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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.
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.
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 one teaches dogs acceptable chewing behaviors from the very beginning. 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.
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 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.
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.
Size: X-Large | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Our 7 year old German Shepherd likes her X-Large Classic Kong. We use peanut butter inside to keep her preoccupied.Published 9 hours ago by TJ Villa
It works just like I need it to. My pup hasn't been able to tear into it like she does other toys. We leave his for her in her kennel with treats stuffed inside it. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Annie Rae
Great for an "in the crate" treat. Stuff it with treats or peanut butter and it keeps my lab distracted from the fact that I'm leaving for work.Published 18 hours ago by Maddie
This makes a good chew toy for my German Shepherd, too. I fill with peanut butter and cream cheese ad refrigerate. She loves it on a hot, summer evening. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Tropicmom
Love these kongs, much cheaper than buying at pet stores. I fill them with treats and leave them for my pups when I head out the door. It keeps them busy while I try and escape. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Diane Lee
It's a little smaller than I thought it was going to be. Luckily my dog isn't that interested in it.Published 2 days ago by mikeytusa