Kong Dog Toys is a company built on one man's love and concern for his dog. Joe Markham owned a retired police dog named Fritz who had the bad habit of chewing things he wasn't supposed to chew. Fritz' destructive chewing included rocks and sticks, which wore down his teeth and did not satisfy his innate need to chew. Joe was frustrated and worried about Fritz, whose teeth were getting damaged from his chewing habit. Joe's creation of Kong dog toys was inspired by accident. Joe was working on his car one day and trying to distract Fritz from chewing on rocks. Joe tossed a rubber suspension part to Fritz, who immediately enjoyed chewing the tough rubber material. He also liked how it bounced unpredictably when it was tossed, adding a playful element to the impromptu chew toy.
Joe was inspired to create a line of rubber toys crafted from a special pet-safe rubber that is meant to be chewed. It feels good in the dog's mouth, is satisfying to chew, and durable for long-term play. The rubber and irregular shape means the Kong toys bounce erratically, adding to play value. Many Kong toys are hollow so they can be stuffed with treats, keeping dogs busier longer and offering a reward for effort. Kong toys can be thrown, chewed, left outdoors, and endure heavy use, making them a great value for dog owners. Kong prides itself on creating rubber dog toys that are top quality, unique, safe, and fun. Mary's Tack has offered a great selection of Kong Dog Toys for many years. We are dog owners just like you and appreciate the excellent play value Kong brings to our own dogs. Mary's has Kong toys like the Bounzer, Weave Knots, Wubba Weaves, and Easy Treat Toy Filler Paste. Find many styles of the Kong toys in several sizes to suit your dog and his needs at Mary's Tack & Feed.