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Kongs are to dogs what Candy Crush is to humans.
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2017
Since the only people reading a review of a Kong are likely new to owning a dog, I'll appeal to you with my review.
Kongs are to dogs what Candy Crush is to humans. No, seriously. You pull the Kong out and they get this crazed hyper-focused look on their faces and you know the fun is about to start! Stuff it with treats, peanut butter, cheeze whiz, or literally nothing at all - it doesn't matter, you're dog will go crazy for this toy, particularly if they're a chewer or chaser! They're great for fetch, and (shhh - don't tell my dog) I particularly like pulling ours out when I can see my Boston Terrier Xander wants to play but I'm too busy with housework (or Facebook) to throw the same ball over and over and over.
The magic of the Kong is its irregular shape and its smooth texture. Often times, the combination of sheer excitement and copious amount of slobber cause the Kong to come flying out of your pups mouth, only to bounce every which way, sending Fido into a frenzy as he tries to pin it down and pick it back up. This means a MUCH more challenging game for him and more time for your dishes (or Amazon shopping) all while challenging your dog's natural chase instincts.
A Kong bonanza (so affectionately called in our home) is yet another great use of this toy. Need to crate Fido for the day? Simply stuff the Kong with some treats and peanut butter and FREEZE the night before!! This is an especially helpful trick if you're trying to create a positive association with something too. For instance, my Xander HATED the car when we got him. After giving him his frozen Kong bonanza each and every time we got in the car, he now sees the car as a positive thing.
We own both the small blue puppy Kong and this classic medium Kong and he loves both. At just 5 months old he prefers the puppy Kong when he's in the mood to just chew but LOOOOVES dragging his "big boy Kong" around to play! We tend to use this Kong for the above mentioned Kong bonanzas we give him to create positive associations and to keep him quietly busy for a little while.