Toys and Treats

Emily Lund GroschEmily Lund Grosch Posts: 371Member
edited 19 May, 2011 in Alaskan Klee Kai
Looking for ideas for new toys and treats to use during training. Misha really likes Yummy Chummies (they're really fishie smelling), and sometimes I also use a plush goose. But after a while, he gets noticably bored, so I'd like to add some variety. What toys or treats will your AKK work their tails off for? :D

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  • LaKrisha SextonLaKrisha Sexton Posts: 1,085Member
    edited 1 February, 2011
    For treats we just use crappy ones :r, E seems to work best for those :)) As for toys, we have a fleece tug rope her breeder made her, we have a stuffed squeaky racoon she LOVES, & an Orbee ball. We also have a hide-a-squirrel that she loves, you put them in a tree stump & they have to figure out how to get them out then get to play with the squeaky squirrels :))
  • DeDe RigeotDeDe Rigeot New YorkPosts: 57Member
    edited 1 February, 2011
    For treats, Kiska goes crazy for ANYTHING. She is extremely food motivated. We have a whole variety of treats - we have Wellness Pure Rewards which is easiest for training because they are easy to break up into small pieces. We also have Stella & Chewy's Carnivore Kisses, and Stella & Chewy's freeze dried raw treats. A friend gave Kiska a container of Halo Chicken treats, and my mom keeps a bag of treats that are for cats and dogs at her house (I forget the brand, but they are these really cute little "chicken nibs" and they are organic). For toys, the breeder gave us a large stuffed hedgehog - they said it was brand new for her but that they guaranteed she would love it because all their other AKK loved it. We were really skeptical about it because it was almost too big for her, but once she settled in at our place, she started playing with it, and it is definitely her most favorite toy - she will bring it to bed with her! She also loves this squeaky ball I got at Petco. She will spend hours smushing it and biting it to get it to squeak. She also loves any kind of tennis ball...
  • LaKrisha SextonLaKrisha Sexton Posts: 1,085Member
    edited 2 February, 2011
    Kiska, Esme has 2 stuffed hedgehogs that she absolutely LOVES as well :))
  • Emily Lund GroschEmily Lund Grosch Posts: 371Member
    edited 4 February, 2011
    Sounds like a stuffed hedgehog is definitely going on the list. XD Even when he rips all the stuffing and the squeaky part out, he still loves to carry around his "dead" plushies. Fleece rope might be good too. I've tried getting him to play tug with me, but he doesn't like biting hard on things at all. o_o Even treats, we can't give ones that are too hard. Most of the time he just drops them and looks sad. One time I gave him a Milk Bone type of hard treat and he ran off with it. He came back downstairs a few minutes later, and he still had half of it he was just carrying around in his mouth. XD
  • DeDe RigeotDeDe Rigeot New YorkPosts: 57Member
    edited 4 February, 2011
    Awww, that is too cute, I can totally imagine Misha running around with the Milk Bone in his mouth! Once when I was walking Kiska, some kid threw a snowball in our direction, and she immediately ran and grabbed it. I thought she dropped it right away and had just been distracted for that second, but 2 blocks later, she was still holding the snowball....! Kiska has suddenly taken to her rubber squeaky ball. I got it really cheap at Petco, and she'll now spend up to 30 minutes just pressing on it with her paws to make it squeak. It's really annoying when we're trying to watch TV and then she decides to make her ball squeak... I just bought her a new ball today that she can really chew on, because she has a lot of tennis balls but my husband doesn't like that she chews on them. THis one is a pretty pale pink and it's one of those knotted balls made of rope/fabric. She loves it and was playing with it just now but I just noticed that there was blood all over it...I guess she lost a tooth?
  • LaKrisha SextonLaKrisha Sexton Posts: 1,085Member
    edited 4 February, 2011
    Possibly Kiska! Esme LOVES to squeak stuff, she has squeaky toys & will just sit & squeak & squeak them :)) Something to watch out for guys, Sizzle has 2 canines on each side because she still has her puppy canines, Sherry(E & Sizzle's breeder) said that usually she can just push on them a little and they will come out but Sizzle's are in there tight so when I have her spayed I am going to have them take them out.
  • edited 9 February, 2011
    For treats we like to use Ziwipeak and Zukes!
  • Mindee SwansonMindee Swanson Posts: 2Member
    edited 19 May, 2011
    We bought Ferris a stuffed skunk that has a slit in the bottom so you can place a used water bottle within it. He goes CRAZZZY FOR IT. He loves the crunch sound it makes, plus it has two different squeekers. We found it at 3 dog bakery.
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