New Horizons Veterinary Behavior Solutions

300 Somonauk St.
Park Forest, IL 60466

(708)372-5590

www.newhorizonsvbs.com

The Magic of Chew Toys and Food Toys! 

The food toys and chew toys recommended below can be found in many pet stores as well as through the provided links to their manufacturer's websites.  The Kong and Kong Wobbler are available for sale at Deer Run Animal Hospital, as well as at pet stores and on the Internet.                

DDFL Dog Toys and How to Use Them 

The Magic of Chew Toys  
Click this link & the diagram below to learn how to use and "stuff" your chew toys!

Kong Stuff'N An Instructional Video 
If you need a visual example, check out this video on how to make a Kong a tasty treat!

 

WE LOVE THE KONG TOY!!

KONG Toys can help you train your puppy and dog in many fun ways!  Learn how to use a Kong Toy to

  • Relieve stress and Anxiety
  • Provide a safe chewing alternative away from your shoes and furniture!
  • Provide interactive play between you and your pet!
  • Ease Separation Anxiety
  • Aid in Crate Training
  • Help teach basic manners

   Click here for info from the Kong company on Kong Basic Training

DSD Errorless Chewtoy Training--The Kong is King! This link below is from Dr Ian Dunbar's Dog Star Daily Website and is about the value of safe chew toys and describes how the Kong is King!  It tells you how to stuff your kong to keep your pup engaged and working for food throughout the day!  Don't feed your puppy from a bowl, use a Kong!!  When you click on the link, be sure to note the numerous videos on chew toys on the right hand side!

 The Kong Wobbler is a great way to feed your dog!  Make meal time play time!  Don't waste your dog's meal in a bowl!
Click below to see the Kong Wobbler in action!

Instructions for Introducing & Using the Kong Wobbler

 

Steve Dale talks about the Kong Wobbler 
and feeding your dog from a food dispensing toy in this Video

For more variety in chew toys, also check out the great rubber food dispensing toys from the Premier company including the Waggle, Twist and Treat, and Squirrel Dude at the link below.

Premier's Busy Buddy Rubber Chew Toys 

Nina Ottosson Pet Activity Toys and Treat Puzzle Games
 
From Sweden, Nina Ottosson's range of durable interactive games have been designed to stimulate a dog?s brain while reinforcing his relationship with people. Each design has a unique mechanism that requires mental as well as physical dexterity to work through the challenges and reveal hidden food rewards. They can be set to differing levels of complexity, to satisfy all ages and breeds of dog. So whether you have a Forrest Gump or an Albert Einstein, there is a Nina Ottosson game design to suit every dog! Buy Nina Ottoson toys in the US at ActiveDogToys.com

 Kyjen Food Puzzle Toys 

Food Puzzle toys teach dogs how to problem solve while eliminating behavioral issues, increasing mental stimulation, and building better owner/pet relationships. Dog Games Puzzle Toys are an excellent way to challenge and engage your dog's mental needs that physical training alone may not provide. Learn more and see them in action at Kyjen Food Puzzles-more info and videos.

Puzzle Toys & Boredom Busters click this link for recommendations by the famous Karen Pryor Academy of Clicker Training.  This site recommends some of the toys we have already listed but others too. 

Smarter Toys = Smarter Dogs! In nature, dogs have to forage for their food.  Smarter Toys? allow dogs to work for their food and, in the process, gain healthy mental and physical stimulation.  Essentially, the toys allow dogs to be dogs, feeding their instincts.  

 

 

The Buster Cube

Cat's love food and treat dispensing toys too!  Check out Premier's FunKitty Egg-Cersizer and the FunKitty Twist & Treat.