- Connect with other KONG Genius shapes for added challenge
- Entertains and statisfies the average chewers
- Stuff with snacks or kibble
- Treat-releasing puzzle toy
- Measures 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.3-inches
- Size: Large
- recommended for dogs 15-pounds to 40-pounds
★★★★★ Five StarsSize: Small
I bought this to try and slow down our little dog and keep it from inhaling its meal. Gosh, at first our pup whined and barked at it, frustrated over the process of figuring out how to get the food out of it. I'd read on amazon here how others had felt it was just frustrating their pets as well, and I began looking for a replacement feeder . . .This Kong initially attracted me because it it the only one I came across that will dispense tiny kibble from little holes. Other toy style kibble holders seemed to shed the all the food out of openings within seconds. Also, our dog is a short-muzzle breed, (a shih tzu) so cannot eat from the design of the dish-style slow feeders without getting poked in the face . . .While I was looking for a feeder to improve on this one, our dog learned, adapted, and began to work with the Kong to dispense the food. Within a couple of days, the barks and whines began to decrease, and within a week or two at most, the frustration dropped and our dog mastered the process of working to release the kibble.I'm a fan of slow feeders for better ingestion and digestion, this is now our primary feeder for pet meals, our dog treats it like a game, knows what to expect, and the exercise is an appropriately good mental challenge and release, in my opinion. Meals went from being inhaled in under one minute, to taking five - seven minutes to complete.I want to also mention that our dog is small and does not attempt to chew up (and destroy) the rubber to get at the kibble. Our dog rolls and topples the Kong to release kibble, biting at it only to position it to knock it down (like a bowling pin). The rubber is thick and firm but has a give, and for our dog, it's durable.
★★★★★ Five StarsSize: Large
I am glad I ignored the negative reviews, which baffle me. I have two large, very active dogs. I had one of these, and an original Kong. The original has a much larger hole, which limits what you can put inside (e.g., small treat and kibble fall right out). I fill these with food and treats that are different sizes, and try to put the best in the center, and then stuff it full, wedging items in there so that it is more challenging. However, I have found that both dogs will sometimes chew the Kong even when it's empty, sometimes for a pretty long time. Because of that, I usually fill it only with their dog food, especially if they haven't been eating enough (they prefer canned). They will merrily spend 20-45 minutes eating the same kibble they otherwise ignore (hoping to get something tastier), if it is in the Kong. I bought one last week, but the first of these I bought app. 3 years ago, and while it's beginning to show small cracks, it has taken hundreds of hours of abuse from 150 pounds of young, hyper dogs (Ibizan Hound & Black Mouth Cur).