KONG toys are now recommended by veterinarians and trainers and their most loyal customers call it the world's best dog toy.

Joe Markham is the founder and co-owner of the KONG company. Itwas Markham's German Shepard, Fritz, that inspired the company's first toy. Fritz was wearing out his teeth chewing on things like rocks and metal. When he was just 3-years-old, his teeth were 30-40 percent gone. One day Fritz brought Markham the bump stop off a VW Bus. Markham found it was virtually indestructible, puncture resistant and bounced like crazy. From there the rest is history.

Markham shared his secret of success with 9NEWS Business Anchor Gregg Moss as part ofhis Small Business Week series."Satisfaction beyond expectation and delivering that through a team of people that is the best in the world," said Markham.

KONG has more than 100 products and also makes toys for cats.

Learn more by visiting:http://www.kongcompany.com/