Everyone is telling me to get a kong for my puppy she is about 4 lbs. and she is four months old Is this really good for a puppy this age and she cant chew it up and where can you find these kongs at what store?
they also make puppy kongs, they are a blue adn white rubber, i think they are softer rubber for teething puppies. the red ones are for grown, normal chewers, adn the black ones are super tough for power chewers. kongs are great. i fill them for my dogs wevery day and they are still working on them when i get home. when i get the kongs out, they run to their crates b/c the know the goods are coming.
they are around $5-$8, but they last forever. the puppy one you will have to upgrade once she gets adult teeth, but the only reason i have replaces them is because we have lost them.
I was just wondering because I'm having her get into everything and chewing on stuff and she has toys but she rather chew on other stuff that she supposed to not be chewing on, and she loves her bones but people tell me that those rawhides and dingo bones are really bad for them so i dont know what else to do.
My puppy Doberman is a power chewer. She destroys just about anything she chews. I bought her the Nylabones and she tears them apart. I don't like rawhide for a power chewer because she rips off large chunks and swallows them. I bought her the red Kong and put the spray flavors that comes with it and she has it licked clean in about 10 seconds. I then put the flavor all the way up in the top of the Kong so she can't reach it with her toung and she struggles with it. She got frustrated one day and just tossed it up in the air and when it landed on its bottom the flavor shifted down where her toung can reach it so she cleaned it out. To make this long story short, she has learned if she tosses it the filling will move where she can get it. If I could only figure out a way to keep the flavor in it it would keep her busy for hours so she won't chew on what she is not supose to .
Walmart has had kongs for an awfully long time.. I've found in past they are sometimes a little cheaper than petsmart.
Your dog will want to play with a stuffed kong, especially if it has something real delectible inside. Which makes it more fun than furniture, or even other toys at times. My pup will never turn down a kong filled with something good. If you find your pup emptys it too fast throw it in the freezer overnight first.
What kind of stuff do y'all fill your kongs with? I've heard of using peanut butter, but I've also heard that makes a mess. I haven't actually purchased a kong toy yet, but I'm thinking I really need to. My dog is a big time chewer!
All my dogs get kong toys and most of them have had them since they were puppies.They are great for puppies.It keeps them busy and quiet for long periods of time.Also i have only had one dog completley chew up a kong toy and that was a very stron pitt bull.
Ours finishes it so fast she only gets frozen kongs and therefore less of a mess. She eats it as it melts.
We use low fat cheese wiz, peanut butter, canned nutro wet food, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, table scraps, plain yogurt etc.
We have nutro lamb and rice sticks. They are the right size to plug the hole in the end of a kong so we break off a piece and plug the hole so it doesn't leak. Stand it up in the freezer overnight and you have a kongsickle.
The point of the kong is to keep the dog occupied. I think the kong is great for some dogs, but for some it take seconds and the filler is gone. Mabe filling it with, plain yogurt, peanut butter or even wet dog food and freeze it so It takes longer to finish. They do also sell real bones with the hole through the middle.You can stuff these as well.
There are a great many toys that will help keep pups interested in chewing what they SHOULD, but truth be told...you still need to prepare to lose a shoe or two, a couple of socks, watch the furniture and always make sure you NEVER leave the pup alone where there are connected, exposed electrical cords. Teething happens~
My guys love the Kongs (I use the Kongs liver treats in them). They love the "Wiggly Giggly treat ball", dispenses treats. There's the Buster Cube, also entertaining for some....Basically, it's trial and error to see what interests your pup. NEVER give an old shoe to chew on. The pup doesn't know (or really care) about the difference when it comes to a pair of really expensive "good" shoes and old worn out tennis shoes.
Socks..well, I must admit to using them. I stuff some into the end of an old athletic sock and make a "tug" toy. My crew also love the tennis ball toys...tennis balls, bones out of the same stuff. They have balls with knobby thingies on them that light up as they roll...they love the heavy rubber tug toys, with loops at each end and will actually take it to the other when they want to engage them in play.
I give them greenies and bull pizzles in addition to Mrs. Butler's cookies, the Natural Balance roll and home made doggie treats.
Just remember, you now have a toddler in your home and just like a human toddler, they can and WILL find anything and everything they can get into unless you keep a close eye out and keep them entertained until this too passes.