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Kong ideas?

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harryhausen Thu 03-Mar-16 14:20:58

I have a very energetic 10 month old border terrier. He gets a big walk every morning, and I work from home so I'm always around.

He's needing a lot of mental stimulation at the moment. He likes a puzzle ball and a kong then more games with me in the early evening.

I think I must be doing something wrong with the Kong as it doesn't take him long to either empty it or loose interest. Any ideas on fillings?

I've tried -

Cream cheese - he likes this but gets through it really quickly and then he doesn't bother to get treats out of the bottom that are stuck!

Peanut butter - he doesn't like this at all.

Pate - adores this but licks through very quickly.

I've squashed treats in but he gets them out really easily. I haven't tried freezing anything yet. Is this the trick?

DixieNormas Thu 03-Mar-16 17:33:17

I've read that freezing makes it more tricky. I'm also looking for ideas. We pick our puppy up next week

TwistAndShout Thu 03-Mar-16 17:37:41

How about chicken stock? You plug the end with a treat and pour in stock, stand in a cup and freeze.

TwistAndShout Thu 03-Mar-16 17:38:32

And yes, freezing really is the secret to making it last!

Cheerfulmarybrown Thu 03-Mar-16 17:43:29

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harryhausen Thu 03-Mar-16 20:01:43

Freezing it is then! Thanks. Chicken stock is a good idea.

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Thu 03-Mar-16 20:21:17

I use cheap sandwich spreads in my dogs kongs, like chicken/beef and ham spread etc. The dogs love it. Freezing is definitely the way to go though. The chicken stock one is a great one for summer, but it can get very messy so it's best to keep that one for outside grin

GinIsIn Thu 03-Mar-16 20:26:15

Also, try marmite - it's much harder for them to get out than cream cheese....

1frenchfoodie Fri 04-Mar-16 09:00:14

We stuff dried chicken strips through the top hole (petshop does the same strips in rabbit too).

CommunistLegoBloc Fri 04-Mar-16 21:05:09

I do layers - wet food, kibble, wet food. I'm trying to make food fun for mine rather than pure entertainment but it has captured his interest for long enough. I think if I froze it he would lose interest too quickly and then maybe paw at the defrosted mush later. envy

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