Playtime Never Has to End with KONG Box Durable Toys
A guide to dog chewing and the best toys for them
Teeth marks line your baseboards, furniture legs and anything else that is “edible.” Flip flops and shoes are discreetly tucked away to save them from becoming playthings.
By the looks of it, you’re the owner of a proud dog that loves to gnaw on anything and everything in its path. Here’s the bottom line: Dogs need to play. Chewing is a natural part of play, so it is important to provide your pet with durable toys to withstand aggressive chewing and to be stimulating enough to prevent destructive behavior.
The good news is that you and your dog can find solace with KONG Box, a regularly delivered package of toys and treats that can be curated specifically to match a pup’s chewing and play needs. Satisfy your dog’s need to chew while also providing playtime fun with durable toys made from KONG’s natural rubber formula. Your KONG Box can also be designed to combat specific issues - for example, the Chewing and Teething Solution Boxes focus on making your dog’s constant act of chomping, nibbling, crunching and munching more productive and less destructive.
Before choosing a KONG Box for your dog, though, it is important to understand what triggers and motivates a dog’s chewing behaviors to ensure the solution you choose aligns with your pet’s specific needs.
Why Do Dogs Chew?
To understand your dog’s chewing habits, and how to cater to their play needs, it is important to understand why dogs chew in the first place. There are several factors that drive your pup’s chewing habit, but not all of them are a cause for concern. For puppies, gnawing is a great way to relieve the pain of teething. For other dogs, chewing helps strengthen their jaws and keep their teeth clean. Chewing can even combat boredom and relieve anxieties and frustrations. In many cases, chewing is an outlet for dogs to play and have fun! It’s a completely natural act.
Other factors that can encourage your dog to chew the day away include:
- Separation anxiety
- Being weaned too early
- Just because they can
With all of these potential reasons for your dog to be chewing, it’s no wonder that your home can quickly become a graveyard of stuffed toys. So, how do you satiate your dog’s need to chew and have fun without having to replace toys every week?
The Answer: KONG Box Toys
Satisfy constant chewing with tough dog toys that have a reputation for being the most durable around. KONG Box features KONG products designed to withstand dogs that play hard. KONG Box will tailor your dog’s toys to match their chewing style so they’ll always enjoy a fun, safe playtime.
- Teething Chewer: A chewing style associated with puppies who have a strong desire to chew in order to alleviate pain. KONG’s soft pink and blue rubber is best for teething chewers to minimize discomfort while also providing hours of fun for your dog.
- Average Chewer: Most dogs will fall into this chewing style. KONG red rubber is tough enough to stand up to your average chewer day in and day out while providing the perfect outlet for the instinctual need to chew.
- Power Chewer: Sometimes dogs simply don’t know their own strength. KONG black rubber is made harder to satisfy those power chewers when the soft rubber just won’t cut it.
- Aging Chewer: For those senior dogs who still enjoy playtime but don’t have the biting power they once did, KONG purple rubber offers a softer chew for aging teeth.
If you’re not sure which chewing style best matches your pup, you can’t go wrong with the KONG Classic and red rubber line designed for average chewers!
But rubber toys are not all that a KONG Box has to offer. An array of stuffed and cloth toys are also available - and your dog will love these, too. While not completely indestructible, each has a specific purpose and varies in level of durability. From the extra strong toy for rough play to the one that dispenses well-earned treats, there is a KONG toy to always match your dog’s mood.
Choosing a KONG Box
KONG Boxes are designed first and foremost to promote fun and play for your dog, but they can also help alleviate common problems. For example, the Teething Solution Box helps promote positive chewing habits. While focused on helping puppies manage the uncomfortable process of growing teeth, this box delivers toys that can withstand nonstop chewing while offering treats that keep teeth and jaws healthy. The box also includes tips on managing excessive chewing and proper dental hygiene practices. This package serves as a great distraction from your favorite pair of shoes or slippers.
Another box worth considering is the Crate Training Box. Crate training requires toys that can keep a dog’s attention for a long period of time while making them feel comfortable. Each item in this box lives up to KONG’s durability standard, so it’s a solid choice for a dog that may be anxious in his crate and needs something to gnaw on.
Whatever stage of life your dog is in, there is a KONG Box ready to help them enjoy playtime to the fullest. Get started with KONG Box and enjoy a special delivery - right to your door.