Chewing: Without an acceptable outlet for the natural instinct to chew, many dogs turn to destructive chewing in the home. Prevention is key—teaching dogs acceptable chewing behaviours with KONG helps avoid destructive chewing from the start.
Teething: Puppies have 28 baby teeth that erupt through the gums, sometimes causing pain. Chewing soft rubber helps to alleviate teething pain.
Separation Anxiety: Separation anxiety 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.
Boredom: To combat boredom, a dog will always find something to do—often this leads to problem behaviour. A treat-stuffed frozen KONG provides a healthy, mentally stimulating challenge that beats boredom while keeping the dog’s mind sharp.
Digging and Barking: Digging and barking are typically outgrowths of boredom or fear. Creating good behaviours start with productive play, which allows dogs to expend excess energy. A frozen treat stuffed KONG offers a mentally occupying challenge that gets rid of excess energy.
Crate Training: Crates provide a sense of security for dogs and also aid in housetraining. A treat-stuffed KONG offered to a dog in the crate provides a delightful experience giving them a positive association with their new space. Repeating the routine makes the dog feel safe and comfortable.
Weight Management: Weight management is an important part of dogs’ overall health; it’s estimated that 35 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. Feeding your dog from the KONG Classic or Wobbler will not only slow their eating, but provide a satisfying mental and physical challenge.