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Monty's Toy Reviews Q&A

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Welcome to my Toy Review, where I will be answering your questions and sharing some great information with you. This will help dog owners to choose the best KONG toys for their four legged best friend.  Our aim is to always support dog owners to keep their dogs safe, healthy, happy and stimulated.   

Ok, let's launch into this...  Given the thousands of dog toys that are available on the market, it can be difficult for owners to choose suitable toys for their dog's chase, tug and chewing needs. After all, some dogs are aggressive chewers and require virtually indestructible KONG Extreme dog toys, for example. These are made from KONG unique ultra durable rubber. More about this later... 

Before we go on, let's jump into a quick Q&A session and answer some of the commonly asked questions by our lovely friends and customers: 

Q&A

When do dogs stop chewing?  Well us dogs have many natural instincts and one of them is chewing. Chewing brings various benefits to us dogs, including reducing levels of stress and anxiety, helping to reduce puppy teething pains, and also helping to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. It is highly likely that your dog will chew for most, if not all, of its life. 

How to stop my dog from chewing furniture?  Dogs will often chew furniture (or other household items), because there are no tough toys available to satisfy your dog's chewing needs. Destructive behaviour should be addressed early in a dog's life, but in a positive (non-aggressive) way. Dogs often demonstrate destructive behaviour due to an underlying problem (separation anxiety, boredom, anxiety, illness, etc.). Regular exercise, a good diet and plenty of play and interaction with people, can help to address destructive behaviour. A happy and healthy dog is less likely to be a destructive dog. Here's a link to some great information to help you: 
https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/behaviour

When I was a puppy, I would chew shoes and bags although I had lots of toys to chew. Then I learned that I should chew the toys and not the shoes. I had a tough time when I was teething. Lucky for me, I live with a loving family who made sure that I had all the tough toys I needed to get through the teething phase.        

What are super durable dog chew toys?  Answer: Dog toys are considered to be "super durable" due to their design and the type of material they are made from. For example, the KONG unique ultra durable rubber is used in KONG Extreme toys, and is specifically designed for power chewing breeds / aggressive chewers. Choosing the correct tough, durable and strong dog toy will ultimately satisfy your dog's chewing desires. 

Top Tip: You need to choose the correct toy for your dog's weight / size. For example, KONG Puppy toys are only suitable for dogs up to the age of 9 months. After this, you should move up to the next category i.e. KONG Classic or KONG Extreme. 

Here is the KONG Extreme Ball, which is probably the toughest ball available on the market. 

 KONG Extreme Ball

What are the best dog chew toys for teeth?  There are many dog toys that will help to keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy. A good diet also plays an important part in maintaining your dog's healthy teeth and gums. The KONG Dental Stick is designed specifically to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and can be used by puppies and adult dogs. Click on the link to view this toy 
https://www.montysdogstore.com/collections/kong/products/kong-dental-stick 

To help you in this, I have provided below a useful "Choose the Right KONG" information sheet, which provides some useful guidance. For those who do not know, KONG are makers of virtually indestructible dog toys. Below we can see their scale of toughness, starting with Puppy and continuing all the way up to Extreme.


The strength of KONG rubber has been proven over 40 years. KONG's unique rubber formula is designed to withstand punishment from the most aggressive chewing breeds, and is recognised to be the gold standard of dog toys. So whether your dog is large or small, the KONG range has a toy to satisfy chase, tug and chewing needs.

One of the great things about so many KONG dog toys, is that you can fill them with your dog's favourite treats. The added bonus is that this can bring extended play times for your dog, which offer greater stimulation and enrichment. This will bring its own health and happiness rewards to your dog's life. I love it when my family does this for me, it's so exciting!

  

Below is the "Choose the Right KONG" information sheet, which provides helpful guidance to dog owners. For those of you who are not familiar with KONG, they are the makers of virtually indestructible dog toys. Below we can see their scale of toughness, starting with KONG Puppy and continuing all the way up to KONG Extreme.

"Being a bulldog, and an aggressive chewer, I can tell you paw on heart that I have not yet destroyed a KONG Extreme toy"! 

The quality of KONG unique ultra durable rubber has been proven over 40 years to withstand punishment from the most aggressive chewer, and regarded to be the gold standard of dog toys. So whether your dog is large or small, the KONG Classic range has a toy to satisfy your dogs chase, tug and chewing needs.

One of the great things about the KONG range is that you can fill many of the toys with your dog's favourite treats. The added bonus is that your dog has extended play times offering more fun and stimulation. This can bring its own health and happiness rewards to your dog's life. Check out this link: https://www.montysdogstore.com/collections/kong/products/kong-extreme

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1 comment

  • Hello Monty,
    I hope you are well.
    Just thought I would ask the hooman to pass on my thanks for your most excellent recommendations.
    My squirrel loves me- he waits in my bed everytime I come back from a walk. I carry him round the house a lot and find rolling about making him squeak an excellent way to unwind.
    The chew toys are amazing. Maisie and I ordered one each and we find they are an excellent way to enjoy dairylea and kibble. It takes some time to get it all off. The hooman always fills them up when she has a zoom meeting- we are using positive reinforcement to teach her to do this by not barking during her meetings. Her training is coming on well..
    Maisie and I will be ordering more fabulous toys soon,

    Love

    Boris xxx

    Boris

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