Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen45 Doesn't work the way dog wants to play
When dog naturally pulls on rope, it cuts off access to food so he can't really get any out. Design doesn't make sense.
May 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Venny Not very durable
Bought this on a whim. My Tzipora is a pup and loves different toys in her kennel while I'm at work. I came home from work at it was completely torn into pieces. I even purchased the bigger size thinking it would be more durable for my 35lb pup but nope. It was in shreds. Disappointed and asking for a refund.
May 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by leebca Smelly
The 'rubber' purple portion (the soft component with the spikes on it) is really smelly. It has the smell of rubber or plastic. After 3 weeks, I'm still trying to 'air it out' after washing it (mild soap and hot water).
I think it will work okay, hence the 3/5 stars, but I haven't even tried to give it to my dog yet. I'm waiting for the smell to abate to a level where it doesn't offend me, anymore!
May 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stace not what the picture shows
I bought one of these a few years ago... Bought it again a few weeks ago and it was much bigger... same med /lg size, the bottle in the picture is long and narrow... the one that was sent was shaped differently.. would have returned it but not worth it to pay for shipping
May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lengle my pitty female loves this
I have 5 dogs from Labs, Labradoodle to my young pitty female. She is the only one that has interest in the jug. it keeps her busy for hours and she has gotten to where most her meals come from the jug. I have to say it's not for all dogs because my others that are not as young or playful could care less about it... except to try to beat her at eating the kibble that falls out. They sit in Prey. It is very durable (as she can destroy even the toughest toys) After about 6 months the rope gets gross or the knot doesn't work any more so we throw away and get a new jug. She weighs 70 #'s and does well with the small or the med/large size.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amymom A real challenge !
This drives both my puzzle lab and my lazy hound crazy. Puzzle lab has spent 20 minutes trying to figure this out. I always end up helping them with this toy, letting a few come out at a time. Have just had it a week. Lots of learning and entertainment to come!
Dogs 55 and 65 lbs.
April 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Myndi Challenging Toy
This toy is great for dogs who like a challenge and who do not give up easily. This is not a pull the rope a couple of times and all the food comes out toy. They definitely have to work at it and some owner/dog training may be involved in order for the dog to figure it out. My dog is not highly motivated so I am having to train her to push and pull the rope back and forth and even then if she is not rewarded with food coming out after a few times of moving it she gives up. The more food you put in the better, once it gets down to a low volume it gets very hard to get the food out. I would give this product 5 stars for dogs who are highly motivated and find other interactive toys too easy, however, I would only rate it a 3 if your dog gives up easily, and you aren't interested in training your dog to use it since they more than likely will give up.
One thing I've thought about doing to make it easier for my dog is to replace the original rope with one I can tie a smaller knot in to see if that would help.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heather great for my puppy!
This is a great interactive toy, kept our puppy busy for at least 30 minutes. This was our second one, as we had one for our older girl when she was a puppy (the nubs on the rubber stopper are flat) The only problem is the puppy chewed the soft rope on the new toy.. the older toy has a much stiffer rope. Now we have one with no rope. I like the others idea of putting a small tennis ball inside.. I too wish they would make replacement ropes.
April 8, 2016