KONG BOX BLOG

  • 5 Ways to Help Your Hefty Pup With Weight Management

    KONG has been working with dog owners for nearly 50 years, and we’d like to say right off the bat that this is generally not as simple as feeding your dog less food. It’s a process and one that can be successful with the right mindset and the proper amount of discipline and patience.
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool During the Summer Heat

    Summer is the time of year when people across the United States head out to enjoy the warm sun and the long days. Every day in the summer is an adventure, and for those of us with furry friends, it’s a time of bonding, shared experiences and fun fun fun in the sun sun sun. 
  • How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking - A Guide

    “Your dog barks constantly when you’re not home.” Many of us dog owners have heard that over the years, and it’s extremely unsettling because we feel like there’s almost nothing we can do about this.
  • How to Bathe Your Dog - Keep it Simple

    Those of us who own dogs understand that one of our least favorite activities – an opinion mostly shared by our dogs – is bathing it. It’s difficult for a lot of reasons that include having to convince the dog to cooperate, the wet dog smell that permeates the house, and the potential for messes that can arise if the dog runs around the house shaking itself off repeatedly.
  • 5 Great Places to Take Your Dog to Play

    The life of a dog is one that most humans would gladly trade for on any given day. Every day for your furry friend is an adventure, and it’s something that never gets old either for the dog or his or her best friend.
  • How to Keep Dogs Off of Furniture

    Many of us who own dogs have had the experience of finally sitting down on the couch after a long day of work and then a hectic evening of parenting and managing the family, only to realize that we are now covered in dog fur that was left on the cushions. 
  • A Guide to Socializing a Dog

    Some dogs are just anxious, and there are a lot of reasons for it. Some are naturally anxious, others have some type of separation anxiety and still, others may have had unfortunate upbringings before we adopted them where they were mistreated and/or neglected. 
  • A Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy

    The day you bring a new puppy home is a magical one, as you’re welcoming a new member into the family. Your new friend will be a loyal and loving companion for years to come, and it’s easy to look forward to all the happiness you’re going to get to enjoy with your new member of the pack.
  • SIGNS OF A DOG OVERHEATING AND HOW TO FIX IT

    Summer is the time of year when all of us like to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Especially for those of us who live in climates where it’s cold in the winter, spring and/or fall, summer is a big opportunity to experience nature in relative comfort. The same holds true for our dogs, or at least that’s what many of us who own them think.
  • 5 Fun Ways to Keep a Puppy Entertained

    There aren’t many more exciting occasions in a family’s life than when they bring home a new puppy to become a member of the pack. It’s a new day, a new era, and a time that’s filled with hope, anticipation, and excitement.
  • 4 Easy Ways to Help With Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

    Dog owners know what it’s like to leave the house, only to come home and see that half of the living room has been destroyed. After the initial burst of anger and shock, we go looking for the culprit, only to find our furry friend in a corner somewhere, cowering in fear because he or she knows that trouble is looming. 
  • 6 Ways to Help an Anxious Dog

    Some dogs are just anxious, and there are a lot of reasons for it. Some are naturally anxious, others have some type of separation anxiety and still, others may have had unfortunate upbringings before we adopted them where they were mistreated and/or neglected.