Rilo is in love with his Kong. He has always liked it ever since he was a puppy. However, Rilo is also super smart and long ago has learned to toss his Kong in the air so that when it bounces the treats will fly out. I stuff his kong with bits of deli meat, like roast beef or pit ham, or applel slices, bananas, etc. but I was just curious if anyone has any good ideas for treats that will last a bit longer and won't fly out so easily. I usually shove the meat down to the very bottom and pack it pretty tight but a couple of tosses to the floor and he gets it out...little smarty! =)
How about mixing a little peanut butter or yogurt with the treats and maybe that would hold them in a little longer? Haven't done this myself but Cody doesn't get his treats out that quickly. You could also do this and then freeze the kong and that would make it last longer too. Good luck!
I am wondering too-Mia tosses it in the air until the treat comes rolling out. You can tell he is so proud when he gets it out! But, when he was a pup, they lasted for 2 hrs! Now, it is about 30 minutes tops.
He takes the 1st little bite off of the actual Kong Treat, then tosses it to get the whole chunk of the rest out. So smart!
Thanks for all the tips! I hadn't thought about looking on the Kong website. There are quite a few good recipes for freezing foods inside the Kong...I think I'll try some of them and see how Rilo likes it. He is a huge fan of all fruits and veggies so I'm sure I'll find something he likes! =)
I actually sent in a complaint to KONG a few months back...Never got a response though. I was complaining about the fact that nearly half of the KONG Treats I bought were broken...And thus, non-usable for me to put inside the KONG. I expressed my frustration as a loyal KONG customer, yet I did not hear back from them at all. I was dissapointed, I expected more from them! The bags I buy have about 10 broken ones each time...Yeah I know, not a whole lot, but still, they have no use for me! (I dont like to give them as seperate treats)
ok, call me kwazee, (I have never purchased a Kong, seen em, just never got one) How do (experienced Kong users), after your dog eats all the yummy out. How do you (like if u used p-nut butter, or honey), clean the inside?
I put banana slices and some treats and some peices of food and fill it in with peanut butter or cheese whiz or the liver paste made by Kong and then I freeze it.It keeps my boy entertained for hours.
I have nevr really cleaned it because my dog cleans it with his toungue very well.If it does need cleaned I will soak it in hot water for a few hours and the nstuff a dry cloth down in it and dry it out.
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anything that fits in there, goes in there, in our house. even pizza crust treats? in the kong. i mix peanut butter & vanilla yougurt i also discovered canned salmon the other day, smells horrid (i hate seafood) but they love it. chicken, tuna fish, any kind of biscuit or cookie i can fit in there....
I recently bought the small blue puppy kong. I guess i really didnt know what to stuff it with. I bought the peanut butter treats for it but Bentley doesnt like dog treats at all. Is this werid? Ive tried stuffing this baby kong with every kind of puppy treat and he wont play with it and doesnt like any dog treat i give him. But now reading these replys i think im going to stuff it with other things . Does any one know of a good puppy treat that puppys love? Why doesnt my puppy eat those dog treats? I must have bought 8 differnt boxes and bags of treats and he wont eat them. So i gave up on the kong and really didnt know what else to do with it. So basically i can stuff it with roast beef? ( he loves roast beef) any maybe put some peanut butter in the hole so it dont come out? Anyone have any sugustions on what i could fill this baby kong with for a picky eater i guess i would say. And hes been like this from day one even before i would reward him with peices of roast beef or chicken. Thanks again for any info theresa
Yeah, Rilo isn't much of a dry treat eater either. I stuff his kong with just about anything....roast beef, ham, bananas, apples, etc. You just have to make sure you clean it out good if you are stuffing foods in it that can spoil. After looking at the replies to my post I have gotten a few new ideas too and am going to try the recipes where you freeze things inside to make it last longer. I don't put peanut butter in it because it is messy and Rilo's schnauzer beard picks up any mess around! =)
The Dunbar book I mentioned about suggests not even feeding the puppy from a dish -- his daily ration should either be hand fed (part of training/socialization) or in a Kong (to keep them occupied and teach appropriate chewing). Again, this is just from the book, and I don't know if this has worked for anyone. I would think if the dog has fewer feeding options, he'd be alot less picky.
OK, I went out & bought 2 Kongs. I have 2 GSD's, one is 6 mos, & one is 11 years. They both were interested at first, & the pup stuck w/hers till it was clean. The Senior dog cleaned most of his, but there was a couple of treats W/liver past stuck in the top (smaller hole end), & he left it at that & appeared to loose interest. I also tried the carrots on the pup, she chomped on it a couple of times. Guess I'll have to try the frozen gig, & change up some treats inside for them to keep it interesting. Although the Pastes for the Kongs are almost $8 each, thought that was kinda pricey. I see a couple of posts that people used the squirty cheese? Is that OK for the dogs?
Squirty cheese: Can't speak for anybody else, but my dog likes it and has never had any ill effects from it. That said, I'm sure it's not the healthiest thing, but then my boy doesn't get it daily, either.
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Medium and large sized Milkbones fit perfectly into the large size kong. I can usually put 2 mediums in the kong but nothing else will fit in with them except for peanut butter so I'm not sure how the crossing the bones mentioned above works...