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
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
Our German Shepherds love this toy, but the puppy destroyed the rope on the third day. I need to find a replacement rope so they can use the toy again. Right now the frayed rope is blocking the treat opening. There are small holes in the bottom of the jug so they can smell the treats, and they can see the treats thru the plastic, this keeps them motivated to figure out a method of treat dispensing. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the jug does get swung around like a wrecking ball so hide your glassware! I think we might use this strictly as an outdoor toy once it's repaired.
March 12, 2014
I have a 9 month old red heeler and she chewed the rope in half in like 15 min.
March 3, 2014
This toy is entertaining.
My Maltese loves to chew on the rope and pull the toy around. Then finds the treats that fall out.
February 11, 2014