What is dog squeaking toys ?
Dogs are hardwired from their days as wolves to attack prey. The squeaking noise triggers instincts in your pup that results in them identifying the squeaker toy as prey that they need to kill (think rabbit, mouse, bird, etc.). So, kill is exactly what they do.
Do dogs need squeaky toys?
Generally speaking, most dogs like toys that simulate prey. This is why squeaky toys and soft toys are often very popular with most dogs. Hearing the high-pitched squeak and/or ripping apart a soft plush toy can be immensely satisfying to some dogs.
Do dogs think squeaky toys are alive?
Your dog doesn't think their squeaky toys are alive.
However, that squeaky toy has similarities to a live animal that makes them appealing for your dog and can set off certain behaviors for them.