Alleviation of general boredom
Besides, dogs have known for 25 plus years that KONG
is just plain FUN.
Relieves Stress and Boredom
One of the most important benefits a KONG toy can
offer is stress/boredom relief for your dog
(and peace of mind for you). KONG toys are fun and keep your
dog occupied and interested for hours on end. Give your dog
something to do when you have company over, or want
to watch your favorite TV show. Think of KONG as a
combination toy and fun project to keep your dog busy.
A busy, involved dog is far less likely to suffer from
stress or boredom. Stuff a KONG toy with your favorite
KONG STUFF’N treats, so you and your dog can relax and
Solves Chewing Problems
A classic source of dog owner frustration is chewed
-up shoes, books, furniture, etc. Chewing is a
natural and beneficial behavior and plays a vital role in
your dog’s physical development. Since most dogs like
to chew, it is important that every dog be taught what
items are acceptable to chew. Teach this lesson in a
positive, fun way by introducing a KONG stuffed with
KONG STUFF’N treats and providing constant praise when
your dog plays and chews on it. Remember to rotate
a variety of KONG toys and KONG Stuff’N treats to keep
them novel and interesting.
Perfect for Interactive Play
Interactive play strengthens the bond between you
and your dog. Make this critical time special. Your
dog will love getting out in the fresh air to play
with you and everyone’s favorite training toy...KONG.
Try a few of these exercises developed by top trainers
or invent your own. Be creative! KONG Fetch: Use two
KONG toys; ask your dog to sit before you throw the
first KONG. When your dog brings the KONG toy back,
show him the other KONG and ask him to “drop” the first.
Then start all over again. KONG Hide and Seek: Stuff
one or more KONG toys with any KONG Stuff’N treat and
hide them around your house or yard.
Eases Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety, the fear of isolation, can
produce undesirable behavior for some dogs. Common
problem behaviors associated with separation anxiety
are excessive barking or whining, destructive behavior,
depression and hyperactivity. Many trainers use a very
effective method for treating separation anxiety, which
utilizes planned departures. This approach involves
gradually adjusting your dog to being alone by planning
repeated, short departures. Because the stress response
occurs shortly after the owner’s departure, it’s
effective to redirect your dog’s attention with an
activity. A KONG toy stuffed with healthy KONG Stuff’N
treats is the perfect solution. Working for food will
relax your dog and will keep her occupied and stress-free.
Aids in Crate Training
Indoor crates can be a highly effective training
tool. Besides being an effective housebreaking tool,
they can also be used to prevent destructive behavior,
reduce separation anxiety, and serve as a safe travel
cabin. In fact, crates provide a secure den-like
enclosure that can comfort and relieve stress.
According to top trainers, the key is to teach the
dog to like her crate. Start your dog’s crate training
by stuffing a KONG toy with any KONG Stuff’N treat.
Let your dog see and smell the stuffed KONG toy, then
place the KONG toy in the back of her crate leaving
the door open. Use lots of praise when your dog enters.
Never try to push, pull, or force your dog into the
crate. Be patient, use KONG, and make crate training a