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Hi, I have a question to all of you who gives their puppy/dog Kong and Nylabone toys.
I've tried *almost* every local pet shop and I couldn't find one!
I went online and a pet shop in Jakarta carry them and they sent me the price list so I can order and they would mail the items.
Now I'm confused which one to order.
1. Do I have to buy specific Kong for puppy and buy classic Kong later when he's an adult?
2. For adult Kong, do you use black kong or red kong?
3. From their website, they said puppy nylabone is not suitable for any dog with adult teeth, but my dog is a persistent chewer, should I get flexible nylabone instead?
4. For adult dog Nylabone, do you give them the flexible or durable series?
5. Does Nylabone flavoring fades away with time?

Right now my puppy chew everything he can chew, and got bored easy with his rubber toys. Probably because the smell of most rubber toys sold here is rather minty/sweet rather than meaty.. i dont know.
I never raised a puppy from this young before, and my previous dog already have her adult teeth when I got her and she wasn't a big chewer. She chew when she got bored but thats about it. I dont know if this is age related or my previous dog was "different".
I couldn't get my puppy to stop nipping at my hands and feet either, I tried to OUCH (sometimes he bites rather hard that my ouch isn't made up), doesn't work.. tried OUCH and ignore him, doesn't work.. when I ignore him or left the room, he will be just busy finding other things to chew on.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks :)
 

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Before his adult teeth grow in you should use a puppy Kong and puppy nylabones. Then get the adult ones after he has adult teeth.

I use the red Kongs for my adult dogs. I have no idea if the flavor fades in the nylabones, but my dogs don't like them anyway.

She needs lots of toys to chew on, I really like the tug ropes for chewing while supervised.

Puppy nipping is totally normal, when she starts that on you say No Bite, and then give her a chew toy instead, or redirect her to some other type of play, or even work on some basic commands like down and sit. Or put her up for a few minutes. She will learn eventually.
 

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if you have a Tractor Supply Co around you, they sell Kong toys. i used to work there and we always had them on hand, at least in my area. im getting one for my new pup tomorrow. as for the nylabone, you could taste it every once in a while and see. (just kidding of course.) ive never had any personal experience with the nylabone, so i couldnt tell you. but if the company says for puppy and not to give to adult dogs, i would heed that advice. best of luck!
 

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if you have a Tractor Supply Co around you, they sell Kong toys. i used to work there and we always had them on hand, at least in my area. im getting one for my new pup tomorrow. as for the nylabone, you could taste it every once in a while and see. (just kidding of course.) ive never had any personal experience with the nylabone, so i couldnt tell you. but if the company says for puppy and not to give to adult dogs, i would heed that advice. best of luck!
LOL :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:LOL
 

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I gave durable nylabones since they were puppies I just buy the smaller sizes. All of my dogs would tear through the softer ones too quickly. I also really like the wishbones. For Kongs I have black ones and red ones. The black ones are supposed to be more durable, but I have never had a problem with the red ones...
 

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Let's just say that Lucy likes Dory's smaller, durable nylabone, and Dory likes Lucy's big, durable nylabone. They trade all the time. As long as they're chewing on the things they're supposed to and leaving the things they shouldn't alone, I'm happy. They trade kongs back and forth too.
 

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if you have a Tractor Supply Co around you, they sell Kong toys. i used to work there and we always had them on hand, at least in my area. im getting one for my new pup tomorrow. as for the nylabone, you could taste it every once in a while and see. (just kidding of course.) ive never had any personal experience with the nylabone, so i couldnt tell you. but if the company says for puppy and not to give to adult dogs, i would heed that advice. best of luck!

She's in Indonesia.
 

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They didn't even used to HAVE puppy Kongs, so IMO, the red ones are just fine. I use the durable Nylabones for my puppies too - just the smaller size. I stay away from the flexible ones -- too easy for puppy to chew off a chunk and swallow it.
 

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if you have a Tractor Supply Co around you, they sell Kong toys. i used to work there and we always had them on hand, at least in my area. im getting one for my new pup tomorrow. as for the nylabone, you could taste it every once in a while and see. (just kidding of course.) ive never had any personal experience with the nylabone, so i couldnt tell you. but if the company says for puppy and not to give to adult dogs, i would heed that advice. best of luck!
I was wondering if maybe someone has beat me to it lol :D That statement is really cracked me up! (and also made me realized I asked stupid question.. noone will know for sure except the nylabone R&D team... its not like your dog can tell you the taste isn't bacon anymore, its purely rubber now :p:)

I don't live in north america, so sometimes it is very hard to find certain items. I thought I saw them a long time ago in ACE Hardware store, but now they don't carry them anymore.

