1. Chewing

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      Without an acceptable outlet for the natural instinct to chew, many dogs turn to destructive chewing in the home. KONG toys are made from durable rubber in a variety of formulas and provide dogs an appropriate way to fulfill chewing instincts. Chewing a KONG keeps jaws strong and teeth clean. Prevention is key—teaching dogs… [Read More]

  2. Teething

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      Puppies have 28 baby teeth that erupt through the gums, sometimes causing pain. Chewing soft rubber helps to alleviate teething pain. KONG Puppy rubber toys are designed for growing teeth and jaws. These toys help promote the entry of growing teeth, while establishing healthy chewing habits. When the new adult teeth are fully set… [Read More]

  3. Separation Anxiety

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      Separation anxiety occurs in the first 20 minutes after you leave a dog alone. A simple solution is to help the dog develop a positive association between being left alone and good things, like a treat-stuffed KONG. Stuffing a KONG toy with a mix of wet and dry ingredients creates a challenge that typically… [Read More]

  4. Boredom

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      To combat boredom, a dog will always find something to do—often this leads to problem behavior. Stuffed and frozen KONG toys extend playtime and create a healthy, long-lasting challenge. In addition to extending playtime, working on a stuffed KONG mentally stimulates dogs, beating boredom and keeping the mind sharp.  

  5. Digging & Barking

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      Digging and barking are typically outgrowths of boredom or fear. Creating good behaviors start with productive play, which allows dogs to expend excess energy. Every time you throw a KONG toy, the unpredictable bounce ensures no two games are ever the same, keeping the dog engaged and excited for more. A stuffed KONG is… [Read More]

  6. Crate Training

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      Crates provide a sense of security for dogs and also aid in housetraining. To successfully crate train a dog, it’s critical to create a positive association with the crate. Start a dog’s crate training by stuffing a KONG toy with a favorite treat. Let the dog see and smell the stuffed toy, then place… [Read More]

  7. Weight Management

    WeightManagement_solutions

      Weight management is an important part of dogs’ overall health; it’s estimated that 35 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. Feeding your dog from the KONG Classic or Wobbler will not only slow their eating, but provide a satisfying mental and physical challenge. Like walking, play has countless benefits for dogs. The erratic… [Read More]