Kong! Kong! Kong! Kong!

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    I got the big tippy one that you put treats in it, ostensibly for my big boy to keep him from tearing the house apart.

    But guess who has fixated on it? THE TERRIER. And guess who minds his manners while she defends the Kong? THE BIG BOY! She's obsessed with defending it, and preventing him from approaching, which means she lays nearby, and keeps him at bay. she forgets to bark at passerby, she forgets to play, she forgets everything.

    So he hangs out on the couch and stares soulfully at her. House was in perfect condition 2 days running when I got home!
     
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    And when I go home, the kong goes into the freezer until morning. Because her defensiveness of it is not confined to big boy alone.
     
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    Careful with the kongs. They can chew them up and get themselves good and obstructed.
     
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    This is the biggest one they have, and so far, the big boy hasn't had any luck even getting his chops on it. The little one just messes with the treat dispenser aspect of it so far.

    That's why I didn't get the smaller ones. They looked to be just about the size of the opening of his esophagus. I know because I'm continually stuffing my entire arm down there retrieving things or delivering pills to him.
     
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    yep... just keep an eye on it :)
     
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    Wow, sounds like somebody really loves their Kong! Or really loves the Big Boy's Kong, I guess I should say! : )
     
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    i use kongs....i have never had any trouble with them being chewed till they broke down......but i have the larger ones....i avoid them rawhide treats cause of that...they do break down
     
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    Mine love rawhide, but they can chew them up in no time, it's a waste of money. The pig toes lasted a little longer, but because they're so portable they get dragged all over and then stashed and forgotten. My terrier can eat a big hambone in about 20 minutes. I don't give her any other kind of bones...pork bones are kind of soft and I know she can handle them, but I'm afraid she'll crack off pieces of beef bones and get them stuck and I'll have to risk life and limb pulling them out from the back of her throat or take her to the vet...not crazy about either option. The big kong is nice because she can't get much of a grip on it, and it sort of stays where I put it...in the middle of the living room.
     
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    I give my big dog boiled moose leg bones. Those last a long time and boiling softens them so they don't shatter.
     
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    Sadly, we are moose deficient in this neck of the woods. Or if they are around, they don't venture into my yard. I don't like bones in the house much anyway, they tend to stain things over time if they have any soft tissue left on them or in them at all...and what's the point of an entirely dry bone, I ask you (on behalf of the dogs, of course).
     

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