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 the puppy lying on the floor

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 sent  me some puppy toys and treats for Madge to help review.

Kong Puppy

A blue kong puppy in its packaging

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

Pink kong puppy teething stick in its packaging

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

Packet of dog treats. Blue packet with a labrador puppy on the front

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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Thank you, Mrs A Xx

The items in this post were sent to me free, but all views are mine (and Madges).


  1. Lisa Pomerantz

    April 6, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    and blogger love form #fortheloveofblog too!

  2. Lisa Pomerantz

    April 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    That is one cute pooch, worthy of celebrating! #LGRTstumble xoxo

  3. MomOfTwoLittleGirls

    April 2, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Madge is so cute. My mom also has a puppy with biting issues – unfortunately he is a one year old Rottweiler Cross Alsatian sonthe biting is quite a problem. He has chewed numerous toys since we have been here visiting and even a pair of swimming goggles!
    #lgrtstumbe (sorry I am late)

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 2, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Eekk, that sounds like a lot of puppy to be chewing things. And no need to apologise my dear , hope you had a fab holiday xx

  4. Noleen Miller

    March 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Madge is so cute – I love dogs. Biting is normal puppy behaviour but glad you have some toys for her to chew on #fortheloveofblog

  5. Liberty Henwick

    March 27, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    She’s adorable! I haven’t ever tried these for our dogs, I have only ever bought them rawhide chewable toys. I suppose my fear is they would swallow a bit of the rubber. I’m relieved ours have grown past that chewing stage though, not a great phase for furniture or slippers!! #LGRTStumble ps how did your teapot race go?

  6. Catie

    March 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Oh I love Madge 💕 she’s so cute. Those Kong things are great. Kept ours enertained for ages when she was a pup.

  7. Chloe Day

    March 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Oh Madge is very cute. I would lovely a dog, maybe one day #LGRTStumble

  8. Modern Gypsy

    March 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Madge is such a sweetheart! I hope these toys help her overcome her biting habit.

  9. Michele Morin

    March 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Puppy Day to cute little Madge.
    We have a 150 pound St. Bernard, but he is still our puppy.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Wow I bet thats fun when he wants to sit on your lap 😂

  10. Tracy Albiero

    March 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Freeze chewy toys in ice. Makes them mad crazy trying to get them! #LGRTStumple

  11. Balaka Basu

    March 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Madge is such an adorable little puppy. I loved the videos. He is sooo cute.

  12. Rebecca Greenway

    March 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Oh these look fab. Looks like she really enjoyed them. No tips from be sorry! #stumblelinky

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Im sure she will grow out of it xx

  13. Sophie

    March 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Poppingback for #lgrtstumble

  14. Enda Sheppard

    March 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    She’s so gorgeous. And she will grow out of that nibbly business!! They all do; I just take it as a great sign of playfulness. #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      She is adorable and a smart little thing. She is going to grow into an awesome dog

  15. Anne

    March 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I love Madge, she’s so cute and it looks like she loves her new puppy chew toys. I do hope they work and stop her chewing things she shouldn’t. We may get a puppy one day.

  16. Anne

    March 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I love Madge, she’s so cute and it looks like she loves her new puppy chew toys. I do hope they work and stop her chewing things she shouldn’t. We may get a puppy one day.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

      I would love a puppy but living im a flat its really not practical so I just have to have puppy cuddles from Madge instead

  17. This Scribbler Mum

    March 26, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Such a cute puppy! My parents have a few Shih Tzus. #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

      I love shih tzus as well, we tried adopting one last year and although it didnt work out I still think they’re gorgeous xx

  18. Berni

    March 26, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Made is gorgeous. Awww #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      March 26, 2018 at 11:43 am

      She really is 😍

  19. Karen, the next best thing to mummy

    March 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Madge is super cute! We have a jack Russell cross rescue dog who is th a Millwall supporter#mondaystumbleupon@_karendennis

  20. Sophie

    March 26, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Ahhh Madge is so cute!
    We are loooking after an 8 week old puppy during the hold whilst his owner goes to work in the day and he is a Labrador and v v cute! I like the Kong toys as they keep them busy for ages. We have one for our dog, Dottie when we go to work. Good luck! I love all animals but especially dogs as they are such good company.

  21. Bryony Shaw

    March 25, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    We have a jackapoo! Great read.

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