Altho I do not have a dog right now,I do alot of fostering and agree...the kong is a greyt toy,chew item and distraction for if you have to go out.You can put peanut butter in them or they have "kong fillers" in the stores.
I always avoided them, because Ein would never play with anything he couldn't destroy. I am thinking about getting one for Tucker, though, now that I have tried giving him less expensive rubber toys. He seems to like chewing on those, so I think he may like the kong. I hear such wonderful things about them.
I want to get some for my dogs, but we just can't afford it right now, but as soon as we can we want to get them...I think it would keep them quiter when they have to be crated...and my big guy would have something besides my garbage to attack when we leave lol
sister in laws lab chews them all up in hours. she gets the ones for heavy chewers. the big hard black ones, and they dont hold up buy a few days, and she stoped giving them because he was pooing out kong pieces
I don't understand. People talk about the Kongs like they are a Godsend, but my Dane could care less. She licks the stuff for a minute, then gives up, and won't touch it until I put more stuff right on the edge...where she'll lick it off, and then be done with it again. She doesn't care to get anything OUT of it. :/
I have the same "problem" with Pongo my Dashhound mix, He chews through toys in minutes if even that!! So i'm looking around form something he can't kill as quickly lol. Rop Tug-a-war toys seem to be lasting though.
My parents doggie likes them ok if they have treats in them, but if they don't then she couldn't care less for it. She would like anything that had food in it though, lol.
But I also wanted to say, if you have a bunny, they have something similar to a kong - the one I have is made of wood and shaped like a little orange. I just put a piece of fruit inside and Zeus goes nuts trying to get it out, it's so funny! And since they are made of wood, it's good for their teeth to chew on it.
I saw a very interesting dog toy at the store where half of the toy is rubber and then you can freeze the other half so that it is like an ice cube. I don't have a dog right now, so I am not sure how it works, but if i had a dog then I would have that toy. It is called a deep freeze arctic treat.