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Guide to Kong Toys For Labs
Kong toys are among the most popular dog toys available. These bouncy, rubber toys come in various shapes and sizes (small, medium, large, black) and can be stuffed with your pet’s favorite treats to make playtime last longer. Kong’s are also excellent for use as a “cool down” toy after exercise or a long day at work.
Kong’s are also a great toy for providing your dog with mental stimulation. If you have a dog who seems to get bored easily try stuffing their kong with some of their daily kibble and peanut butter or spray cheese. As they work on getting the food out of the Kong it will give them something to focus on and keep them busy until they have extracted all of the food from inside.
Types of Kong Toys
Small Junior Kong
The small junior kong makes a great first Kong toy or one that can be used to feed smaller dogs or puppies. The small size (small rubber hole) also makes this toy ideal for stuffing with food as seen in the photo below.
Medium Junior Kongs
The medium junior kong is one of the most popular toys available in the kong line. You can fill these larger holes with small or large treats to keep your dog busy, for hours! The rubber in this toy is strong enough that even hard chewing dogs will not be able to tear it apart like some of the softer rubber toys on the market.
Large Kongs (Classic)
The large classic Kong toy makes a great toy for big breeds. Being slightly bigger than the medium size it also holds more food making this an economical choice since you can feed your dog over a longer period of time. The larger size also makes this Kong toy harder for dogs to tear apart than some of the smaller ones on the market.
Black Kongs (Extreme)
The extreme black kong is one of our favorite toys. This extra-tough rubber is hard for dogs to destroy and comes in 3 sizes including small, medium, and large). These are great toys if your dog likes to chew on things other than their own toys as they are very difficult to tear apart. Just be careful about using them around older or arthritic dogs who cannot exert much pressure with their jaws as these types of dogs could damage their teeth on the harder rubber.
Best Kong Toys For Labs – FAQ
What toys are best for labs?
We have gone through the best-selling dog toys on Amazon and selected a few very popular choices that your Labrador will love.
The Giraffe Chew Toy.
Nylabone Dura Chew.
Large Yellow Duck Toy.
The Kong Extreme.
The Zogoflex Hurley Toy Bone.
The Goughnuts Indestructible Dog Toy.
The Champion Heavyweight Chew Toy.
What can I put in a Kong for a Lab puppy?
Filling the Kong Toy
What can I give my lab to chew on?
The official Kong brand filler* is an easy go-to choice.
But you’re not restricted to that alone.
Soft treats like peanut butter and pastes can provide instant gratification but won’t keep your Labrador occupied for as long as using hard treats or frozen fillings.
What do Labradors like to play with?
Take your lab swimming.
Why are labs obsessed with balls?
Stress and Anxiety
What is the most indestructible dog toy?
The 16 Best Indestructible Dog Toys
Our #1 Pick: Kong Extreme Dog Toy.
Goughnuts Virtually Indestructible Dog Pull Toy.
Ultra-Durable Chew Toy by Monster K9 Dog Toys Store.
Benebone Durable Wishbone Dog Chew.
Kong Extreme Ball.
West Paw Hurley Dog Toy.
White Tail Naturals Water Buffalo Bully Horn.
Pet Qwerks BarkBone Stick.
Should I give my puppy a Kong at night?
How often can I give my dog a Kong?
As long as you adjust the amount of dog food (calories) offered at mealtimes, it is okay to give your dog treat-stuffed KONG toys every day.
What to put in a Kong to freeze?
With the first few frozen Kongs, one option is to line just the surface of a Kong with peanut butter, cream cheese, canned food or some other soft treat.
You can also fill the Kong ¾ full and freeze it, then add unfrozen easy-to-get soft stuff in the last ¼ just before you give it to your dog.
What is a good chew toy for a Lab puppy?
The Best Chew Toys for Labs
Benebone Maplestick Durable Dog Chew Toy.
Planet Dog Glow in the Dark Orbee Planet Chew-Fetch Dog Ball.
West Paw Design Zogoflex Tug-o-War Dog Play Toy.
Chew King Fetch Balls.
Multipet Duckworth Chewing Duck.
Kong Classic Dog Toy.
Goughnuts – Indestructible Chew Toy MAXX.
Matz Gator Toy.
Are Labs Super chewers?
Labs are often such vigorous power chewers that they can destroy your run-of-the-mill chew toys within minutes, even those that market themselves as “indestructible dog toys”.
We’ll guide you through exactly what you should look for in suitable dog chew toys that can withstand even the most enthusiastic of chewers.
Are Labs big chewers?
Some dogs definitely chew much more than others do. And, while we assume they will grow out of it, destructive chewing can persist in some dogs long past the puppy teething stage. Dog chewing is more common in some breeds than in others. In fact, Labradors are particularly prone to being persistent chewers.
How do labs show affection?
Labradors show affection with their tails. Labs show their affection with their faces. Labradors also show love with jumping. Leaning on you is also a sign of affection.
What problems do Labradors have?
The Labrador breed has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. Some of the general health conditions that afflict Labradors are patellar luxation, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), and osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), which is canine elbow and shoulder dysplasia.
What makes Labradors happy?
A good diet makes a happy Labrador
Why are border collies obsessed with balls?
There is much to be said for the herding instinct of the Border Collie and the pure intensity that comes along with it. You’ve probably seen videos of these dogs while they work and there is no doubt that every fiber of their being is focused on the task at hand.
Do Labradors like balls?
Most Labradors are only too happy to chase a stick or a ball for a few minutes. A few will give you a withering look which clearly indicates you can run after the thing yourself.
Can you be too obsessed with your dog?
Dedication and devotion are sometimes mistaken for a preoccupation with pets. To them, their pet is part of the family.” But if your health or the pet’s quality of life suffers, that’s an unhealthy obsession. “If a person is obsessed, they may not realize that they or the pet is suffering,” Richardson says.
Are Kong balls indestructible?
KONG Rubber Selection.
While not completely indestructible, KONG Rubber toys are, however, designed for safety and long-lasting durability.
Although every dog has natural chewing instincts, not every dog expresses them in the same way.
Why do dogs like to rip stuff out of toys?
Dogs love squeaky toys because it channels their natural hunting instincts. Once upon a time, dogs hunted and killed their prey. This was obviously satisfying for the dog. Shaking and ripping apart a stuffed animal gives your dog a similar satisfaction.