I've posted a few times about homemade dog toys and here's another one! It's really fun to try to create new ones and I think I'm officially hooked!
Today, instead of just giving the dogs their Kong's, I thought I'd challenge them a bit. [Even frozen peanut butter has become too easy for the dogs to get out.] So I rummaged through the recycle bin and the trash and came up with some cool "Kong holders."
I had an empty six-pack container that once held beer. I wedged Lily's Kong down into the bottom of one of the compartments.
For Nemo, who isn't very good at these puzzles, I put his Kong in an empty peanut butter jar. The jar still had some peanut butter residue, which I thought might make him more interested and help him figure out how to get the Kong out.
Tango's Kong went into an empty granola bar box (and I re-closed it).
I wrapped an old paper plate around Lucky's Kong and then put it in my trusty paper lunch sack and wrapped that up tightly too.
I wish I would have taken pictures — it was quite a sight. Lily was carrying the six-pack around trying to find a good spot to work. Nemo took his peanut butter jar to the crate for some privacy and a quiet place to do some thinking. Tango went to work on his right away, simply chewing the cardboard box until he could get to the Kong. Lucky loves to rip things apart, so he relished every second of his challenge.
It still didn't take them very long — looks like I need to make the containers a little bit more challenging. I'm eyeing an almost empty ice cream container…