Growing up, I never had dogs that liked toys. No, really. My parent’s miniature dachshund, Watson, is the first to even take to the infamous Loofa dogs, a seemingly universal favorite. When Arie was a wee bitty thing, she loved the loofa dogs as well–and then she discovered stuffing. After the stuffing discovery, a move to stuffing-less toys solved her tug o’ war needs, but there was still something missing. Arie needed something to chew on when she just wants to lay down and gnaw away–something other than a wooden vase. Enter Kong.
Kong is one of the most quickly recognized dog toy brands on the market today. They tout their durability and enrichment for dogs, with the motto:
“We satisfy your pets’ instinctive, predatory, and environmental needs in a safe and domestic way.”
Consumer terms: We make things that make your dog happy that your dog won’t break in five seconds.
As I mentioned in my first review of a Kong product, the Kong Tug Dog Toy, which we gave Arie on her birthday, German Shepherd Dogs have some of the most powerful jaws on a domestic canine, meaning that their chew toys have to be hardcore. So far, Kong has been the only brand that we’ve tried that has truly stood the test of Arie’s mouth, so we do have quite the collection:
Do you have a lot of Kong toys for your pets? What are your other favorite brands? I don’t want to just hear about them–I want to see them! Share photos with us on our Facebook wall of your pet and their favorite toy. Don’t be shy! While your there, if you haven’t had a chance to already, go ahead and “Like” us. You know you want to. 😉
This post is a continuation of my A to Z Challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge series. To see the rest of the series, find your favorite letters here:
A is for Alphabet Challenges, American Shepherds, Alsatian Shepherds, and More!
B is for Built-Ins for Pet-Friendly Homes
C is for…Cautious Car Rides for Arie
Deciding to Get a Dog: The Do’s and Dont’s of Adding a Pet to Your Family
Ears: Caring For Your Dog’s Ears and Discussing Arie’s Best Feature!
F is for Fleas, Facebook, Farm life, and Failure
Grain Free Diets: The Way to Happiness for Dogs with Allergies
Habit Forming Behavior: The Curse and Blessing of an Intelligent Dog
Ice: Could one of Arie’s favorite things be a health risk for dogs?
J is for Jellyfish and Other Fun Atlanta Animals
Additional posts for the Ultimate Blog Challenge: Happy Easter, Happy Puppy
**Fun turn of events: Today Arie was featured on Kong’s Pinterest boards–Check it out!