Ok. Admit it, right here, right now. You have given a dog a teaspoon of peanut butter just to watch them lick their teeth, smack their lips, flap their tongue back and forth trying to get every last bit of peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth, all the while laughing at the silly spectacle.
In my house, it works this way: I have two jars of peanut butter. One for me, and one for the dogs. I like Jif smooth peanut butter (on bread with strawberry jam). Clover and Cosmo get Organic Low-Fat Natural Peanut Butter. Mine? $3.49/jar. Theirs? $6.89/jar.
I take a butter knife and scoop some PB out of the jar and put it in Kongs for the two mutts. Clover will grab the Kong and run like hell to hide from Cosmo because he is always very interested in what she has and in taking it away from her. I read somewhere recently about putting the PB in the Kong and then freezing it. Wouldn’t work with Clover and Cosmo because they have PBJO (Peanut Butter Jar Opening) Radar. As soon as they hear the scraping as I turn the cap off of the jar, they are at my side, noses in the air, tails wagging, and in Cosmo’s case, there’s a little bit of dancing about going on, too.
Thank goodness my dogs don’t have peanut allergies because there really is no substitute. If you want a real laugh, put the PB on some white bread … NOT that I’ve ever done THAT.