A bored puppy is a destructive puppy, as anyone with a closet full of mangled shoes can attest. The answer? Put that pup to work. She may look sweet, but she's a natural born killer, genetically evolved to forage, hunt, chase, and gnaw. When those natural urges are frustrated, she may develop problem behaviors like barking, digging, and yes, chewing shoes. Kong activity balls turn passive feeding into active play sessions that satisfy a dog's psychological and intellectual needs as well as her nutritional ones. Made from an exclusive rubber formulation that's more flexible than regular Kongs, the activity ball soothes sore gums and allows the puppy to try out developing teeth. Stash biscuits or dry food (or Kong brand Stuff 'N Treats) in the hollow center and your puppy will learn how to release them as she plays, stimulating brain development as well as chewing needs. The ridged exterior gently "squeegees" teeth and gums clean, helping prevent plaque and tartar buildup (not to mention bad breath). Use Kong Stuff 'N Breath Paste inside the grooves to motivate your dog to chew and freshen her breath at the same time. Measuring 3 inches in diameter, this activity ball is appropriate for the smallest breeds, including Yorkies, toy poodles, and Chihuahuas. Regularly inspect the ball for cracks or missing chunks, and replace worn or damaged toys to avoid a choking hazard. Satisfaction is guaranteed; if either you or your dog aren't happy with your purchase, return within 30 days for a full refund. --Mary Park
The KONG Puppy Activity Ball is the perfect toy for puppies with energy to burn. Fill the center or grooves of the Activity Ball with KONG Puppy East Treat, Snacks or Ziggies and watch the fun begin. The treat dispensing feature enhances intellectual development and keeps puppies busy for long periods of time. Comes assorted in pink or blue.