All about KONG dog toys
The classic KONG toy is known all over the world. That’s no surprise, as this fun reward toy is very sturdy, fun to play with and has many benefits for your faithful four-legged friend. For even more fun, you can fill the toy with your dog’s favourite KONG or Flamingo treats. KONG and Flamingo also offer a variety of other toys. Read all about it in this blog.
Why a KONG dog toy?
A KONG toy is great fun, but it can also help you and your favourite four-legged friend with a lot of things:
- Promotes positive chewing behaviour
- Helps alleviate teething pain
- Helps prevent boredom
- Helps with your dog’s crate training
- Alleviates separation anxiety
- Helps to reduce digging & barking
- Helps to maintain a balanced weight
Which KONG size is the most suitable for my dog?
Which KONG is best suited for your dog depends on his size and weight. KONG uses the following guidelines to determine the right size for your loyal friend:
- Dogs up to 10 kg: S
- Dogs weighing from 5 to 15 kg: M
- Dogs weighing from 15 to 30kg: L
- Dogs weighing from 25 to 40 kg: XL
- Dogs weighing more than 35 kg: XXL
Please note: when in doubt, always size up for safety!
How to clean a KONG?
You can wash your KONG toy in the dishwasher. Handy, right? Please note that TPR toys are not dishwasher safe. No dishwasher? Soak your KONG in warm water with washing-up liquid to remove any residue. Then use an old toothbrush or bottle brush to loosen stubborn residue inside. Finally, rinse well.
Which KONG should I choose for my puppy?
The classic KONG toys are also available especially for puppies. They're made with natural rubber, which is extra soft for your puppy’s teeth. The shape ensures hours of playtime fun so you can devote your time to other things. You can also use this toy to facilitate crate training. Fill it with your dog’s favourite Flamingo treats for even more success!
507451Kong® Toy Goodie Bone™ Multiple colours Bone Rubber
513830 - 513831Kong® Toy Wubba Floppy Ear Several versions Zebra & Giraffe & Tiger & Leopard Nylon
Sizes: S, L
More toys to make your dog even happier
In addition to a KONG toy, your dog or puppy should also have access to other toys. These include toys that develop your loyal friend’s brain, stimulate exercise or simply provide hours of fun.
TIP: Set aside half of your toys for a month. After a month, swap them back with the other toys. This way, the toys will become extra interesting again for your dog or puppy.
Kong toys prevent boredom, promote positive chewing behaviour, help alleviate teething pain and much more. And they’re just so much fun for your dog!
A KONG in size S is suitable for dogs weighing up to 10 kg. M is ideal for dogs weighing from 5 to 15 kg, and L is suitable for dogs weighing from 15 to 30 kg. For larger dogs, there are also sizes XL and XXL. When in doubt, it’s safer to choose one size bigger.
Your KONG is dishwasher safe. Soak your KONG in warm water and clean it with an old toothbrush.
The classic KONG toy also comes in a puppy-friendly version. They’re made of special rubber that is extra soft for your puppy’s teeth.
You can choose between biscuits with vegetables and tasty filling for experienced chewers or small snacks. For beginners, it’s usually enough to fill the KONG with snack pastes.