# What types of toys should be given to dogs that play for a long period of time?

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I like the Kong products. Treats can ho in them, keeps the dogs busy. Thsy ate sturdy too, my pups have never chewed through them.

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If your dog is very playful and can keep itself busy for an hour or more a day, then you should give it rope and chew toys.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

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### HOW TO STUFF A KONG DOG TOY AND WHAT TO STUFF IT WITH

Kong toys are one of the top selling brands of dog toys. They are durable and safe. I have 4 dogs and they all love playing with their stuffed Kong toys.

How to stuff a Kong toy:

• Try squeezing the toy from the side so that the opening becomes oval-shaped, thus making it easier to get the stuffing inside
• If the filling is more of a liquid, try mixing the ingredients in a Ziploc bag and trimming the corner allowing you to "pipe" the filling into the toys' opening.
• To keep liquid stuffing from running out, try blocking the bottom of the hole with a solid piece of food. This will also help keep your dog occupied for a longer period of time.
• Try lining the sides of the toy with something like honey or peanut butter and place it in the freezer.

I will attach a link here of a great instructional video that will further help you in learning how to stuff your Kong toy.

In regards to the types of stuffing, there are endless amounts of items you can choose from. One of the more popular items is peanut butter; however I try not to use it too often as it can be quite fatty for dogs.

Here is a list of some other items I like to use:

Honey

Mashed bananas

Dog biscuits

Cream cheese/cottage cheese

The following site will provide you with several recipes that your dog will love as well as a few more stuffing tips.

on Aug 28, 2012 | Dogs

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There are hundreds of varieties of dog toys available for purchase and although many of them look cute and fun, they may not be safe for your dog. I am going to give you a few tips that will help ensure your dogs safety in regards to the types of toys you buy for him/her.

First and foremost, choose toys made for dogs. Sometimes people are drawn to toys sold for cats, hamsters or even children. These may be harmful to your dog. Make sure to buy pet specific toys from a well-known manufacturer of dog toys.

Look for toys made from either hard rubber or nylon. These materials are very safe for your dog and double as great teething tools. Here are a few examples of well manufactured dog toys -

Consider the size of your dog in regards to the size of the toy. Large dogs should not be given small toys. Your dog could accidentally swallow it and choke.

Some of the things to avoid when selecting a dog toy are: ribbons, bells or pieces of plastic. These small embellishments are often the first thing your dog will try to remove and will most likely ingest.

on Aug 28, 2012 | Dogs

### My dog doesn't seem to want to play with the Kong. What should I do?

Try to put some peanut butter or soft cheese on the Kong. Then the dog will take it in no time.

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Dogs that don't play with toys for a long time and get tired/bored easily should be given squeaky toys or stuffed toys. Good thing about stuffed toys is that even when your dog doesn't play with them, they can still be around it and offer him companionship.

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### What kinds of toys should not be given to dogs who love to chew?

Some dogs just love to chew on things. In this case, they should not be given stuffed or rope toys.

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When dogs have toys to play with, they are less bored and can take out excess energy on playing with their toys, instead of doing negative things like ripping off the sofa (which will cost you a lot of money to replace!). Also, toys can bring the dog and its owner to play together and share quality time together.

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