Thanks so far for all the great advice. I am learning alot from these boards.
Anyway, I purchased a puppy kong for my 3 mth old maltipoo, after being told these are superior toys for dogs. Now, the treats they sell, like the squeezey cheese, is kind of pricey. Does anyone have any suggestions or recipes that seem to be winners amungst their dogs? I did read you can freeze them with peanut butter and water.
mine will ONLY play with their kongs if they are filled with goodies. its so comical to watch them trying to lick all the peanut butter out of them. of all their toys though, this is their favorite. lol :
I have never had to stuff Cody's with anything, he loves to play with the kong with nothing in it! He chews on it and then someone will toss it a little for him and he loves to chase after it you don't know where it is going and he just follows it till it stops. I understand a lot of dogs enjoy PB but I gave Cody something with PB in it and it gave him the runs, not a fun time! He enjoyed the PB when it was going down, but even he wasn't very happy afterwards. Good luck and enjoy your pup.
I fill mine with crushed up treats mixed with PB. They lick as far as they can and give up. They don't put up much of a fight to get all of it. I also like freezing the kongs with the PB in it...last a lil longer
Just a quick note, if you are going to give you dog toys you should be careful when choosing them as the rubber can be toxic in itself. Almost all soft rubber toys contain PVC. The FDA put regulations and warnings out for children, but not for dog toys. You should look for something that is natural rubber or latex soft rubber and if you query google for 'natural pet products' you should find something. Personally a good old stick works for me and my dogs have never needed anything more.
last night i found a whole bunch of red scrapes and marks on the walls and baseboards at the base of my stairs. those little bugger shave been throwing them down the stairs to get them to bounce and expel the goodies. thay are too darn smart. or lazy. or both. today, i gated off the stairs :) score: mom, 1. puppies, 0.
so i've tried giving my new puppy a kong toy with some peanut butter in it. she LOVED it!! the only bad thing is.. how the heck do you get them back clean (the parts their tongue can reach that is)? i tried using my fingers to scoop it out, which works okay.... but there's got to be an easier way that i'm missing.
we use them where i work and i have yet to find a dog who doesn't like them. the peanut butter mixed in with treats is the easiest way. and to clean them, we run them through the dishwasher. depending on how much peanut butter is left in them, maybe gotta run it through twice :-)