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Clive’s Favorite Snack: Kong with Peanut Butter and Rawhide

By May 4, 2010Clive, Food

Oh don’t cringe so quickly. With all the bacon hype lately, I bet more than a few of you may have sampled the bacon/pb combo. Bacon Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake anyone? I’ll pass. Boston Terrier’s are well known for their chewing (although thankfully Clive doesn’t chew anything he’s not supposed to) and the Kong is the perfect babysitter when we’re not around. With some treats and a little road block (peanut butter) he can entertain himself for quite a while before noticing we’re gone for the day. Yesterday I found that he hadn’t even eaten the treats, just licked the Kong clean.


  • One Kong, any size (depending how large your dog is)
  • 3 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 dog biscuits
  • 1 rawhide


1. Make sure kong is completely clean from previous playtimes. Wash thoroughly with organic soap and water and clean remnants of peanut butter and treat and towel dry.

2. Place treats inside kong.

3. Using knife, spread peanut butter around the top hole of the kong, partially or completely covering the opening.

4. Insert rawhide stick in peanut butter and leave hanging out of Kong as decoration.

Yes, I know I’m being silly, but I’ve never seen a face light up so much as when we give him this treat. Who knew dogs love peanut butter? Okay, you probably did, but I didn’t. As a foodie, the idea of experimenting with dog treats is sometimes just as luring as making fun things for Neil and I. What is your pet’s/pets’ favorite snack?

And if you are a dog owner, or just like a good pet story, check out our friend’s blog: Hassled By The Hoff. It chronicles life with their Boston Terrier, Hoffman. They pretty much sold us on the breed, and I hope one day Hoff and Clive can roll around, snort and fart together, assuming there is enough ozone to contain it.


  • Christa says:

    I think peanut butter and bacon sandwiches are yummy… My dad used to make them for me with leftover breakfast bacon. : )

  • Jessica says:

    I might have to give it a try. It’s the salty/sweet/peanut taste right? Hmm…

  • Kathleen says:

    Before I became a vegetarian my favorite was bacon and peanut butter on toast sandwiches. Delish.

  • Jessica says:

    Yeah, I’m just not a huge bacon person. The only meat I ever eat is chicken, turkey or fish.

  • Ack, Clive is so stinkin’ cute! Our little Stanley loves peanut butter too.

  • Rachel says:

    Both Toby and Jack just love their Dogzilla toys, just like the Kong toys. I didn’t want them to fight over who gets which one so I used peanut butter in each one to destract them. Works like a charm. I also have a dog treat cookbook that I can get you recipes for; dogs love them and you know what is in them because you make them!

  • Jessica says:

    Rach, when you come up we’ll have to go to Lizzy & Rocco’s. It’s definitely my new favorite pet haven!

  • Rachel says:

    That sounds awesome! I am going to bring my dog treat cookbook too. It’s fun and easy plus you know it’s healthy treats for the pups

  • Jake Lewis says:

    i love both peanut butter and cheeze as the filling of my morning sandwhich.“: