March 11th, 2008, 05:53 PM
All I hear about is KONG! I have seen the site and would have ordered one online if there was an option for that, so I just have to go to a pet store sometime soon.
Is there any Kong you reccomend? Instead of the big rubber balls, what about the balls that you can put kibbles in? Has anyone liked these?
March 11th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Get him the puppy one to start with. I think it is the light blue marbelized colour one. You don't need to go to the pet store. They are so popular that they are available at Canadian Tire, Walmart, Zellers, etc.
March 11th, 2008, 06:06 PM
We talked about Kongs in the Pet Product Reviews forum here. This is the thread....
March 11th, 2008, 06:15 PM
I didn't see anything on the specific types of Kong. I am particularily interested in the StuffaBall and the Biscuit Ball.
And is peanut butter really okay for dogs? :eek: I would have thought it would be like chocolate, or something. Very fatty though, I have to be careful about my daschshunds weight.
March 11th, 2008, 06:21 PM
The ones you are interested are probably only available at pet stores. I would still get him the classic puppy kong though. I am not a big fan of giving a lot of peanut butter. I have only used it to plug the hole to keep kibble or other stuff in. If you google kong recipes you'll find lots of ideas.
March 11th, 2008, 06:27 PM
These are the puppy kongs that I would recommend to start with. Click on the word "more" underneath the pictures until you've seen them all.
March 12th, 2008, 12:34 AM
I have a whole collection of Kong products and my dogs love them. I have a couple of the original style Kong, one is a red medium size I think, the other is the King size black rubber (from when we used to have Danes). Also the floaty retrieval Kong (original style on a rope, great for throwing in the water or fields - they're heavy though, not for catching), Kong ball, Kong bounzer (knobby ball), Kong black rubber bone with stuffing holes in the ends, Kong goodie ship (black rubber, kind of like a spaceship with 3 holes for stuffing treats), and from their dental line the stuff-a-ball, dental Kong (kind of a dumbbell shape, ball shapes on each end that are joined by a narrower middle) and a dental "stick". All the dental ones have ridges on them that are supposed to help clean the teeth. I've found most of the Kong products to be really durable and well worth the money, some I've had around for about 6-7 years now. Others seemed to wear more quickly. The dental stick got chewed easily by my dogs, and they also have managed to damage the end of the stuff-a-ball. I try to size them according to our largest dog/most powerful chewer, but I couldn't find the stuff-a-ball in size L, only M or XL. M seemed to be more than large enough for my dogs, the XL seemed huge, but maybe that's what they needed. All of the other Kongs have lasted really well though. Sometimes I stuff them, sometimes not. My dogs have a box full of toys and bones under our coffee table and they just go get out whatever they want, and they play with and chew on all the different Kongs. I tend to do a lot more stuffing when our fields get muddy and I don't take the dogs out to run as much. Usually they go with me every time I go out to do anything but with the spring melt or the fall rains it gets really messy out in my fields. :pawprint:They get a lot wilder in the house then and so having the stuffed Kongs to work at keeps them settled. Stuffing Kongs is a lot easier than repeatedly cleaning up after 7 sets of muddy paws have run through deep sloppy mud and then into the house (and onto the couch and bed) :pawprint::pawprint::pawprint::pawprint::pawprint: :pawprint::pawprint::frustrated::wall: