Madge Does International Puppy Day
Hello readers. If you’re a regular user of either Twitter or Facebook you’ve probably noticed every day is world something or other. There are special days for everything from Down Syndrome awareness (a brilliant cause) to world pizza day. On Friday (23rd March) it was International Puppy Day. This is one I can really get behind, I mean who doesn’t like puppies.
In my extended family there is a glut of puppies at the moment. Facebook is filled with pictures pups including a dachshund, Boston terrier and a golden retriever. My personal favourite puppy however is my mums little Jack Russel/miniature schnauzer cross Madge.
Madge is beautiful no doubt about it. But she does have a few issues atm. One of them is her biting. Madge is like a little raptor at the moment, nothing is safe from her little pointy teeth. Toes, fingers, unattended shoes are all fair game.
To be fair to Madge this is perfectly normal puppy behaviour and she will grow out of it. In the meantime mum has been looking at puppy toys to try to distract Madge from biting. I was therefore very happy when the lovely people from Viovet.co.uk sent me some puppy toys and treats for Madge to help review.
Kong are a very recognised name in dog toys. The Kong puppy is a smaller version of the traditional kong. Made of a soft rubber it is ideal for pups between 6 and 9 months. Treats can be put inside the kong to make it extra appealing to pups.
Kong Teething Puppy Stick
The Kong Teething Puppy Stick has vents along its side so can be used with treats or other foods such as peanut butter (making sure it doesn’t contain palm oil). We had been sent some puppy treats as well so we used them.
VetIQ Teething Treats
Treats are useful in training pups if they are food orientated. Luckily for mum Madge loves food and has already learnt basic commands like sit with the aid of food rewards. These treats are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Madge loved them.
Madge was very keen on both toys. However of the two she played with the kong longest. Possibly because it was harder for her to get the treats out, possibly because it was blue and so easier for her to see. Hopefully the addition of these chew toys to her collection will encourage her to stay away from toes and fingers in future.
Have you got any tips for dealing with a nippy puppy?
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