1. Stress & Boredom

    Boredom and stress are leading causes of negative canine behaviour. Try to remove or avoid any situation that could cause your dog to feel stressed. Introduce your pet to new things in a slow, calm, and controlled manner using lots of praise and rewards. Give your dog lots of time to explore and play with… [Read More]

  2. Playing Safely with Cat Toys

    At The KONG Company, we strive to construct our cat toys as safely as possible. We’re pet owners and animal lovers, just like you. We don’t manufacture any items that we feel uncomfortable giving to our own pets. However, a toy that isn’t used correctly or with proper supervision could present a potential hazard, so… [Read More]

  3. Basic Training with KONG for Cats

    Here are some ways you can enrich your cat’s life, discourage negative displacement behaviours, and help increase the bond with your cat. A cat without toys may be more tempted to take out its natural energy on other items in your home, such as furniture or even your feet. Therefore, a selection of toys and… [Read More]

  4. KONG Your Way

    The Classic KONG rubber chew toy isn’t just a stuffable toy. It can be used in so many ways. Here are a few ideas to get you started. We encourage you to discover more of your own. • KONGs are easy to keep clean • KONGs, the KONG Wobbler and KONG Genius toys are easy to fill with your… [Read More]

  5. Unwanted Barking

    Some canine behaviour problems, such as house soiling, affect only the pet’s owner. Excessive barking, on the other hand, can result in unhappy neighbors. Puppies bark to express themselves verbally and are entitled to a little expression. However, continual barking, for long periods of time, is a sign that your pet has a problem that… [Read More]

  6. Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety, the fear of isolation, can cause your dog to show undesirable behaviour and stress. Common behavioural problems associated with separation anxiety include excessive barking and whining, property destruction, depression, or hyperactivity. These problems could be a reaction to the stress of being alone and the uncertainty of your return. Many trainers use mock… [Read More]

  7. Chewing Problems

    A classic source of dog-owner frustration is chewed-up shoes, books, furniture, etc. Chewing is a natural and beneficial behaviour, and it plays a vital role in your dog’s physical development — especially in puppies. Like humans, dogs have two sets of teeth in their lives. The 28 baby teeth erupt through the gums between the… [Read More]

  8. Crate Training

    Indoor crates are highly effective training tools and can provide a safe and quiet retreat for your dog. When introducing your dog to a crate, make the crate as comfortable as possible with a soft bed or blanket. Start your dog’s crate training by stuffing a KONG toy with a favourite treat. Let your dog… [Read More]

  9. Basic Training for Dogs with KONG

    Classic KONG rubber chew toys can be used as easy and effective training tools. With just one KONG, you have a reward, retrieval, and food-dispensing toy. KONG can be used as a training tool for almost any type of training — quiet times, crate training, recall, and retrieving all work better with KONG. Also, use it… [Read More]

  10. Pets Love — and Need — to Play

    A number of scientific studies on human and animal social interactions stress the importance of play. Humans and our pets are unique in that we play our entire lives.The fact that humans and pets stay as playful as adults is a significant part of what makes our relationship special. Just like people, dogs and cats… [Read More]