It is important for dogs to succeed at their "work".  Make it easy to remove the kong stuffing at first.  As they become more experienced, you may want to make their job more challenging - here's how: 1.  Pack stuffing together.
2.  Wedge biscuits inside the cavity using the inside rim of the opening to secure them.
3.  FREEZE IT!  Very popular!  Try various combinations of canned food, gravy, noodles, rice and mashed potatoes mixed with food nuggets and freeze.  KONGSICLES are a favorite with many hot dogs!  Put a dab of peanut butter in the small end of the Kong to plug it.  Turn it upside down in a cup.  Fill it with water, chicken broth or fruit juice and freeze.  Cool doggies!  Kongsicles are recommended for outdoor use.
4.  CHEESE IT!  Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with food nuggets and microwave until cheese melts.  Let it cool to a safe temperature. 

*NOTE - Use a cup to contain the Kong when freezing or microwaving.
As you create recipes, be sensitive to your dog's tummy as you experiment.  Following are recipes created by veterinarians, dog trainers and dog lovers worldwide.

BANANA RAMA:   1 fresh banana - 2 tblsp wheat germ - 1 tblsp plain yogurt (can use your pet's favorite flavor as well) - Kong Toy that best fits your pet's chewing temperament.  In a bowl, mash banana, add wheat germ and yogurt.  Mash all ingredients together and use a spoon to add to Kong.  Freeze for 4 hours.  Makes 1 serving for Medium Kong.  Double for every Kong size that is bigger. 

CHEESY DENTAL KONG DELIGHT:   3 slices of your pet's favorite cheese - Dental Kong Toy.  A very simple and creative way to make any pet drool in delight.  Just place the 3 slices of cheese directly onto the grooves of your pet's Dental Kong.  If model has a rope, make sure cheese does not get into it.  Melt in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.  Allow to cool before giving to your pet.

PHILLY STEAK:  steak scraps - 1 ounce cream cheese - appropriate Kong Toy.  Place small scraps of the steak inside the Kong toy.  Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.

FRUIT SALAD:   apple and carrot chunks - 1/4 banana - appropriate Kong Toy.  Place apples and carrots in Kong Toy.  Mush the banana in large hole to hold fruit in place.  You can include other fruits and veggies:  orange slices, peach and/or nectarine chunks, celery sticks, broccoli and/or cauliflower, tomato and black olive mixture. 

VEGGIE KONG OMELET:   1 egg - your choice of shredded cheese - any vegetables that your pet may like - appropriate size Kong Toy.  Scramble egg and fold in vegetables.  Put into Kong toy.  Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds.  Allow to cool thoroughly before giving to your dog. 

MAC 'N CHEESE:  Leftover macaroni and cheese - small cube of Velveeta - appropriate Kong Toy.  Melt Velveeta in microwave until gooey.  Add mac 'n cheese to Kong Toy.  Pour heated Velveeta into Kong.  Allow to cool before giving to your pet. 

AUNT JEANNIES' ARCHEOLOGY KONG:   (for advanced dogs)  LAYER ONE: (deepest):  roasted, unsalted cashews - freeze dried liver bits  LAYER TWO: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti - cheerios - sugar free, salt-free peanut butter - dried banana chips, apples and apricots  LAYER THREE: carrot sticks - turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini - Kong Toy (the larger the better!)  Pack as tightly as possible.  The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth "finish" under the main opening.  LIGHT VERSION:  substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, Caesar croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter.

FROZEN JERKY POPS:   Peanut butter - bouillon - Jerky Strips - water - appropriate Kong Toy.  Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your Kong Toy.  Fill with cool water and add a pinch of bouillon.  Place a Jerky Stick inside Kong Toy and freeze.


USE KONGS SAFELY!  Your dog's safety is your responsibility!  ALWAYS supervise your dog's use of Kongs until you are confident they can be used safely without you.  Read Kong Toy User Guide!