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Sure. I'm pretty sure I have the large one. I can fit about a cup's worth of his kibble in it. Sometimes I'll add some cheese cubes in the mix to keep him interested also.
I had a chunky foster who would scarf her food then cry for more. For hours.
I started feeding her out of this $8 tricky treat ball from Amazon & it worked so well. She enjoyed the play aspect (and it kept her moving!), and it slowed her down so much that she'd frequently feel full and come back to chill with me when there was still a little food left.
They do make "official" versions of these if he ever gets destructive with the container! We have this one: [link]
He doesn't destructo chew it, even though he has gnawed on a couple hard plastic versions and is a strong chewer, but he loves to push it around and takes a while to empty
Try one of these! You fill it with small treats and then they push it around trying to get the treats out. My toller has 2 and he gets a kick out of them. If you find some low calorie treats you can use it often. I agree with others, need some mental exercise
My almost 4 month old Great Pyrenees as well as my 6 year old Lab Shepherd absolutely love this toy. I had to buy them each one. They roll it around to get the treats out and wear themselves out chasing the ball around. I have a large one and a small one but they far prefer the large one.
Edited to add that if your dog is a destructive chewer, they should be supervised with this toy because it can be fairly easily chewed.
I love feeding kibble meals in this when I know my border collie/cattle dog won’t be getting a lot of exercise that day. You need to watch them so it doesn’t get stuck under the couch etc. but really stimulates the mind. I make it harder/last longer by putting a rolled up piece of cardboard in the hole to make it smaller. The first few times I put a tiny bit of steak in there to motivate her to use it, but now she gets it. She has now learned how to take it to the top of the stairs and nose it down. She will stop on each step and pick up the kibble, run to the bottom, grab it run back to the top and repeat. She basically is just running stairs for her breakfast!
Oh man, I was waking up 1-3x a night with my gal until she was around 11 weeks? Then once she just slept through the night and within the week it was consistent and now she sleeps in till 7:30 every night :) it will end, don't worry! Also, for the kibble, I got one similar to this and my puppy loves to just roll it around the kitchen floor.
Similarly, I found putting my pup's food into one of those treat dispensing balls helped - she only gets a few pieces at a time, and enjoys the chase.
Gotten to the point she will refuse to eat and just sit staring at me unless I put it in the ball.
Edit: for food, I switch between Orijen and Acana, favouring the fishy ones. Wee one also got lumbered with a poultry allergy.
Well I ordered one of these treat balls last night and am hoping it won't get destroyed instantly haha
My family plays a hide/find the treat game with their dog that might be fun for you guys. Keep your pup out of the room and hide 3-5 treats in different places, then he has to use his nose to sniff them out. :)
Our 7mths old only eats out of these treats balls now. He seems to like the interactiveness of it. We're looking into the mats too now, since the ball leaves crumbs all over the house as he's rolling it around. Although he's pretty good at cleaning up his own messes most of the time. haha.
You can also do it in the yard! Scatter the food around the grass so he has to search it out.
My dog gets her breakfast out of this ball. It's fairly easy for the kibble to fall out (until the last one, which she can never get), but she spends about 15 minutes wandering around the house rolling it and eating. Gives her mind something to do, takes her a bit longer to eat her food, and gives me a peaceful 15 minutes to drink my coffee.
There are also 'snuffle mats' you can try (basically a fleece blanket with a bunch of knots in it; lots of DIY options). All of these are fun ways to get your dog his food while giving him a bit of a challenge!
We use these: [link]
For a simple play toy I like to tie off squeaky tennis balls in old socks. Depending on the strength of the weave of the sock these can last up to a few days.
I also like to use some of our recyclables to create puzzle toys. We'll use small training treats, and hide some in a take out container after rubbing them on the outside of it, which is in a box with more treats in it which were also rubbed on the outside of the lid, and with the lid folded shut. Then I wrap it in a few layers of newspaper, dispersing a few more treats between the folds (if you plan ahead you can fold-tuck the paper to keep it on there, but you can also use tape if you're in a hurry). I have found that I can make these complex enough that it can take the better part of an hour for the dogs to get all of the treats.
My dog likes this toy. I put 1 meal a day in it. He has "figured out" a lot of the other ones pretty quick, but this one is great. I also put treats or something smelly in his kong, but then put a cookie to block the hole so he has to figure out how to get it out. Or a kong with his food soaked in chicken stock and froze.
