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    DefaultPuppy Question

    just wondering..... Is it ok to give puppy a large breed milkbone in his crate unattended? I sometimes do this when I'm gone for an hour or two because he cries when I leave and I want to give him something to keep him occupied.

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    I wouldn't leave him unattended to eat anything.

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    what would u suggest? a chew toy? cuz that doesn't always work. it seems like he'd rather bark and cry.

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    How about a Puppy Kong stuffed with some frozen, plain yogurt? Aidan loves his and it takes him a good hour to get through it.
    Sometimes I mix in a small amound of his kibble also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeHeartLabs
    How about a Puppy Kong stuffed with some frozen, plain yogurt? Aidan loves his and it takes him a good hour to get through it.
    Sometimes I mix in a small amound of his kibble also.
    I did exactly the same thing with Tal when he was a little younger. The Kong will serve you well for him even as he grows. Like Aidan, it takes Tal a good hour to get thru it. I give him one before I leave in the am. I mix some yogurt, a little honey, a dab of peanut butter, freeze it and give it to him when I leave. I never allowed Tal to have anything he could rip apart and swallow by accident.

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    So what's the difference between a kong and a dog biscuit?? None that I see. I think giving a biscuit is just fine.

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    Biscuits, stuffed kongs are fine. Rawhides and pigs ears and nylabones are chokeable and not fine.

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    Put an old t-shirt you have worn and a few small pieces of bisect or ZUKES natural training treats, in the crate and say "Be a good pup I will be back -we will play when I get home"
    Raider never cried when I left him that was my usual routine.Still is but no treats anymore

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    I don't leave bully sticks, pig ears etc. in Rowan's crate when I am gone. Just isn't worth it ~ Kongs are great. I need to buy another and get me some plain yogurt for her and do the freezing thing!!
    Thanks for the reminder.
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    I agree w/the Kong suggestion. Zoe is 4 and still gets frozen kongs before we leave the house. Hers is stuffed w/cut apples, mashed bananas, topped w/a bit of peanut butter and frozen.

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