Before his adult teeth grow in you should use a puppy Kong and puppy nylabones. Then get the adult ones after he has adult teeth.

I use the red Kongs for my adult dogs. I have no idea if the flavor fades in the nylabones, but my dogs don't like them anyway.

She needs lots of toys to chew on, I really like the tug ropes for chewing while supervised.

Puppy nipping is totally normal, when she starts that on you say No Bite, and then give her a chew toy instead, or redirect her to some other type of play, or even work on some basic commands like down and sit. Or put her up for a few minutes. She will learn eventually.
I gave durable nylabones since they were puppies I just buy the smaller sizes. All of my dogs would tear through the softer ones too quickly. I also really like the wishbones. For Kongs I have black ones and red ones. The black ones are supposed to be more durable, but I have never had a problem with the red ones...
I hope my dog would like them as the price for Kongs and Nylabones are rather pricey over here. Some items are more than double the price you would pay for them over there (no wonder not many pet shops have them in stock over here). I was thinking to save the hassle (and the S&H cost), I would buy puppy toys and adult toys all at once, so i can just keep the adult ones and give them to him when he's older.. but hearing from your experiences that some dogs don't actually like them, I guess buying 1 first would be wise, especially the Nylabones.
Right now I also use knotted old shirts beside the rubber toys but still couldn't get him not chewing other things he isn't suppose to chew.
I did train him to come, and he's doing pretty good so far. He has stool issues before and I was worried giving him treat for his reward would make it worse, so I didn't continue. Now that the stool issues resolved, i will definitely resume the training for him.
Thank you all for the input! :)
 

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Let's just say that Lucy likes Dory's smaller, durable nylabone, and Dory likes Lucy's big, durable nylabone. They trade all the time. As long as they're chewing on the things they're supposed to and leaving the things they shouldn't alone, I'm happy. They trade kongs back and forth too.
They didn't even used to HAVE puppy Kongs, so IMO, the red ones are just fine. I use the durable Nylabones for my puppies too - just the smaller size. I stay away from the flexible ones -- too easy for puppy to chew off a chunk and swallow it.
Then durable it is for Nylabone, thanks a lot for the input. I almost ordered the puppybone. As for Kongs, red it is! Now I know what to order :)
 

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Hi, Where are you in Indonesia? I used to live in Jakarta and the best pet shop around with quality products and foods is Groovy Pets. http://www.groovy.co.id/

They import all their supplies from Australia and the US. They have kongs in their store. They also have the Red Barn brand of bones (although they are smallish for goldens--about 5" I think).

I would be very careful about giving nylabones to a "power chewer"; my 2 goldens were power chewers and would bite off pieces. We ended up in the emergency animal hospital (Rumah Sakit Hewan) and xrays showed severals undigested pieces in Amber's intestines. The nylabone is made of plastic and therefore is not digestible. How old is your puppy?

If you need any more info just let me know. I can also recommend the BEST vet in Indonesia. Dr. Ooy-she trained in Singapore and the US and speaks fluent English (although I assume you are Indonesian and that doesn't matter :)) Although Groovy Pet is a great pet shop, their Pet Care clinic is NOT GOOD!

I hopes this helps. Linda
 

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Durable nylabones! and the bigger the better.There is a difference between the "durable" and the softer, gummy type. Puppies will just drag them around if you buy the big size. That's fine! Rub them in your hands and store overnight in the bag of dry dog food. Sometimes it helps if another dog..."starts" the nylabone. but if not just do the above.

And remember....most dogs don't love kongs(empty)....only when stuffed with kibble and peanut butter and other such goodies. Then if you freeze it it will keep them entertained longer!
 

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Hi, Where are you in Indonesia? I used to live in Jakarta and the best pet shop around with quality products and foods is Groovy Pets. http://www.groovy.co.id/

They import all their supplies from Australia and the US. They have kongs in their store. They also have the Red Barn brand of bones (although they are smallish for goldens--about 5" I think).

