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KONG Puppy is made with our exclusive teething rubber formula designed for puppies up to nine months. Veterinarians and trainers recommend stuffing the KONG Puppy with healthy treats to aid in crate training, decreasing separation anxiety, promoting proper chewing behavior and deterring misbehavior for happy, healthy puppies. Our super-bouncy, pink or blue natural rubber compound is unequaled for dogs who like to chew.
Since most puppies love to chew, it’s important to teach your dog which items are acceptable to chew. Teach this lesson in a positive and fun way by introducing a KONG toy stuffed with treats; provide constant praise when your dog plays and chews on it rather than your favorite shoes. Remember to use a variety of KONG toys and treats to keep lessons fun and interesting and to always monitor how your dog is chewing until you’re comfortable (it usually takes around two weeks to determine your dog’s chewing temperament).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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My puppy Dobbie got her KONG in the mail yesterday and she loves it! She's a chihuahua and it's the perfect size for her. It arrived early and is exactly as described.Published 1 day ago by Tabitha83
The kongs are the most durable dog toy I have tried. My dog is a big chewer and he loves this Kong because it is bouncy and will roll around in a 360 degree circle when he plays... Read morePublished 9 days ago by StewieGriffin
AWESOMEEEEEE!!! My pup LOVES this and keeps him entertained. Delivery was quick and easyPublished 9 days ago by Melissa
Highly recommended for teething puppies. I purchased two to keep my puppy entertained upstairs and downstairs. It also keeps her from nipping at my hands. She loves them. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Marisa Lee
Bought for our newest family member. Definitely a challenge for her to get the "treats" out. Held up so far after weeks of abuse.Published 11 days ago by Mo
The kong is great- no complaints with that. But the description of product is a little misleading. I thought I was buying both kongs- pink and blue. Read morePublished 11 days ago by MR NP CURTIS
Had to give this away. I bought this when we got a new puppy and so I bought the small one. The small one is really for a toy dog, like one of those teacup dogs. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Becky