• Sahara has never gone ape over a kong, or any rubber toy. She loves Bully Sticks from Merrick(they are pricey, I buy the 12" ones and cut into 3-4 smaller treats), she also loves the rectangle rawhide chews (I watch her when she gets it down to a smaller piece and have even held it for her to chew), Carryout bacon, cheese, boiled or rotisserie chicken. She loves to play with stuffed balls, stuffed duck, anything that squeaks she will retrieve.


  • Kongs are very temporary, and only if stuffed with peanut butter/cheese/treats whatever. But you almost have to pack enough treat in to replace an entire meal in order to keep their interest.

    My dogs love Biljac liver treats, and I've never seen a problem with diarrhea. But then, they only get two or three at a time during training or nail clipping.

    I also use CarryOuts, but for bedtime or when I am leaving the house. Gypsy gets a couple of whole ones, and Jazzy and Keoki get a few pieces. I haven't noticed that they are particularly smelly though.

    Nylabones do nothing for any of my dogs. Can't even get them to care beyond the first sniff. I have yet to find a rubber-type bone/toy that any of them will show the remotest interest in.

    I want to get a Buster Cube, but I'll need three of them as the dogs fight whenever there's any remote possibility of one getting any more food than the others. So, I'll hold off on that.

    Dried chicken liver excites them and is great for training. I buy that from my vet. And it doesn't smell bad.


  • Well I have to tell you I had posted on another thread how disappointed I was that my b didn't like the nylabones being that they are quite pricey but about 2 weeks ago I doggie sat for my nieces and their dog did like the nyla's so guess what..now Champ likes them too. Funny how this little B can't say no to that of others.


  • Buster Ball? Anyone have pics or can describe this?


  • Besides the buster-ball there is one that is like a dental ball. I've found them hard to come by. I'll try to post a pic of one if I can get my camera working. It's white with green spikey nylon things on it and tastes like bacon!


  • My guys only eat the bacon or meat nylabones….


  • Dash loves any rawhide, pig ears but they are messy and smelly. He has no interest in kongs. He prefers soft toys he can "kill". We try and get them when they are on clearance since I know they won't last long. He also likes tennis balls–especially the squeaky ones. He loves greenies too.

    For training treats--ha ha, like I ever do it--we use cat treats like pounce. they are small and easy to use and he loves them.

    Tasha- could it have been a booda bone?


  • Lillie's fav treats are: Frosty Paws dog ice-cream, chew eez carvers (beef & chicken flavor); denta stix, Better Than Ears (Pig Ears Alternative) and
    schnoozle (sp?) a Merrick treat.

    Her fav toys are: tennis balls, squeaky balls, plastic bags and ANYTHING that is not nailed down that she thinks is hers!:D


  • @dash:

    Dash loves any rawhide, pig ears but they are messy and smelly. He has no interest in kongs. He prefers soft toys he can "kill". We try and get them when they are on clearance since I know they won't last long.

    QUOTE]

    Try the second hand store and then wash them before you give them to the dogs. You can usually get them for a buck or under.


  • The Tirebiter rubber tire toy was the worst. Chase got sick from it because he was able to get big pieces off it. I was worried that Zahra would do the same thing but she never got the chance I tossed this toy in the garbage.


  • Ous will mess with Kongs if we use the Kong Stuffing or cheez whiz, but that is it.

    The Nylabones are a good choice. Ours like the wishbone shaped ones the best as they can manipulate them with their hands err paws 😃 to get the best chewing angle though we have a few of teh Galileo super hard nylabones as well which last longer than the standard wishbones. When we got the puppy, we got her a puppy Nylabone and she did not like it, instead she went straight to teh Galileos laying around. Basenjis are some chewing dogs.


  • Goober likes the hard rubber balls. and pig ears (i've never found them to be messy) and stuffed toys and socks and underwear and beer cans and cats and bats and bubbles and scented candles and this huge squeeky donut i found at pet smart and bills and my paycheck and elephants and bears and airplanes and spaceships and cardboard boxes and…. ok, maybe I am getting carried away. But he really isn't interested in his Kong.


  • Mine love chicken jerky strips. Love them.

    They don't like anything that is baked–like dog cookies. They just lick them and leave them. I was forever buying them fancy type cookies and I would always get that "reject" look on their face.


  • Wyatt will ignore all of his toys for a small water bottle with rocks in it.
    I wish I would have known that before I bought a bunch of toys for him.
    :o

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