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
My dog hasn't figured out what it does yet, but it is super sturdy, and will definitely serve it's purpose once the little guy figures it out!
August 27, 2014
didn't last long
I got this for my overly energized and overly anxious dog, bc my trainer suggested that he work for his food, to help with his anxiety, basically keep him busy.
This lasted maybe two weeks.
At first I was nervous because it was very hard for him to get the food from it, but my trainer said to give it a chance, that if he is hungry he will figure it out. Sure enough he did :)
BUT....from chewing on the rope part, it became frayed, with made it impossible for the rope to move in and out of the hole, to release food. I tried notting the frayed pieces, but that didn't help.
I was good when it worked, I prefer the mushroom, same brand.
August 26, 2014