The Magic of Chew Toys KONG®:
Made of Ultra-Flex, puncture resistant, natural rubber. The
hollow center can be stuffed with food or treats to keep your
dog busy. Kong toys are unmatched for resilience, durability
and bounce. Nontoxic.
Premier Football®: Constructed
of heavy-duty materials and a protected squeaker designed
to withstand rigorous play. Perfect for the park or pool – it
Buster Cube®: Stimulates your dog with food, fun & puzzle. Appeals to
dogs foraging instincts, dog is rewarded with food or
treats. Easy to clean & fill made of high impact plastic.
Molecule Ball®: Keeps your dog mentally
stimulated, physically active and very happy. Reduces boredom
and destructive behavior. Treats come out in a controlled manner
rather than all at once. It is easy to clean and refill. Durable & soft, it won't damage carpets, wood floors or furniture.
How to stuff a chew toy Stuffing chew toys is another wonderful thing
we can do for our dogs. By stuffing hollow toys with the dogs daily ration, we help them to settle down quietly with an exciting
project and develop a strong preference for those toys (so that,
when they are bored at home, they will chew on the toy rather
than the sofa or the most expensive shoes in the house).
How to Stuff It
a. Get a hollow toy made of a natural product, like bone or
b. Soak a portion of the dogs daily ration overnight,
so that it expands and becomes mushy.
c. Smear honey around the inside of the toy. This makes the
toy even more delicious, and also acts as an antibacterial agent.
d. Fill the chew toy just shy of the end with soaked kibble.
e. Seal the end(s) of the toy with some wet dog food or peanut
f. Present the toy to your dog.
Once the dog has gotten very good at chewing the toy, you can
begin freezing it: not only does it take the dog longer to get
all of the food out (giving the dog a longer period of calm,
engaged activity), but the cold is very soothing on the teeth
and gums. Isnt it mean/teasing the dog to make it so hard to
get her food?
On the contrary, its much kinder than giving him/her all
her food at once in a bowl. In the wild, much of an animals
time is taken up with finding food. If you give an animal food
in a bowl, his/her activity for the morning and evening lasts
a minute or two, and s/he has nothing to do for the rest of
the day. Giving food in a chew toy gives your dog an activity
that is engaging but calming, and keeps him/her quietly busy
for quite some time. Dogs that are bored who eat out of bowls
quickly gobble their food and then entertain themselves by barking,
pacing, whining or through destructive activities. Dogs who
eat out of stuffed chew toys settle down happily for twenty
or forty minutes for a good chew, and then, relaxed and sleepy,
take a nap.
Chew toys stuffed with food are obviously the most alluring
objects around to chew on, and the dogs quickly develop a strong
preference for those toys. When they need a chew during the
day, while you are absent, theyll seek out their chew
toys rather than the myriad inappropriate objects they could
chew on in the house. Good dog! (Of course, a new dog
should never be given the run of the house until s/he is fully