To Reward hard work!
Your dog has plenty of toys but still seems bored...?
You bought a Kong, Orka or other foraging toy and Spot only plays with it if you throw it for him...?
Bored of the same fillings for the foraging toys...?
Here are some ideas on how to make your canine companions Kong, orka or treat ball a little different!
If your fluffy friend is new to foraging toys, try use different stuffings each day to keep them interested!
If you want your pup to stay interested in the toy, make sure it is not too hard for them to get some treat out at short intervals – this way, their continued interest and work is constantly rewarded!
The simplest, quickest trick is to smear something like peanut butter on the inner walls of the kong (only for toys with opening wide enough that the dogs tongue can get into) – you can melt the peanut butter slightly so it is runny enough to make this easier.
What about feeding a portion of your dogs meal in a toy?
This works really well for those “vrate” who inhale their food!
If you want to use the food dry, use a foraging toy with a smaller opening like the rogz gumz treat ball or the orka tyre. For a kong classic or orka jack use softened food so the pup can lick the content out. You can soak some pellets in water till they are at least soft on the outside – pack them into the kong/orka – serve, or freeze and then serve. Alternatively, use tinned doggy food or mince as the glue so you don’t have to wet the pellets! Freezing softened mixtures makes the filling last longer!
REMEMBER: Not all dog-safe foods will suit every dog – if your dog has a sensitive stomach or particular allergy, be careful of what you use.