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Boredom Busters for Your Dog

Published: 2020-03-20

...Trying to work from home but your dog thinks you’re just having an extended weekend to play with them? Here are some tips and tricks to keep your dog busy as a bee!

Give Your Puppy a Smart Start with KONG

Published: 2020-03-19

...A brand-new puppy is one of the greatest joys in life. Between their fluffy fur, puppy breath and kisses it’s hard not to fall in love. But soon those sweet puppy kisses turn into nibbles and those sharp puppy teeth hurt!

What Can You Put in a KONG Besides Peanut Butter?

Published: 2020-03-12

...22 Easy KONG Stuffing Recipes! From "Earth Day" to "Fido's Farmhouse Feast!"

Pets and Home Decor: Incorporating Your Furry Family Members Into Your Interior Design

Published: 2020-02-26

...Pet parents love showcasing their furry friends. They truly are a part of the family, so here are some fun ideas for tastefully incorporating your pets into your home decor!

Start smart: How to introduce your dog to KONG

Published: 2020-02-25

...While people may know that a KONG can be key to hours of enriching, mentally stimulating fun that satisfies dogs’ instinctual needs, a dog who has never played with a KONG might not know exactly what to do. Don’t worry, it’s easy to get them on the right chewing track. Follow these steps to explain KONG to your dog in a way that helps maximize fun and safety.

Style Points: What's your dog's chewing style? Why does it matter?

Published: 2020-02-19

...From pint-sized Chihuahuas to pony-sized Great Danes, nearly all dogs love to chew. Not all dogs chew the same way, however. Different dogs have different chewing styles.

5 Signs of Dental Disease in Dogs

Published: 2020-02-07

...(and Fun Ways to Fight It). While your dog (usually) can't tell you about a toothache in words, their behavior can raise a red flag if you know what to look for. Why should you be concerned? Because good dental care can extend a dog's life.

The Relaxation Station

Published: 2019-11-04

The sounds, smells, and activity of the holiday season are exciting for people and pets alike. So what can you do to keep things from going from fun to frightening for your dog this season?

The Key is Three

Published: 2019-11-01

Make sure your dog always has a KONG ready to go by following The Key is Three.

Training Cats? Yes Really! (Part 2)

Published: 2019-10-15

In my previous blog I discussed some common cat behavioral challenges and their solutions, while hopefully debunking the myth that cats can’t be trained. Having been in the training world for over 3 decades and being somewhat of a skeptical soul in my own right I understand that not everyone reading the last blog was entirely convinced.

How to Stuff a KONG

Published: 2019-09-06

While bouncy, durable KONGs are irresistibly chewy on their own, stuffing them with your dog’s favorite treats kicks up the fun.

Training Cats? Yes Really!

Published: 2019-09-04

Mention training your cat and people get a strange look. Common comments include; “Can you train a cat? Cats can’t be trained! Cats are too independent to be trained. Cats don’t care about pleasing you like dogs!”

Are KONG Dog Toys Indestructible

Published: 2019-08-23

Legends of the indestructible KONG toy bounce around dog parks and social media like, well, a bouncy KONG.

Are KONG toys dishwasher safe?

Published: 2019-07-19

Why Do You Need to Wash KONG Rubber Toys?

Summer Essentials

Published: 2019-06-10

Summer is finally here! Just like humans, pets also need fun summer accessories to help make the most out of the long summer days. Here’s some of our favorite grab-and-go items to keep your pet busy this summer.

June is Adopt a Cat Month

Published: 2019-05-28

Summer, the height of the notorious kitten season, is the perfect time to welcome a new feline friend (or two—kittens love having a companion!) into your home.

Pet Photoshoot Tips

Published: 2019-05-24

If you’re anything like us, your social feed is constantly flooded with hundreds of insta-cute pups. How do you set yourself apart to make sure your dog gets the attention they deserve?

Enjoying the Outdoors with Your Furry Friends

Published: 2019-05-08

The weather is finally warming up, which means you’re probably starting to plan more outdoor adventures with your furry friends.

7 Tips for Road Trips with Rover

Published: 2019-04-11

Hitting the road with your best friend? Follow these suggestions to make your journey safe and comfortable for your 4-legged copilot!

Spring Cleaning – Toy Organization

Published: 2019-04-05

Spring is a time for fresh starts – this includes tackling the overflowing pet toys, treats and accessories...

Dog Instincts

Published: 2019-03-28

Looking at your beloved dog it can sometimes be hard to imagine that all dogs, large and small are descended from wolves...

KONG & the Myth of Indestructibility

Published: 2019-03-05

“You’ve got to get your dog a KONG. They’re indestructible!”

You’ve heard it. We’ve heard it. It’s simply not true.

Good Dog's Guide to Getting Adopted

Published: 2019-02-15

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How to Clean a KONG

Published: 2019-01-17

(For humans, dogs already know how)
Even the most talented dogs may leave a bit of food at the bottom of their KONG. Don’t worry, cleaning the toys is easy...

New Puppy Tips

Published: 2019-01-10

Congratulations! The addition of a new furry family member can add so much joy to your life, but it comes with some learning and training for both you and your pup.

Pet Parents Guide to the Holidays

Published: 2018-12-05

The holiday season has snuck up again! Between family, friends, food and travel the time from Thanksgiving to New Years can be incredibly stress inducing not only for you, but especially for your pet. Whether you are staying home and hosting guests, travelling across the country or going to your neighbor’s house - the holiday craze can cause even the happiest of pets to feel overwhelmed.

Cats Need to Play

Published: 2018-10-16

If you’re a cat parent, you know that the cat nap is a very real thing. Sometimes it might even seem like your cat spends all day asleep. Well, it’s true that cats do sleep quite a bit—an average of 12-16 hours a day, which is much more than we humans do. However, that means that she is awake for upwards of 8 hours daily, leaving plenty of time for activities such as eating and grooming. But what else should your cat be spending time doing in order to be living her best life?

Crate Training

Published: 2018-09-02

Your dog's crate is their den of serenity, a safe spot of their own where they can relax away from the outside world. And though the instinct to curl up in a secure place stretches back to wolf ancestors, today's dogs benefit from correctly introducing crate time and teaching them to enjoy their sanctuary. Once they learn to love their crate, it's invaluable for house training, as well as keeping dogs from finding mischief when pet parents are away. Portable crates even provide a safe place and a great solution when travelling.

Prevent Your Dog's Back to School Blues

Published: 2018-08-23

For families with non-furry kids as well as kids with wagging tails, this time of year can mean lots of change and excitement. Keep in mind that when students head back to school it means big adjustments for the entire family—including your dog. Here are some tips for easing the transition.