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KONG Classic KONG Dog Toy, Red

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Red / Classic
  • Perfect for stuffing with KONG treats
  • Unpredictable bounce for games of fetch
  • Recommended worldwide by Veterinarians, Trainers and dog enthusiasts
  • Made in the USA
  • Available in six sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL
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KONG Classic KONG Dog Toy, Medium, Red + KONG Stuff'N Snacks, Peanut Butter, 11-Ounce, Large + KONG Large 11-Ounce Stuff'N Bacon and Cheese Snacks
Price for all three: $20.78

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Product Details

Size: Medium | Color: Red / Classic
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000AYN7LU
  • Item model number: T2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,043 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: Medium | Color: Red / Classic

It's not just a dog toy; it's a KONG.

The KONG Classic has been the gold standard of dog toys for over 36 years. Our super-bouncy, red natural rubber compound is unequaled for dogs who like to chew. Stuffing healthy treats into a KONG keeps dogs happily working and out of trouble for long periods of time.

Chewing relieves stress.
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Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety typically 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 lasts 20 minutes, engaging dogs during the time when anxiety is at its peak. A KONG can even be frozen so that getting all the food out takes even more time.

Chewing

For adult dogs, chewing is nature’s way of keeping jaws strong and teeth clean. Chewing also combats boredom and can relieve anxiety or frustration. Without an acceptable outlet for the natural instinct to chew, many dogs will turn to destructive chewing in the home. Success comes when teaching dogs acceptable chewing behaviors from the start. KONG toys come in a variety of formulas from puppy to adult to senior, so they can grow with your dog. For all dogs—regardless of chewing temperament—supervise play until you’re confident the dog won’t destroy the toy. Be sure to replace any toy with cuts, tears or rips.

Barking and Digging

Dogs bark to communicate and dig when bored or afraid. 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 also helpful for a dog left outside to play. Directing their energy toward something positive, like working for the food inside the toy, diminishes bad behaviors.

Crate training

Crate training is an effective way to house train a puppy or new dog. In this critical time, you can help relax your dog with a treat-stuffed KONG 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 the KONG in the back of the crate leaving the door open. As the dog chews on the KONG inside the crate, they begin to feel more comfortable and create a positive association with the crate. Repeat this until their dog is happy to settle in the crate on their own.

Give your dog a KONG.
Dogs Need to Play.

For dogs, physical and mental development, emotions and behavior are all influenced by healthy play. Play helps dogs expend excess energy, which is important for appropriate behavior. KONG dog toys encourage play, satisfying dogs' instinctual needs and strengthening the bond between dog and owner.


There are three basic chewing styles when it comes to dogs and their toys.
  • Gentle Chewers – These dogs are easy on toys and prefer plush or fabric toys. They usually like to lick or suck on their toys, but rarely ever destroy their toys.
  • Average Chewers –These dogs love to play with all kinds of toys and will often carry toys around with them. They can be destructive with plush and fabric toys but rarely are destructive with rubber toys.
  • Power Chewers – These dogs are usually strong, determined chewers who require more discretion when it comes to selecting toys. Choose durable, interactive play toys along with hard rubber toys. Sizing up is also helpful when picking toys for Power Chewers.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Keeps her busy for a while!
Karen A. Casso
Our dogs love Kongs, especially when we put treats and peanut butter in them.
FlyingLeaf
My lab puppy mix loves this toy.
Lara

