A KONG Classic is the ideal tool to help relieve your dog's boredom and help keep them focused away from things that may otherwise tempt them, such as your slippers or the wallpaper.
Offering enrichment by helping satisfy dogs’ instinctual needs, the KONG Classic’s unique natural red rubber formula is ultra-durable with an erratic bounce that is ideal for dogs that like to chew while also fulfilling a dog’s need to play.
A well stuffed KONG can keep your dog's attention for hours - simply put some food that smells irresistible into the smallest end and fill the rest of the KONG with other treats and suitable foods.
Take this KONG and stuff it!
Veterinarians and trainers recommend stuffing KONGs with food and treats to keep dogs busy and deter misbehaviours. Learn how to STUFF a KONG and see our favourite recipes below.
For power chewers we have the KONG Extreme Black which is an ideal size for medium and large dogs and will resist the teeth of even the most serious chewers.
How to Stuff a KONG
It is important for dogs to succeed at their "work". Make it easy to remove the KONG stuffing at first. AS THEY BECOME MORE EXPERIENCED, YOU MAY WANT TO MAKE THEIR JOB MORE CHALLENGING - HERE'S HOW:
- Pack stuffing tighter.
- Wedge biscuits inside the cavity using the inside rim of the opening to secure them.
- FREEZE IT! Very Popular! Try various combinations of canned food, gravy, noodles, rice and mashed potatoes mixed with food nuggets and freeze. KONGSICLES are a favorite with many hot dogs! Put a dab of peanut butter in the small end of the KONG to plug it. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of water, chicken broth or fruit juice and freeze. Cool doggies! KONGsicles are recommended for outdoor use.
- CHEESE IT! Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with food nuggets and microwave until cheese melts. Let it cool to a safe temperature. NOTE - Use a cup to contain the KONG when freezing or microwaving.
As you create recipes, be sensitive to your dog's tummy as you experiment. Following are recipes created by dog trainers and dog lovers worldwide.
PHILLY STEAK: steak scraps · 1 ounce cream cheese · appropriate KONG Toy Place small scraps of the steak inside KONG toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.
VEGGIE KONG OMELETTE: 1 egg · your choice of shredded cheese · any vegetables that your pet may like · appropriate KONG Toy Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into KONG toy. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds. Cool thoroughly before giving to dog.
KONG Dog Toys Size Guide:
See the KONG Size Guide (pdf - opens in a new window) to find the right size of Classic, Extreme, Puppy, or Senior KONG dog toys for your dog's breed.