messing with my things, I buy him toys, and I try to purchase educational toys or good ones for his teeth. These toys force the dog to do something by being clever. And if you want to take it outdoors, active games in the fresh air are a great Cricket Ball Toy , designed for the owner's cooperative play with the dog. These toys promote physical fitness, activity, reaction time, and hunting skills. I was especially recommended for large breeds. Because my dog is pretty big, and he dropped his extra pounds to chase him, and I often have to chase him to the balls.