unleash the power of play
Give a dog a KONG. They’ll be the first to show you, it’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG. KONG Classic is a toy that will be with your dog through all stages of life. From a puppy to the more distinguished years, KONG can serve various purposes for your dog.
KONG Helps Solve
When puppies’ 28 baby teeth erupt through their gums, it can hurt. Chewing soft rubber helps alleviate teething pain. KONG Puppy Rubber is customized to meet this need while teaching appropriate chewing behavior.
Without an acceptable outlet for natural chewing instincts, many dogs turn to destructive chewing. Prevention is key. Teach your dog acceptable chewing behavior with a treat stuffed KONG for a mentally stimulating, long-lasting challenge. Freeze to extend the chew session.
Separation anxiety peaks during the first 20 minutes after a dog is alone. A treat stuffed KONG helps your dog associate being left alone with good things, alleviating those anxiety peaks.
A dog will always find something to do to beat boredom– this often leads to problem behavior. Stuffed and frozen KONGs keep dogs engaged, extending playtime with a healthy, long-lasting, mentally stimulating challenge.
Digging & Barking
Boredom and fear can lead to digging and barking. Creating good behaviors starts with productive play that allows dogs to expend excess energy. A frozen, treat-stuffed KONG, offers a mentally occupying challenge that burns excess energy.
Crates provide a sense of security for dogs and can aid in housetraining. To help dogs build a positive association with their crates from the start, give them a KONG as a mind occupying challenge. Repeating this routine helps your dog feel safe turning their crate into their den.
Your dog’s weight is critical to his or her health; about 35% of dogs are overweight or obese. Slow down eating and add a satisfying mental and physical challenge by feeding your dog from a KONG Classic or a kibble filled KONG Wobbler.
How to Stuff a KONG
Stuffing a KONG is easy. You can stuff anything that is safe for your dog to eat (in healthy amounts) into their KONG.
BONUS: FOR AN ADDED CHALLENGE, FREEZE A STUFFED KONG FOR 4-6 HOURS BEFORE GIVING IT TO YOUR DOG.
How to Clean a KONG
1. Soak in warm water with dish soap to loosen leftovers.
2. Use bottle brush, an old toothbrush, or a KONG brush to remove stubborn bits inside and rinse.
3. Or, wash in top rack of dishwasher. Make sure to skip the drying cycle as excess heat can damage the toy.
Tip: Have 3 KONGs on hand – one with the dog, one stuffed KONG in the freezer, and one in the dishwasher.