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Yoshi
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Kong Stuffings

Post by Yoshi » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:42 pm

It seems like a lot of people here like Kongs as much as I (and Xavier) do. So, I was wondering what everyone uses to stuff them. So far Xavier has had:

Chicken with honey (enough to make the chicken stick, but still somewhat messy)
Kibble and peanut butter
Treats of all shapes and sizes (including his Charlee Bear and Kong treats)

I'm hesitant to try the Stuff'n pastes the company makes, just because I'm not a huge fan of some of the ingredients. Has anyone tried them? How do you stuff YOUR Kongs?

...I'm also asking because Xavier is staring at his Stuff-a-ball as if to say to it, "Why aren't there any treats in you??" :wink: He's ready for something new!
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Post by Mollysmom » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:27 pm

I use the peanut butter kong stuff'n biscuits... she isn't wild enough about them to actually try after them... everyonce in a while she'll drop the kong and one will fall out, which she thinks is pretty cool.

i've used creamy peanut butter and kibble, carrot chunks and squeeze cheese. Most effective has been frozen beef or chicken broth
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Post by Ocelot0411 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:20 pm

Ellie must be a complete oddball then as she seems to be the only dog in the world who is not interested in kongs. She has the attention span of a goldfish. If she doesn't get instant gratification then she just gives up. I have been stuffing them with peanut butter, so maybe this just isn't her thing :?

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Post by Mollysmom » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:14 pm

Ellie isn't weird, Molly doesn't care much for them if I make it too much work. (yet she'll climb a tree after a squirrel...) :?
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Post by Yoshi » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:39 pm

It's funny, Xavier wasn't too enthusiastic about his Stuff-a-ball at first, until I got involved and started playing with it myself. Now he loves it :wink:

Ocelot, maybe Ellie would go for a sweeter taste. I've heard of people putting mashed bananas inside as a substitute for peanut butter. Hm, what would go good with bananas? I'll have to try some things out!
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Kong stuffing alternative

Post by shekate » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:37 pm

Try cream cheese, chunky peanut butter, kibble or dog cookie deep inside w/a "plug" of gooier stuff (cream cheese, squirt cheese or PB) so texture changes as they work through layers of stuffing. I read about 'frozen Kong' treats, which I've got to research.
One of my dogs loves anything stuffed in a Kong. The other prefers stuffings in Orca jack toys, which can hold baby carrots, dehydrated fruits (bananas, etc.) more easily.
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Kong stuffing alternative

Post by shekate » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:38 pm

Try cream cheese, chunky peanut butter, kibble or dog cookie deep inside w/a "plug" of gooier stuff (cream cheese, squirt cheese or PB) so texture changes as they work through layers of stuffing. I read about 'frozen Kong' treats, which I've got to research.
One of my dogs loves anything stuffed in a Kong. The other prefers stuffings in Orca jack toys, which can hold baby carrots, dehydrated fruits (bananas, etc.) more easily.
ALSO, try tiny treats of any sort inside an orange 'busy ball', available on-line. I like this toy for it teaches tracking. Both dogs love it, and keeps them busy for hours!
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Post by WendyM » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:06 pm

We do ours in layers using different things. Leaf lard crackles (the tissuey pieces left over from rendering the lard), butter, peanut butter, yogurt, cream cheese, mascarpone, grated carrot, chicken or beef liver, lamb, kibbles, brewers yeast, mozzarella, pork sausage, ground turkey.

For our lazy dog that gives up we don't freeze her kong all the way, so it's less work for her but she takes about the same amount of time the other do with their frozen kongs. Maybe she just has an uncoordinated tongue :D

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Post by Chloe&Atlas'smom » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:52 pm

Chloe loves the kong but only the liver biscuit that the company makes it doesn't matter what else I put into it she is not interested. Atlas just likes to chase it around which is fine with me.

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Post by moxiemutt » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:09 am

I stuff my dog's Kong with peanut butter, or a combonation of a multitude of varieties of treats.
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Post by passionate61 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:33 pm

:D I stuff my dogs kongs with, dried kidney, or liver or heart, they spend hours trying to get the treats out.

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Post by Noobs » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:46 pm

I put kibble in the bottom of Murpny's kong to prevent leakage and fill it with nonfat plain yogurt, and sometimes I put a little peanut butter at the top to seal it, and I freeze overnight. He doesn't even notice us leaving the house once he gets started on it!

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