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Kong Dog Toys are widely used and recommended for therapy and prevention of understimulation, boredom, separation anxiety and other behavioral problems. Following are some simple ways Kongs can be utilized to promote good behavior in your dog.
Stuffing a KongStep One: Start with a clean Kong toy appropriately sized for your dog. For example, small breeds need medium sized Kongs for stuffing.
Step Two: Place a small morsel of freeze-dried liver, peanut butter or cheese into the little hole on top.
Step Three: Fill approximately one-third of the cavity with doggie treats such as biscuits, marrow bites etc.
Step Four: Fill the last two-thirds with canned food or food roll mixed with food nuggets.
Step Five: Leave a nice tidbit sticking out of the opening. The "easy pickins" will provide an immediate pay off and entice your dog to "get serious" about the job.
It is important for dogs to succeed at their "work". Make it easy to remove the Kong stuffing at first. As your dog becomes more experienced, you may want to pack the stuffing tighter, wedge biscuits inside the cavity etc.
The KONG Story:
KONGs story began with a German Shepherd named Fritz, his owner, and a Volkswagen van. Fritz, a former police dog, enjoyed chewing rocks. This activity wore down his teeth and frustrated his owner, Joe Markham. One afternoon while working on his Volkswagen van, Joe noticed Fritz dining on rocks once again. Out of desperation, he started disassembling the van he was working on and threw parts near Fritz to see if he could be coaxed away from his destructive dinner. Radiator hoses didn’t work--neither did anything else until he pulled off a rubber suspension part and tossed it to Fritz. Right away, Fritz was ecstatic.
The KONG was born! While Fritz invented the KONG, it was Joe Markham who saw the potential of this odd-looking toy. Markham refined the toy’s design, developed a proprietary, super-strong rubber formula and began production in 1976.