Dogs are creatures of habit. Have you ever noticed how they seem to enjoy certain routines such as needing to go for a walk at the same time every day? It’s almost like they can tell time. Similar to their morning routines, they’re also pretty good at figuring out when it’s treat time. And if your pup knows where you keep the treats, then he’s probably going to hang out and bark in that special spot until he gets the biscuits he’s been eyeing. But instead of only handing out a treat when he sits or stays, you could stimulate your pup’s curious nature a bit further by giving him a treat dispensing toy. Kong Wobbler
is a classic.
Kong Wobbler Treat Dispenser Toy
Kong is one of the oldest pet brands on the market and it should come as no surprise why. Their products are durable and made to withstand the tough jaws of active dogs. Their Wobbler Treat Dispensing toy is a favorite among dogs who love to stay busy. With a tiny, kibble-sized hole, dogs must roll this toy around in order to get the kibble in the perfect spot to come out. This toy keeps them happy and engaged for much longer than chewing a cookie that’s simply been handed out.
Outward Hound Kibble Drop Puzzle
The Kong Wobbler is an easier toy to start out with while the Kibble Drop is a bit more advanced, but just as enjoyable for dogs. With the Kibble Drop, a piece of kibble is dropped in the middle of a four-legged puzzle and is sent to one of the corners. Your dog’s job is to figure out which hole the kibble landed in. Using the holes and his strong sense of smell, your dog gets the chance to investigate and hunt to find his beloved treat. Although it’s a bit harder than the Wobbler, the Drop is an absolute favorite among dogs (and pet owners who need a break!).
LeanLix, from Himalayan Dog Chew website
. LeanLix This last item on our list is less of a puzzle and more of a treat. LeanLix resembles a large, rounded popsicle and acts like a lollipop that dogs can lick instead of gobbling down like many do with treats and cookies. You can reward your pup in spurts by letting them lick this Himalayan dog chew instead of receiving a whole dog biscuit. Not only does this combat pet obesity by reducing excessive calorie intake, but it also gives your dog something to look forward to. Since they can only have a few licks at a time, but they still know there’s more treat to enjoy, they’ll practically do anything to get back at it. LeanLix gives your dog enough of a taste to want more and they’ll never get bored thanks to having 8 flavors to choose from (flavors sound healthy, with grass-fed beef, free-range chicken among them, but also decadent and fun, with cheez-steak and bark-b-q!). Treat dispensing toys can be a great way to keep your dog’s mind active while also slashing unnecessary cookie calories. Give one of these toys a try and let us know how much your dog loved it!