[Dog running with the red Classic KONG. Photo: kongcompany.com] Established in 1976, The KONG Company has been providing mental and physical stimulation for dogs for over 40 years. Based in Golden, Colorado, KONG makes uniquely recognizable dog toys that are built to last.
Dogs need to play and feel puzzled. KONG helps these instinctual needs be fulfilled by millions of dogs around the world. They are perfect for crate training, separation anxiety, boredom, weight management, teething, chewing, digging and barking.
Necessity-And Love-Is The Mother of Invention at KONG
Durable Dog Toys Based in Golden, CO
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The Classic KONG is a unique red rubber toy that has an unpredictable bounce. You can also stuff it with his or her favorite treat to slow eating and provide a rewarding challenge. It will keep your dog busy and intrigued while it plays with it. And most importantly happy! It serves multi purposes:
- Fetch Toy
- Chew Toy
- Puzzle Toy
- Food Bowl
There are several models of the Classic KONG. Each comes in small, medium and large. They are designed for dogs of all ages and chewing styles:
- Teething Chewer
- Average Chewer
- Power Chewer
- Aging Chewer
Stuffing Your Classic KONG
When stuffing your Classic KONG with food, it’s recommended you mix up a few different treats together prior, then fill the KONG. You can check out their website for stuffing recipes. Be sure to seal it with peanut butter or the KONG made Easy Treat Paste to seal it shut, so nothing falls out. For an added challenge freeze it for 4-6 hours before playtime.
To clean it, it’s dishwasher safe in the top rack. Or just rinse out with warm water and dish soap to loosen everything. Clean out the stubborn bits with an old toothbrush.
In addition to the Classic KONG mentioned above, the company produces a variety of clever toys for both dogs and cats. Other best-selling products include the Jumbler Disc, Wubba, Squeezz, Extreme Ball, and Cozie.
- KONG Shape
- ROGZ by KONG
- Wild Antler
Dog Play Type:
- Fetch & Retrieve
- Interactive & Treat Dispensing
- Play Spaces
- Eco Friendly
Cat Play Type:
- Puzzle Toys
- Interactive Teasers
- Solo Play
- Hide & Pounce
- Light & Sound
For more local love, stuff your Classic KONG with Zuke’s dog treats. These all natural snacks are packed with high-protein meats, vegetables and fruits. Zuke’s is based in Durango, tucked away in Colorado’s southwest corner.
Address: 16191 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, CO 80403