New toys are always cause for joy (and we've got another toy review coming down the pike), and Kong toys inspire a certain love and concentration in Elka, as will of course be seen below. Wisely, the Kong we were sent was of the X-Large persuasion; Elka does okay with a Large, but sometimes the bigger ones make her work harder and longer.
We were also sent a singular Kong dental treat, which was nifty. I haven't bought any Kong treats for Elka in the past, so I'm always happy when we have something new for her to sample. She seems to feel that way as well! So, dog owner logic, I put the Kong dental treat in one end of the toy.
And I put peanut butter in the other end. The ends and edges of the Kong Dental Dog Toy have ridges and things in them, the best to clean teeth with, my dear.
And then I gave it to Elka, who had waited nicely and patiently. She does get very excited when we get a package and I go "Elka! This has a toy for you!"
Plus, if there's one thing Elka knows her way around, as stated, it's a Kong. She knows dropping it gets treats or food out. She knows licking it is pretty awesome as well. She frequently even licks one we know empirically is empty, perhaps for the memory of peanut butter. Sometimes I use cream cheese, but peanut butter is definitely the go-to.
FTC disclosure: We were provided the Kong Dental Toy and Kong Dental Treat in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own (and Elka's) and we were not in any other way compensated.