Dogs bring toys to trusted humans as a sign of affection. It shows they view you as part of their pack.
Bringing a toy is a signal for playtime. Try engaging in a quick game of tug or fetch when your dog presents a toy.
Some dogs bring toys after destroying them to show pride in their "kill". Praise them but avoid rough play.
Anxious dogs may bring a soothing toy for comfort. Offer reassurance if your dog seems distressed.
When your dog brings a toy, offer praise and affection. Play if they seem eager. But set limits if needed.
Reward toy-bringing with treats and play. This reinforces it as a bonding behavior.
If your dog brings toys too often, limit play times. Redirect them gently to decrease the behavior.