I have found one of the best ways to keep him occupied is a dog Kong, you can fill it up with some very tasty food choices and treats. I received this bone shaped dog Kong, which is really unusual but I liked the fact that it wouldn’t roll around everywhere like the original style dog Kong we have.
How can a dog Kong help my dog
- Keeps the dog entertained
- Helps to teach them to be happy settling on their own, when you leave the room
- If you leaving them home on their own, it makes it exciting and gives them something to do
- Making things like crates positive and fun
- Tires them out mentally and physically so may settle to sleep after
- When offered in a slightly stressful time, this can give positive association to that time, and maybe next time they may not find it so stressful.
I asked my doggie friends and they have come up with a wonderful list of ideas. on what to put in a dog kong. There are some very lucky dogs out there!
What to put in a dog Kong – 39 ideas
- Sweet potato and boiled rice
- Squirty cheese
- Crushed biscuit and cream cheese
- Peanut butter
- Meat paste with kibble inside
- Pâté and fish/meat pastes
- Cheese triangle
- Kibble with cheese
- Chopped sausage and kibble
- Homemade chicken stock in ice cubes
- Natural yoghurt and freeze
- Cheese and peanut butter
- Mashed banana, natural yogurt and cocktail sausages,
- Ham, primula and kibble.
- Natural bio yoghurt frozen
- Meat paste frozen
- Thin coating of marmite
- Natural yoghurt (frozen)
- Fresh chicken
- Kibble, you can soak it in boiling water, leave it overnight and stuff the kong with that.
- Cottage cheese
- Cooked puréed apple or pear
- Tuna and water frozen to make an ice pop kong.
- Sweet potatoes
- Stuffed cold sausages chopped
- Salmon and cream cheese frozen
- Beef paste
- Primula cheese & raw chicken
- Layers: cheese, bit of gravy bone, cheese, bit of carrot, cheese and topped off with coconut oil!!
- Cottage cheese & yogurt, but freeze or really messy
- Small treats then liver pate
- Banana, strawberry and a little goats milk and freeze,
- Sweet potato and banana, frozen too
- Baby food with cream cheese then frozen
- Rub the fat from corned beef tin around
- Carrot/courgette kibble soaked in water and frozen
- Liver pate rubbed around with kibble and carrot
Berkley had peanut butter and hidden biscuits inside, he loved it. I hope you have found some ideas on what you can put in a dog Kong, and your dog will be very pleased with your findings!
I also was sent a lovely water resistant dog bed, this bed is great for Kong eating. You can wipe it clean and it is comfy for Berkley. He has taken to it really well and loves sleeping on it.
I love the fact that I have no more yucky soft beds getting covered in yummy treats which are hard to clean and take ages to dry. The quality of this bed is really lovely, you can fit it in the crate to line the crate base or just use it as a bed in your house.
*Excuse Berkley eyes, they are a little watery and gunky, were off to the vets to get some medicine for it.
*I was sent the dog Kong and dog bed for the purpose of this post