There’s something about squeaky toys that dogs just can’t get enough of. Maybe it’s a deep down carnal desire of wanting to hear their prey scream, or maybe to their ears the high-pitched squeal is like a siren’s song. But what’s for certain is that it can often be incredibly annoying to humans, so the geniuses at Kong added a mute button.
Just like with your TV, when the sound of your pup gnawing away on one of these colourful toys with their fuzzy tennis ball-like exterior gets too annoying, you can flip a switch that silents the squeaker. It’s basically just creating an alternate hole for the air to escape, but that doesn’t make it any less brilliant. And while Kong could probably demand hundreds of dollars for such innovation, the company’s hawking them for just $13 to $15.