Proofing just means that you can rely on your dog to do the trick/command in any circumstances. If you do sit a lot in the house, she becomes great at doing sit when you're in the house. But may not be great at it out in the dog park, or the car, or the sidewalk, or when other dogs are a distraction or when strollers are going by. So taking your pup to new places and reinforcing the things they know in new situations.
Check out the Omega treat ball. Super quiet! Its a softer rubber so may not be good for dogs that chew. Its actually my dogs favorite one. We have several different types/brands of treat balls too.
This one is the best. We've had ours for years now (we had to replace it once, but that was because we lost it, not because it was chewed up) and its been really durable and our dog will spend a long time on it when we fill it up (although she has gotten really good at it so it doesn't take her as long). Only problem is that now when shes hungry, she just picks up her orange ball and starts tossing it at us and wagging her tail. There have been more than a few times we have had to hide that thing just to avoid having it thrown in our faces when we are laying on the couch or something.
General obedience training helps, as well. Do twice daily training sessions. Breakfast and dinner. Make your dog earn them. It should be a fun activity to bond with your dog. Start with simple tricks, sit, down, stay. Then, when the dog has done his best show, give him the rest of his food as a jackpot reward.
General obedience training makes your dog better behaved and makes him see you as a leader.
Also, leave treat balls stuffed with kibble or cheerios around the house. I like this one best.
I have one of these. I can't comment on how good it is as a treat dispenser because my dog hates food dispensing toys and glares at them reproachfully and then ignores them. It's quiet though!
My dog uses this and she absolutely loves it. It's made of a soft plastic, so unless your dog will try to chew through the ball, it's pretty durable.
Tricky Treat Ball
Our dog loves it, and you can put whatever food you want in it. Generally has to be small actual food. Treats don't fit. We'll usually put a 1/4 cup of food or less in it and it keeps her occupied for 30-45 minutes easily.
Have you looked into puzzle toys? What about enhancing the current toys and supplies you have as a more engaging activity for your dog?
For instance sometimes I'll put small treats and peanut butter in a couple bones and hide them around the house. I'll also use a puzzle toy like this that you can put kibble/treats inside and only the correct roll pattern will eject treats out. They make several types of toys like this in several formats, FYI. Another way to "enhance" your toys is creating more value to them pending your specific dogs value system (dog is more attracted to bones and balls inside the home rather stuffed animals and squeeky plush toys for instance.)
Try to give your dog more of a "job" to do when you are gone. This may not help pending the severity of the chewing but another tack to take is to try and understand why your dog is chewing. Is it because lack of excercise (seems unlikely) or mental stimulation (more likely the case) or something else? Try to figure out a correction for why the dog chews to begin with and you may land a better answer than to figure a "work around" or something else that doesn't identify the root issue.
I love this idea! We bought this a while ago, but have up after a few unsuccessful tries. We'll use your method and go from there - thanks!
P.S. Give your golden boy a treat for me!
Wow aha. This sounds like my corgi puppy (female) a few weeks ago to a tee. She is now 15 weeks old.
I know you already know what I am going to say, but the little habits will fall away pretty quickly as he gets used to his new surroundings! At least it happened that way for me!
For the zero chill, I started forced nap times every 2 hours. She mellowed out pretty hard after that. They don't know how to self-regulate their sleep and a lot of the bratty behaviour is because they're overtired and overstimulated!
The eating of everything seems to be a common tread as well.. unfortunately that one hasn't gone away for me yet - I hold her leash REALLY tight (or even her collar) while I pick up her poo to make sure she doesn't eat it - gross. Apparently they grow out of this .. still waiting. Also, snails have become the new best thing to eat.. ugh.
As for the nipping, I found that yelling "OW!" really shrill and sharp, then storming away and closing the door behind me was super effective (and honestly kind of fun). My corgi is an attention fiend, so she learned pretty quick that nipping results in a loss of attention and play time.
Lastly, my corgi pup did the EXACT same thing with her kibble.. I tried soaking it in broth, even that got boring. So, I got her a treat dispensing toy and I load up her entire meal into it, she now LOVES her kibble. Corgis love a challenge, they're smart dogs. Maybe give that a try? It's a $10 investment on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Omega-Paw-Tricky-Treat-Orange/dp/B0002DK26M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=omega%2Bpaw%2Bball&qid=1552483475&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1)
Best of luck! And don't hesitate to message me with any corgi puppy problems!
