Kongs toys have quickly become a favorite for us when it comes to entertaining our dog. Having spent a lot of money on toys that didn't hold up, we were more than thrilled to find something that lives up to its claims.
The Kong Dental Stick is another great toy in the Kong line. It has a hole at each end where you can put treats if you wish. There are ridges all around the outside that help clean the dog's teeth as it chews. Occasionally, I'll put tiny treats inside the ridges to entice her to dig them out. Our dog has figured out that if she drops it on the floor, treats may fall out, so she picks it up, then tosses it in the air and waits for it to fall and reward her. It's quite entertaining to watch.
The stick is great for playing tug-of-war, though that wasn't something we had thought about when we got it. Our dog has discovered that it's fun to bring the stick to us, which we usually toss across the room. It bounces around in an awkward way, so we never know which way it's going, so that adds to the fun as we watch our dog anticipate where it will land. It not only keeps her occupied, but it's good for her too. On bad weather days, it's a way for her to get exercise inside.
If you have a dog that destroys every toy it gets, I strongly recommend the Kong line. So far, she hasn't been able to destroy any of them and she definitely tries!