Kong is a household name now with any dog owner. One of the oldest dog toy manufacturers in the world, you know that when you buy Kong, you’re purchasing quality. One thing that is always guaranteed with this brand is that they love dogs, and want them to live healthy, happy lives.
The Original Chew Toy
Kong all started with one product, the classic Kong chew toy. It hasn’t changed much since the 1940’s for one simple reason; dog’s love it. There’s nothing a dog loves more than chewing on a Kong toy, and this works as a great distraction technique. It’s used as a training toy and helps your pooch to stay away from the table legs – focusing all its attention on this fun rubber toy.
Coming in four different types, the rubber used is different for each, so that your dog can experience the fun of Kong at any age. There’s Puppy, Classic, Extreme and Senior. This means that there’s no chance of your Kong damaging the teeth of a very young or old dog, and no matter how powerful the jaw, nothing is going to get through the Extreme. You can also choose the size with many of these, and Kong even has a handy breed chart to help you choose the best one for your pooch.
Why Kong Works
Kong works so well because of its simplicity. Yet it does many things that are unique to the toy world. Many people ask about the unique snowman shape of the classic Kong toys, and why it’s proven to be so popular with pooches around the world.
It’s easy to hold – Dogs like to be able to bring their toys with them, and this design means that the toy is easy for them to hold in their mouth.
It bounces – because of the unique shape, the Kong has an erratic bounce. Dogs can’t predict where it’s going to go next, and this means that the fun never stops. They can also play with it by themselves, so you won’t be asked to throw it constantly and it can help with separation anxiety.
You can fill it with food – this is what really brings Kong to the next level. Being able to fill it with kibble and treats adds to the distraction aspect and creates a fun, mentally stimulating game.
The Kong Factor
No home is complete without a dog and their Kong toy. It’s one of the first purchases that many new pet owners make. Even if your dog isn’t much of a chewer, which was what this product was originally designed for, there are so many other benefits, that you won’t want to be without one.
Healthy teeth and gums – even if you pet only has a chew now and then, the rubber material is a great way to improve dental health. This can even be encouraged by filling the toy with food!
Training – The Kong original is the perfect training buddy. Teaching you dog not to be afraid of new things or of being alone is easy when they have their favourite toy alongside them.
Brain exercise – if your dog has to work out how to extract all the food from a Kong, then they’ve got to be using their brain. This type of stimulation is essential for a dog’s health and wellbeing.
A food bowl – Have a dog that doesn’t know when to stop eating? By giving them their meals in a Kong, they are exercising and eating at a slower pace. Perfect for keeping them at a healthy weight!
More Than Just a Snowman
Kong has majorly branched out from its classic toy range, providing bones, treats, footballs and so much more. All of their products are grounded firmly in research – meaning you know that you are purchasing something that has been tried, chewed, and tested! From their furry friends Cozie’s to Tugga Wubba’s, there’s something to match every dogs’ personality.
All of the toy’s that Kong produce have great benefits, so you can choose what’s right for you. If your dog needs more of a challenge, there’s a range of interactive toys to choose from that will challenge their brain. If you’re looking for something that you can throw in the park, then a Flyer might be for you.
Whether you’re looking to stick to the classic, or branch out into one of the new ranges, both you and your dog are sure to enjoy having a Kong in your life.