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Old 10-23-2004, 03:22 PM
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ok as you know im new at having a puppy and i just now bout a kong, the smallest puppy kong, the one for teething. i bought the right one right? well now, how do we work it? can someone explain to me? i havent stuffed it with peanut butter but roxy absolutely refuses to chew on teh kong, theres no peanut butter in it yet. well so someone help me. i wanted to hear from you all before i stuff it with peanut butter.
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:13 PM
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You just put the peanut butter in the opening and help her find it the first time. Unless she has very different taste from most dogs, once she finds the peanut butter, little Roxy will probably spend lots of very contented time working on getting that peanut butter out. You can even freeze the peanut butter in the Kong to make it take even longer for her to get it out; plus when she's teething the cold, frozen Kong will soothe those gums, too.
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:24 AM
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thank you renee, i was reading the package and it said put peanut butter in the small whole the seal it up (i have the beehive shaped one btw) and then just put it upside down in a cup and fill it with water, chicken buillon, etc. and then put it inside of the fridge and freeze it while in the cup. it said thats how youre supposed to do it but i know if i do it that way i know for sure that after it warms up itll be really messy. we have a white carpet (which now has all sorts of colors in it, i.e. yellow and brown, the most)
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Old 10-24-2004, 07:03 PM
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i put the peanut butter in it and she doesnt bother it at all. i have to hold it for her and she doesnt bite it either she just licks inside of the hole until theres no more peanut butter. this will only last her a maximum of 5 minutes. she doesnt do anything to it w/o me holding the kong. and i have to be holding it so the hole is pointed up because she will not bother to go look around it for the hole. wow i paid 5 dollars for it too. and te guarantee thing saying that itll keep it busy for an extended period of time was wrong. i want my money back! just kidding. but i still think it is a waste of money. do you recommend anything that will keep roxy occupied for an extended period of time? 8 hours. http://www.petfoodstore.co.uk/acatal..._Dog_toys.html
she has the third one by the way.
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Old 10-24-2004, 08:07 PM
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Sometimes they'll fake you out as long as you're there, but will play with the toys and Kongs when you're not around. Puzzle balls are another toy that keeps them busy for awhile if you've got your dog confined in an area where there's enough room to roll it around and get the treats to drop out, and there's nothing like a good, squishy chew toy (ours love the Orbee-tuff bones) for a dog to gnaw on when you're gone. Some dogs like plush toys, especially with squeakers, but you need to be careful with those and make sure they're in good repair so your pup's not eating stuffing.
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Old 10-24-2004, 08:07 PM
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^Wow! I think you and I should introduce Roxy and Apollo! He's the exact same way with his kong and his peanut butter, i have to hold it for him too.
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:01 PM
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HAHA yeah but its really a pain though. is there any other way to get her to actually like her kong? i paid a dollar more to get the teething kind (LOL) and she doesnt even bite it! she only licks it (when i hold it for her)
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:09 PM
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You might try rubbing a very light coating of bacon grease over it, then setting it down on the floor just out of her reach and walking away. The bacon grease has enough enticing smell that it should get her attention and make her think it's worth her while to work on it for awhile. Sometimes it takes certain dogs some time to learn to play with their toys. She'll also likely decide it's more fun when she actually starts cutting her back teeth and really wants something to gnaw on.
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Old 10-26-2004, 07:31 PM
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It took Brady a little while before he started playing with his toys. She just has to get used to them, remember, as of the other day she had never before seen that rubbery foreign object that you stuffed with that delicious gooey stuff. Once she starts getting used to her toys and realizes it is fine to chew on them and that they are for her enjoyment, she will eagerly accept many toys you bring her. Just give her a little time to get older and to get used to the toys. Babies don't usually play with toys when they are really little either.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:12 PM
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Very good point!
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