Yes!! This!! I do this with my dog and she loves it
[link]. This has a lot of information on different types of stimulation.
I also really like this ball treat dispenser. Keeps my dog busy for forever.
Also, last but not least, hide treats around the house and have your dog sniff them out and find them!
The omega ball is my go-to quiet toy. I will also use u/manatee1010's suggestion but it doesn't fit her whole meal, so I have to load it up a couple times. And I use the tug-a-jug, but only on the carpet.
LED light up harness (long furred black dog I walk at night)
omega tricky treat ball (idk what size mine is but it's perfect for his kibble and requires more effort than the balls that just have a hole in them which were way to easy)
Holl-ee ball(stuff it with scrap fabric for endless entertainment of pulling it out of the ball after the human stuff it back in, can also add in treats with the fabric to help the dog understand the point is to "destroy" this thing that's allowed
doggie rain jacket
puzzle bowl/snuffel matt
Useless: kong (he loves westpaws used the same way as the kong though?? might be a shape thing?), toy that's specifically for teething and can be frozen, any toy that's a "for your dog to play by themselves with no effort on your part!", warm shirts (I was afraid that he'd be too cold outside with his puppy fur in the winter.....yeah he was fine and I was more worried about him over heating when wearing them), a "plush" toy that you put a plastic bottle inside for dogs that like to chew on plastic bottles to make it safe/ toy that when chewed on makes a crunching sound like a plastic bottle (he didn't care for either of these and still just wanted the normal plastic bottles)
Nothing about this is really Jindo-specific...
Toys are hard, but pretty much every dog seems to like treat balls.
General guidelines around crate-training should help, just read a few guides like this and average out the ideas.
Hand-feeding food should help with training, positive reinforcement etc. The trick of having your hand go slight above / behind their head helped us with "sit" a lot. You can even only give them food via training, if you like.
u/crysanthemumCord is right on with their advice.
Just some more suggestions on toys: I almost buy dogs toys exclusively from Amazon or Chewy. I find that their prices are competitive, and who doesn't like having packages delivered right to them? Kongs are great, but there are also treat balls that dogs can roll around with their noses for kibble -- I feed my dogs from these so they get a bit of mental play while searching for their food. You can also consider snuff mats or lick mats or even puzzle toys. These are great ways to stimulate them mentally with minimal effort from you.
If you have stores like Marshalls or Ross near you, you can also find discounted dog toys. You'll have to dig around a little, but there are some great finds!
By the way, all of these links go to particular brands that I've had luck with. I'm by no means suggesting that these are the best or that there aren't alternatives out there. Do some research on what you think your pup will enjoy!
it was this one. [link]
Also my dog loves this omega Ball. We put food and treats in it and it keeps him busy and lets him work. Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball, Large [link]
this is the ball I was talking about. My puppy absolutely loves it. If you put different sized treats in it, it'll take longer for them to get all the treats out. Some dogs don't like it as much though - my family dog wasn't too interested in it after a few minutes. There's also the Kong Wobbler I don't have one, but I know a lot of dogs go crazy for those! It'll take some experimenting. I've spent quite a bit of money on toys my dog ignores, but it's part of the process. Plus, as puppyhelper mentioned, edible 'toys' are great too.
Another option would be feed him his breakfast in a food ball - that will keep him busy (and out of trouble) for 10 minutes while you get dressed :)
Try this one. [link]
It's a rubber style kibble dispenser so it's not large.
FIRST, my dog! (I appreciate your acceptance of bribery!)
I've got a white husky!
Lulu some more!
Lulu wearing eyebrows!
And where is YOUR cute animal photo?
This is my favorite treat ball, and Lulu's too.
This ball was a little too hard for her, so I had to cut out one of the little rubber pegs so treats came out easier.
If your dog likes stuffed toys, THIS is Lulu's favorite. Perfect size for her mouth, and it makes a DIFFERENT NOISE than all the typical sweaker toys. I got a 3-pack for 7 bucks at Menards and Lulu gave the other two to her cousin dogs for Easter! =)
Get one of these rolly balls for dinner, they are a life saver
I got this thing - Omega Ball. Fill it with kibble before I go to work.
Use this instead of a bowl. Works great.
Toys don't work with crating. Nor do kongs or treats or bones. As soon as the kong is empty, they panic.
Unrelated, my dog LOVES this ball, and it keeps her occupied for hours: [link]