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Old 07-14-2013, 02:01 PM
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Thanks everyone-Im going to give them a try
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:20 PM
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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We used a large dental Kong, used pressure to squash it and inserted a large Milk Bone when our dogs were younger. It fit perfectly and would not come out without some real work on their part. Kept our chow-hounds busy trying new ways to loosen that cookie. One of our dogs took the stuffed Kong to the top of the stairs and dropped it down repeatedly cleaning up chunks as she went until the Milk Bone broke up enough to come out. We called it Pepper's experiments with gravity. Her sister discovered that she had the mouth strength to crush the Kong from the outside to get the cookie to break up. Otherwise we used peanut butter (classic) and kibble or crushed treats.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:51 AM
Location: Edmond, OK
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Our doodle loves his Kong, but even with one of the black ones, designed for serious chewers, he can empty one out in a matter of minutes, seconds if its not something really difficult to get out. He cracks us up with it though. Every morning, he comes and drops it on our feet. If we ignore him, he will continue to pick it up and drop it on us until we acknowledge him and pick it up and fill it for him. If I'm sitting down he will come and continually drop it in my lap until I do something about it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:39 AM
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Sam was food motivated, but even a Kong with peanut butter held his interest for a bit, then it was like, ''hey, I could take a nap, and get a cookie when she comes home anyway.''.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:55 AM
Location: middle tennessee
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my dog has the black kong and its one of his favorite toys. I don't put food in it. He is chewing on it now.

Its the only chew toy that he doesn't destroy in minutes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Location: Deutschland
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I love using Kong to occupy my dogs, too. They will be sucking all the goodies out for maybe 20min or so...depending on what is inside...
You can learn about what to put in on Youtube or Kong website.
My go to recipe is using peanut butter(no salt, no sugar kind) mixed with their foods...sometimes I throw in bananas, cheese, wet food... I also use apple sauce(no sugar), dog cookies, other treats, etc,...you can be
Good luck finding the yummy recipes!
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:20 AM
Location: Northern California
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We usually put peanut butter in the Kongs. It is too easy for them to get kibbles out, and if a treat is completely wedged inside they get bored. With peanut butter there is a strong smell and they will spend a long time sticking their tongues inside to try and lick it out.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by amyla View Post
Hi-just wondering. I have had dogs for years and never owned one? Do they get frustrated trying to get the treat out? What do you put in? I have 2 15lbs dogs
Ahh, I've got a golden lab. She's about 80ish lbs. I put dog treats and lots of peanut butter in her Kong. I do this a few times a month.
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