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

172 of 174 people found the following review helpful By K. Kelley on September 15, 2012
Color Name: Red / ClassicSize Name: X-Large
The invention of the "Kong" is maybe one of my favorites (second to air conditioning) and I know my dog agrees. I have a greyhound who suffered a slight bout of separation anxiety after I adopted him from the track. I needed something to keep him busy and get him excited about my departure to work. The Kong is the answer. I'm sure this sounds weird, but I bought 5 of them - one for each day of the week I have to work. Every Sunday I make a combination of oatmeal, non-fat plain yogurt (good for their tummies) and peanut butter. I heat up the oatmeal and add the yogurt and peanut butter while the oatmeal is hot - it creates a really nice combination of delicious things to fill the Kong with easily. I take the Kong, put some kibbles of his dog food in first, then I pour the mixture of items into a large, durable ziplock baggy and cut a hole in the corner. I squeeze a good amount of the oatmeal, yogurt, and PB into each kong, leaving a bit of space for a milk bone to stick out of the bigger hole on the end of the Kong. I put all 5 in the freezer and give my greyhound one each day. He gets SO excited when he sees a kong come out of the freezer, that he runs full speed into his kennel and waits for me. The Kong keeps him occupied for HOURS and because it's frozen, it lasts even longer and he spends forever licking and biting at the Kong to get the goodies out. Dogs need something to do with their mouths. They use their muzzles like we use our hands. A stuffed Kong can prevent so many behavioral issues like destructive chewing or excessive vocalization from boredom or anxiety. Also, Kongs are without a doubt the most durable toy on the market. They last ages and ages. I recommend them to everybody with a dog.
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By L. Hoffman on January 3, 2005
Color Name: Red / ClassicSize Name: Large
My German shepherd loves this toy. As both my husband and I work we have to leave her alone for 8 hours a day. I give her a kong filled with treats each morning and often when I get home that she is still working on getting the stuff out. Any toy that keeps this chewing machine occupied for that long is worth its weight in gold!
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Kindra on November 8, 2004
Color Name: Red / ClassicSize Name: Small
My Boston Terrier LOVES this toy. It is fun to use as a fetch toy and has an unpredictable bounce. My dog will stand on the couch, throw the kong himself, and runs after it when I am too busy to throw it for him. For a special treat, I put cheerios or dog food in the toy with a little peanut butter and he is occupied for a good 30 minutes trying to get every piece out. When he is in a chewing mood he will gnaw at this thing for a long time. He has never tried to chew on any furniture because he loves this toy so much. We have had this toy for over a year, and it does have some little pieces missing. The manufacturer says you should take the toy away in that case- but I don't think it is necessary. Small pieces will come right out the other end with no trouble!

Excellent toy!
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By HMMWV TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 23, 2011
Color Name: Red / ClassicSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
When you first look at a kong dog toy there is no tug handle, nothing to chew on (which is a plus if you are a human) and not alot of excitement for the dog - but stuff the thing full of peanut butter, put it in the freezer over night and the next day, your dog has a whole days' chewing and licking and fun in store.

There are many dog toys that promote stuffing stuff inside them, but most of the time the stuff inside comes outside pretty quick and you are left with whatever attention span your dog has leftover. I was told about freezing peanut butter (buy the great big store brand jars because you will go through it quick) from my breeder, my trainer, and the cashier at the petco store, so I figured someone had to be right and it was true. When I left for the day out went the dogfood dish and the kong. Naturally that great smelling dogfood was eaten first, but afterwards it was a peanut butter flavored kongsickle for hours. This size was well suited for a german shepherd dog, they make smaller and xtre-large sizes for yorkies and the "small horse" breads, but size wise this worked out great to give her a chew treat that squeezed out a little peanut butter each time, then served as a tongue exerciser. By then I was back home and the kong was predictably empty of all the good stuff.

I'm ordering two more here on amazon $2 cheaper than the petstore so that I can have a set of 3 in the freezer simply because it takes a while with a knife (I like to use a plasticware knife just to avoid putting silverware down the kong) to stuff these things. With 3 kongs, I only have to load em up every 3 days. A big jar of peanut butter has lasted over a month.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PennyLane on March 19, 2008
Color Name: Red / ClassicSize Name: Small
My dog loves this thing though he doesn't play/chew with other toys- this he adores so I'm buying another because he sometimes loses this for a couple days then brings it back out to my attention. The peanut butter spray makes him completely in a frenzy to get every bit OUT of this toy- and, btw I've not found grease spots on my rug at all- he even takes it to bed. BUT - Jocko semi-buried this toy under some bedding and ended up chewing his way to it through a SHEET so LOL if you have a dog that gets this excited keep an eye out! DO use the sprays with this and your dog will love you for it! So far, this has held up very well and 7lb half weenie dog Jocko is quite a voracious chewer. I'm surprised and pleased that such a simple durable design works well to keep my dog happy and calm - with healthier teeth and gums too. The spray provides vitamins and keeps his coat beautiful and shiny as well.

update: It is spring 2012 now and they *now have two dogs - still love these kong toys with KONG Stuff'N Paste them- they show little wear (my dogs are adult and under 10 lbs). It is a good idea to periodically wash these in soapy water and rinse well. Get the size that suits your dogs size.
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