I would be very careful about giving nylabones to a "power chewer"; my 2 goldens were power chewers and would bite off pieces. We ended up in the emergency animal hospital (Rumah Sakit Hewan) and xrays showed severals undigested pieces in Amber's intestines. The nylabone is made of plastic and therefore is not digestible. How old is your puppy?

If you need any more info just let me know. I can also recommend the BEST vet in Indonesia. Dr. Ooy-she trained in Singapore and the US and speaks fluent English (although I assume you are Indonesian and that doesn't matter :)) Although Groovy Pet is a great pet shop, their Pet Care clinic is NOT GOOD!

I hopes this helps. Linda
I live in Bandung, and thanks for pet shop recommendation. I can probably contact them and have them mail the products if i need specific products.
I will definitely supervise when I give my puppy nylabone, definitely going to order the durable ones. My puppy is 2 months old.

About the vet, do you know who is the best vet in Bandung? Going to jakarta would be too far in case of emergencies. I've been looking for this information actually as my previous dog was misdiagnosed by the vet that ultimately took her life at such a young age. :bawling:

I've been asking pet shops and breeders in Bandung about the vet that they use and their comment about them.

Durable nylabones! and the bigger the better.There is a difference between the "durable" and the softer, gummy type. Puppies will just drag them around if you buy the big size. That's fine! Rub them in your hands and store overnight in the bag of dry dog food. Sometimes it helps if another dog..."starts" the nylabone. but if not just do the above.

And remember....most dogs don't love kongs(empty)....only when stuffed with kibble and peanut butter and other such goodies. Then if you freeze it it will keep them entertained longer!
Thank you for the advise! I'll definitely buy the durable ones. My puppy is very mouthy and i need something to get her occupied. That frozen Kong seems to be a great idea too!
 

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I live in Bandung, and thanks for pet shop recommendation. I can probably contact them and have them mail the products if i need specific products.
I will definitely supervise when I give my puppy nylabone, definitely going to order the durable ones. My puppy is 2 months old.

About the vet, do you know who is the best vet in Bandung? Going to jakarta would be too far in case of emergencies. I've been looking for this information actually as my previous dog was misdiagnosed by the vet that ultimately took her life at such a young age. :bawling:

I've been asking pet shops and breeders in Bandung about the vet that they use and their comment about them.



Thank you for the advise! I'll definitely buy the durable ones. My puppy is very mouthy and i need something to get her occupied. That frozen Kong seems to be a great idea too!


Hi, PT. Regarding vets in Bandung: Dr. Ooy went to university in Bogor, but is originally from Bandung, so I will send her an email and ask her about vets in Bandung for you. She became a good friend of mine when I lived there (I am now in the USA). Here is her info in Jakarta http://animalclinicjakarta.com/acj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=56.

I am a big fan of frozen Kongs too, and also I put frozen veggies in the balls for dogs that have holes in them. Your puppy will spend a long time chewing on it, trying to get the veggies out. You could also email Groovy Pets and ask for ideas (Doris is the owner).

I'm just being nosy now, but are you Indonesian? Your grammar is perfect!

Anyway...., I will let you know when I have heard back from Dr. Ooy.

Linda
 

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Hi, PT. Regarding vets in Bandung: Dr. Ooy went to university in Bogor, but is originally from Bandung, so I will send her an email and ask her about vets in Bandung for you. She became a good friend of mine when I lived there (I am now in the USA). Here is her info in Jakarta http://animalclinicjakarta.com/acj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=56.

I am a big fan of frozen Kongs too, and also I put frozen veggies in the balls for dogs that have holes in them. Your puppy will spend a long time chewing on it, trying to get the veggies out. You could also email Groovy Pets and ask for ideas (Doris is the owner).

I'm just being nosy now, but are you Indonesian? Your grammar is perfect!

Anyway...., I will let you know when I have heard back from Dr. Ooy.


Linda
Hi Linda, thank you for asking her on my behalf, I'm looking forward for the information :) You can also PM or e-mail me at [email protected]
I actually heard good things about animal clinic jakarta.

I will also e-mail groovy pets and hopefully they can be my regulars for pet supplies not available locally.

I'm chinese-indonesian :) I've completed my studies in vancouver, but my grammar is not that perfect :p: thank you though

Erwin
 
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