How to stuff a Kong Dog Toy

The solution to unwanted behaviors is to manage or change what motivates your dog. By offering a physical and mentally stimulating toy, positive behaviors will be reinforced and negative behaviors will be reduced.

It can be given just as a toy or freeze with goodies and wash in the top rack of your dishwasher, stuff more than one set it in a plastic cup to keep your freezer clean and then set it in your freezer ready to go when you need it.

Possible moments for a Kong are: Humans leaving the house or Going to work, crate training, destructive dogs, hyper dogs, bored dogs, chewing puppies, fearful dogs, fast eating dogs ( You can feed your dog’s meal out of the Kong), and Loving moments.

Always supervise your dog’s first Kong experience and make sure the size and Kong type is right especially with growing puppies. (If you put the Kong sideways in front of the muzzle the Kong should stick out either side), Choose the correct Kong color for your dog, pink and blue for puppies, red for normal chewers, black for heavy chewers and purple for seniors. Always check the Kong for broken sides. ENJOY

Make sure to ask your Veterinarian for recommended foods and what to avoid feeding your dog. Some foods could not agree with your dog.

FOODS TO AVOID: chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions, macadamia nuts.

The History of the Kong food toy

The toys are produced by the Kong Company of Colorado. The company founder, Joe Markham, invented the Kong in the 1970s, when he noticed his German shepherd Fritz damaging his teeth by chewing rocks. He found that Fritz enjoyed chewing on a hard rubber Volkswagen Bus suspension device, [2] and spent about six years experimenting with different compounds to produce a chew toy of similar size and shape that he could sell to pet owners. A friend commented that the toy looked like “an earplug for King Kong”–hence its name.[3] Originally, Markham sold most of his products to Israel, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom, but the Kong began a rise in sales in the United States in the mid-1980s, and have remained popular there subsequently.[4] The book Planet Dog (2005) describes the Kong as “possibly the best-known dog toy in the world”. [5] Per Wikipedia

How to stuff it:

Oatmeal, sweet potatoes (cooked and smashed), peanut butter, almond butter, creme cheese, applesauce, mushrooms, broccoli sprouts, baby food, pumpkin 100%, bananas, apples, eggs, broccoli, carrots (cooked or raw), Greek Yogurt, canned dog food, cheese, your dog’s kibble, mango, Dog Treats, blueberry, peaches, peas, rice, mashed potatoes, beef hot dogs, bacon, crumbled turkey, cooked chicken, turkey, fruit sauces, broth, and/or other safe foods.

Layer your Kong:

I start with a dap of peanut butter or crème cheese to seal the small hole for liquids to stay in, the summer Kong’s are mixed Greek yoghurt with apple sauce, other fruit sauces or fruit then fill the Kong and top it off with a cookie freeze in a plastic cup to avoid spills.

Winter Kong or other Seasons: dap of peanut butter or crème cheese to seal the small hole then mix smashed sweet potatoes, can food, cheese bits topped off with a cookie. Just some recipes if you want more go to KONG.COM or try out your own recipe. ENJOY

Disclaimer: Make sure to check with your Veterinarian for more information on what foods are recommended, and what to avoid feeding your dog. Some foods do not agree with every dog’s system and can cause serious health issues. Know your dog’s food sensitivities.

This publication is the Authors opinion it is not meant to treat, cure or replace your Veterinarian, Always check with your Veterinarian for proper chews, toys and or treats. I am not responsible for the outcome of the recipes, please supervise your dog at all times with treats, chews and toys. Please always use the proper size toys, treats and chews for your dog. Please always inspect toys for broken or torn pieces to keep your dog safe. Please always use common sense when you offer toys, treats and chews, to keep your dog safe.