Puppy Kong

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  1. crazydog

    crazydog Andy

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    ok as you know im new at having a puppy and i just now bout a kong, the smallest puppy kong, the one for teething. i bought the right one right? well now, how do we work it? can someone explain to me? i havent stuffed it with peanut butter but roxy absolutely refuses to chew on teh kong, theres no peanut butter in it yet. well so someone help me. i wanted to hear from you all before i stuff it with peanut butter.
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You just put the peanut butter in the opening and help her find it the first time. Unless she has very different taste from most dogs, once she finds the peanut butter, little Roxy will probably spend lots of very contented time working on getting that peanut butter out. You can even freeze the peanut butter in the Kong to make it take even longer for her to get it out; plus when she's teething the cold, frozen Kong will soothe those gums, too.
     
  3. crazydog

    crazydog Andy

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    thank you renee, i was reading the package and it said put peanut butter in the small whole the seal it up (i have the beehive shaped one btw) and then just put it upside down in a cup and fill it with water, chicken buillon, etc. and then put it inside of the fridge and freeze it while in the cup. it said thats how youre supposed to do it but i know if i do it that way i know for sure that after it warms up itll be really messy. we have a white carpet (which now has all sorts of colors in it, i.e. yellow and brown, the most)
     
  4. crazydog

    crazydog Andy

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    i put the peanut butter in it and she doesnt bother it at all. i have to hold it for her and she doesnt bite it either she just licks inside of the hole until theres no more peanut butter. this will only last her a maximum of 5 minutes. she doesnt do anything to it w/o me holding the kong. and i have to be holding it so the hole is pointed up because she will not bother to go look around it for the hole. wow i paid 5 dollars for it too. and te guarantee thing saying that itll keep it busy for an extended period of time was wrong. i want my money back! just kidding. but i still think it is a waste of money. do you recommend anything that will keep roxy occupied for an extended period of time? 8 hours. :( http://www.petfoodstore.co.uk/acatalog/The_Company_of_Animals_Dog_toys.html
    she has the third one by the way.
     
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    Sometimes they'll fake you out as long as you're there, but will play with the toys and Kongs when you're not around. Puzzle balls are another toy that keeps them busy for awhile if you've got your dog confined in an area where there's enough room to roll it around and get the treats to drop out, and there's nothing like a good, squishy chew toy (ours love the Orbee-tuff bones) for a dog to gnaw on when you're gone. Some dogs like plush toys, especially with squeakers, but you need to be careful with those and make sure they're in good repair so your pup's not eating stuffing.
     
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    ^Wow! I think you and I should introduce Roxy and Apollo! He's the exact same way with his kong and his peanut butter, i have to hold it for him too.
     
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    crazydog Andy

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    HAHA yeah but its really a pain though. is there any other way to get her to actually like her kong? i paid a dollar more to get the teething kind (LOL) and she doesnt even bite it! she only licks it (when i hold it for her)
     
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    You might try rubbing a very light coating of bacon grease over it, then setting it down on the floor just out of her reach and walking away. The bacon grease has enough enticing smell that it should get her attention and make her think it's worth her while to work on it for awhile. Sometimes it takes certain dogs some time to learn to play with their toys. She'll also likely decide it's more fun when she actually starts cutting her back teeth and really wants something to gnaw on.
     
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    It took Brady a little while before he started playing with his toys. She just has to get used to them, remember, as of the other day she had never before seen that rubbery foreign object that you stuffed with that delicious gooey stuff. Once she starts getting used to her toys and realizes it is fine to chew on them and that they are for her enjoyment, she will eagerly accept many toys you bring her. Just give her a little time to get older and to get used to the toys. Babies don't usually play with toys when they are really little either. ;)
     
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    Very good point!
     
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    Ive got a puppy kong and i think they arr very good i put little treats in the kong and Lucky is there for age's trying to get the (sweet)out!!!!! :D
    TRhey are very good toy's!!!!!I havent havent had no probb's!! :D
     
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    Before I even knew about the peanut butter, I put small dog biscuits inside the Kong. My dogs keep rolling, pushing, picking up & dropping the Kong trying to get the biscuits out. They have a good time amusing themselves. I now put peanut butter in them which they love.
     
  13. crazydog

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    umm i tried to "make" her chew on the kong and she doesnt like it cuz i think its a little too big for her liking. she puts her teeth on it and it slides off and makes that squeaking noise. just like, you know when you try to bite....a balloon (not that ive tried this before). and you just cant get a hold of it. youre teeth just slide off and makes that squeak noise. welll its the same exact thing as that. she cant get a good enough grip on it with her teeth. do you have any suggestions on how to help this problem?
     
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    Try giving it a good scrubbing with a mild dish soap. Make sure you rinse it and rinse it to get all the soapy taste off of it, then try rubbing a little bacon grease, or butter (not margarine - you shouldn't even be eating margarine) on it to entice her. The scrubbing should dull the heavily polished finish enough to stop the tooth squeaking.

    It may be that she's still too small and won't really get fascinated with it until she's a little bigger.
     
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    crazydog Andy

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    ok thank you renee ill try that. and wont the butter on the kong rub onto my carpet?
     
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    Give it to her in a room without carpet or on an old sheet.
     
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    JRT_Rattie_Mom Terrier Lover!

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    Hmmmm... Kongs!

    My dogs love their kongs so much that I can never find them to "fill" them! They eat out the peanut butter etc. that I put in.. and then bury/hide them like a special bone, LOL!

    Haven't seen either kong for several weeks... and haven't felt like hunting for them... but did happen across this site for lots of treat ideas... as well as "kong stuffing ideas" that I saved for when I do find the kongs again!

    Hope this will help some of the "kong stuffers" with some new ideas!
    http://www.bowchow.com/treatref.html
     

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