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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A couple of weeks ago I was home in England and I was in a big pet megacity thing and saw this Kong toy/torture device, and I thought I'd get one for Frida.

I have been trying to play with it with her, but she didn't seem to understand that the treats came out of the thing, she just kept looking at me and waiting for me to tip it over - then today, suddenly, she started playing with it by herself! :P

Not the most energetic play, but was funny - anyone else use these with Bassets?

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lol, she's lovely I use Kong classics with my two, a bit smaller with holes top and bottom. We fill them with various things, kibble and tripe, sardines and yoghurt, peanut butter, though with that we just coat the inside not fill it, due to Norman's weight problem.
As they have got more skilled at getting the food out, we have packed them tighter, and now even freeze them. Fabulous boredom busters for food motivated dogs, and I can't recommend them enough for dogs who get troublesome when peckish.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine love playing with them, with or without treats. They pick them up and fling them around the room. I stopped filling them due to resource guarding issues. I'm glad they are still enjoying them. Kong makes a lot of good, durable stuff.
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I never could get mine to play with kongs, no matter what treat I shoved inside. My boys are all about bones.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That Kong just got us thru 5 weeks of cage rest with ours. Filled it with peanut butter and bits of doggie cookies.

love em.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JustRoxy View Post
I never could get mine to play with kongs, no matter what treat I shoved inside. My boys are all about bones.
Same here!

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've filled the kongs with a variety of yummies.... my mutts just don't seem to "get it". I know they aren't stupid, they get lots of stuff, Kongs just don't seem to excite them

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use a thing called the cube, its hard plastic the shape of a cube, but with no hard corners that has one hole and compartment for food. The dog must move it and flip it around to get the food out, Edee loves it and is quite good at it. She however has no interest in kongs.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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We have a kong wobble too. We used it when we first got Benson and were worried he was inhaling his dinner too fast. He took to it very easily. The only issue was that he liked to get it stuck in unusal places.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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We have a huge round ball, not a Kong, which we used to put kibble into and that used to provide hours of fascination for both Frankie B, and Teazel Whippet. They seemed to go off it after a while, so I've not used it recently - must dig it out again. On the other hand, my Whippet loves her Kong Wubba and rags it mercilessly. Frankie runs for cover when she's in that mood
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