As the owner of numerous German Shepherd Dogs, I am always looking for toys that will be both challenging, durable and education, so when I was sent a Kong ball, I was somewhat sceptical that it would be durable enough to keep my dog occupied and endure a bite force of 238 psi (238 pounds of force)!
The Kong has long been the classic enrichment toy, which offers the mental stimulation of harnessing a dogs instincful needs, but I had never actually heard of a Kong ball! The longest lasting ball I had tried was a JW Amaze-A-Ball which I believe are no longer manufactured, but even these were desimated by Luika within 6 – 8 months! So still somewhat sceptical I offered him the ball, which of course he loved and carried everywhere and to my utmost surprise has endured his bite for well over three years (as dipicted in the picture).
Of course being so impressed with the durability of these toys, we have already ordered another two, one black and one red, which he continues to carry, relectant to let it go even in sleep, which we find highly amusing, but of all the toys we have tried, this range’s durability has been extremely impressive and far exceeded my expectations.
As a brand, Kong is known for the durability of its toys and the Kong Genius is made from the same durable non-toxic rubber as the rest of their range. It is also dishwasher safe, a handy benefit considering its stuffable nature. The Kong Genius toys are available in a range of colours, allowing you to mix and match as you assemble new variations and potentially fill them with new and exciting treats to keep your dog motivated in play, both on their own and with you.
The result is a long-lasting toy that can keep even the cleverest of pets amused for a long period of time, thanks to its ability to take a bit of a bashing or gnashing, so if you are looking for a durable, educational toy to keep your dog stimulated, I cannot recommend them enough. For further details visit their website https://www.kongcompany.com/en-uk/