We’re covering all things Kong! The Kong toy is an awesome tool for feeding your dog and keeping him stimulated and mentally challenged.
They key to stuffing a Kong is to make sure you close the top hole of the Kong with a thick sealant (ex. peanut butter) to ensure that the goodies you’ve stuffed inside don’t fall out.
There are several different things you can put in a Kong toy to keep your dog amused. Popular Kong stuffed mixtures include:
You can basically stuff the Kong with anything (besides foods that hazardous for canines) . Just seal off the holes with peanut butter or cream cheese (something thick).
Stuffing a Kong dog toy, along with other treat dispensing dog toys, is a great way to keep your dog happy and occupied. They are an especially good idea when you plan on leaving your dog home alone all day while at work.
If you want to make your Kong toy more challenging for your dog, here are some tips to boost the difficulty level.
Simply fill with a favorite Kong recipe and freeze overnight!
For a frozen Kong-sicle treat, seal off the smaller hole with peanut butter or cheese (whatever provides a decent seal). Turn the Kong upside down and place in a mug, with large hole facing up. Fill the Kong up with chicken or beef broth, then insert the mug with the Kong into the freezer. Leave it for a night, and then you’ll have frozen treat for your lucky dog!
It’s also smart to give your dog chew toys (like bully sticks or elk antler chews) that will take them some time to go through – having something for your dog to do is essential. If your dog has a mighty mouth, make sure to only seek out dog toys specifically made for aggressive chewers. Luckily, Kong is one of those toys made with tough chewers in mind!
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Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!