Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Dog Toy
Recommended for lower key, non-heavy chewing dogs
I like the concept of this toy, as I am always on the lookout for toys to keep my german shepherd engaged. The bottle portion of the toy (large size) is big enough to fit an entire meal worth of kibble and the plastic is pretty thick and sturdy. The problem is the rope that serves as the obstacle to getting the food out. My dog is not a finesse problem solver when it comes to food. Her solution to getting around obstacles is to destroy them. Rope is in the way of the food, rope must be destroyed! And that's just what she did in one mealtime. Also, be careful when you give a big dog this toy, mine almost broke my iPad screen because she was winging it around my desk (by the remains of the rope) while I was working, as she was trying to get the food out. I would like this better for my destructo-dog if it had a hard rubber stopper to keep food in, rather than a cloth rope.
December 7, 2013
Shake rattle & roll!
My 3 month old (recommended for 6 mos and up) Standard Poodle puppy LOVES this toy!!!!! I put his regular dog kibble (Wellness Core Puppy) in it (we were lacking treats) and he pursued it around my kitchen until he passed out. I only gave it a 4 star rating as it is noisy and distracting when being shaken or rolled around the laminate flooring. My puppy would give it 5 stars!
July 12, 2013
Best Interactive Toy!
I have a 10 month old Great Dane pup who is very inquisitive and a quick learner. With a handful of dog kibble inside, this toy will occupy her for about 45 minutes to an hour. She chases it all over the room until it's completely empty.
March 16, 2014
Not for my 7 pound poodle
I tried this with a Bichon and a poodle...neither one cared for it. The bottle is hard plastic and the treats are difficult to get out....or if using smaller treats they fall out too easily. Might be good for a larger dog. I will donate it to the animal shelter - might keep a dog happy there. :)
September 6, 2013
Disappointed with the new style
We got our original BB Tug-A-Jug 4 years ago when Chloe was 6 months old - it lasted 3 1/2 years. The original one had the rubbery plunger that is show in the very first picture of the BB, so I never noticed the change to the braided rope. I was pretty disappointed because Chloe had a tug rope previously and she destroyed it very quickly - it was a waste of money. Our shepherd/rottie cross had tons of fun playing with the BB each evening. We split her meal and put 1 cup of her food in the BB in the evening. She would pick up her BB and bring it to us when it was time to play, she loved her toy. It gave her an hour of fun- now a lot less. The rubbery plunger finally broke off after 3 1/2 years. We order a new BB in December but it came with the braided rope. The plunger was so flimsy that - for a big dog - it 'came apart' rather quickly, I think from frustration. So - after 3 weeks we took the BB away. We have bought many stimulating toys for our dog and the Tug-A-Jug was her favorite. PLEASE go back to the rubbery plunger or at least give people an option. If you have any spare plungers, please send me one!
June 3, 2014
Heavy and not great for playing
This toy was purchased for an 11 lb Yorkie and is just way too heavy and cumbersome for the dog to play with. Not great materials for him to try to fling around to get treats out of it.
May 7, 2014
Too difficult for small dogs
I have two 6lb dogs who are very food motivated. They initially were very interested in this toy because they could smell the food, but they have not been able to get any of the kibble to come out.
My version that I received has the braided rope inside, and I suspect you may need to fill the jug with a lot of kibble for it to randomly fall out when pulled. So far I have to turn it upside down, move the rope out of the way, and shake the toy for any kibble to fall out.
This may be a better toy for a bigger dog.
August 9, 2014
level of difficulty: Hard
This toy is very hard for puppies. Of all the toys/puzzles dispensing food items, this is the hardest one. The pups loose interest when they cant get the food out. It is hard plastic so it causes loud sounds on your floors. there is a rope that my puppies enjoyed so thats all i got out of this toy.
July 29, 2014