KONG 101 - THE STUFFABLE TOY
KONG 101 (for beginner dogs. This must be done a few times before offering more difficult KONGS or your dog may be too frustrated to finish them):
• Liberally smear anything spread-able over the entire interior of KONG (peanut butter, cheese whiz, cream cheese, liverwurst, last night's gravy).
• Stuff a layer of the dog's kibble, pack in hard.
• Drop in something delicious such as bacon, cheese, treat etc.
• Continue layering kibble/treat/kibble/treat/etc until you fill KONG to top. Use your knife to pack in HARD!
• Wedge two medium-size Milkbones into the large hole at bottom (this will be difficult, you might break a few at first, keep trying!)
• Turn KONG over and shake. If something falls out, pack in harder until you can shake it and nothing falls out.
• Put your dog in a sit/stay. Place KONG on floor. Wait for dog to look at your face, and tell him "GO FOR IT, KONG!"
• Watch a favorite television show for the next half-hour while your dog drives himself nuts dissecting his new favorite thing!
KONG 201 (for dogs who are easily de-stuffing KONG 101 in less than half an hour):
• Soak kibble in plain yogurt/beef broth/anything tasty and liquid until slightly soft.
• Follow KONG 101 recipe above.
• Place in freezer overnight
• Put your dog in a sit/stay. Place frozen KONG on floor. Wait for dog to look at your face, and tell him "GO FOR IT, KONG!"
• Watch a favorite television show for the next 1.5 hours while your dog drives himself nuts dissecting his KONG-sicle!
• Mix plain yogurt with plain oatmeal to a very stiff paste.
• Smear entire interior of KONG with something spreadable such as peanut butter
• Place the tastiest thing you can at the small-end hole of KONG
• Continue to stuff KONG with layers of oatmeal mixture interspersed with small treats until you get to the top
• Plug large hole of KONG with two medium-size milkbones, making sure their ends are firmly stuck into the oatmeal mixture.
• Freeze hard and give to dog. Enjoy your hours of freedom while dog de-stuffs!
• As this is does not contain the dog's normal staple diet, this should be a meal replacement only 2-3 times a week or less.
Start putting your Kong Toy within other object (ie: towels)
• After the dog is doing well with simple stuffing, gradually increase the difficulty using the recipes 201, 301 above.