Kong’s story began with a German Shepherd named Fritz, his owner, and a Volkswagen van. Fritz, a former police dog, enjoyed chewing rocks. This activity wore down his teeth and frustrated his owner, Joe Markham. One afternoon while working on his Volkswagen van, Joe noticed Fritz dining on rocks once again. Out of desperation, he started disassembling the van he was working on and threw parts near Fritz to see if he could be coaxed away from his destructive dinner. Radiator hoses didn’t work-neither did anything else until he pulled off a rubber suspension part and tossed it to Fritz. Right away, Fritz was ecstatic.
The Kong was born! While Fritz invented the KONG, it was Joe Markham who saw the potential of this odd-looking toy. Markham refined the toy’s design, developed a proprietary, super-strong rubber formula and began production in 1976.
Growing up with Kong
Your dog’s toy and treat requirements will change over the course of his life. For instance, puppies need smaller, softer toys for their developing jaws and muscles. Adolescent and adult dogs need larger, more durable toys to withstand the demands of their stronger jaws and muscles. Additionally, your dog’s treats should be uniquely formulated to meet the nutritional needs of his current life stage.
Take this Kong and stuff it
Stuffed KONG dog toys are widely used and recommended for therapy and prevention of boredom, separation anxiety and other behaviour problems. Stuffed Kong’s will keep your dog busy and content while home alone. Veterinarians, dog trainers and dog lovers worldwide recommend stuffing your Kong. REMEMBER: Some foods are not healthy for dogs. When in doubt, ask, we are always happy to help.
To see our full range of Kong products, pop into Scampers. One of our qualified Pet Care Advisors will be happy to help or guide you in finding the perfect Kong for your furry friend.
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