Busy Buddy's taking fun to a delicious new level with the Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Dog Toy! The Tug-A-Jug has a clear base that can be filled with kibble or treats, a nubby ball perfect for chewing, and a braided rope pups can pull to lift the ball and release the treats! Pet parents can use the Tug-A-Jug to feed meals and slow down eating for pets prone to gulping, for interactive play with their pals, or as a brain-stimulating teaser to keep dogs entertained when left alone.
Allows pets to see, hear, and smell treats
Clear base that can be filled with kibble or treats
Interactive play builds bonds between people and pets
Durable non-toxic material withstands prolonged play
Textured rubber wrap cleans teeth
As with any pet toy, always supervise your pet while playing.
Zeus, my German Shepherd, really tried alot to get this treat dispensing toy to work.. But after many tries (we have had this for over a year) with different treat sizes, we had to put it aside. If the rope was thinner I think it would work better, because the rope and the rope knot keeps covering the hole opening so the teats won't fall out. I'm thinking about cutting off the rope and see if we can salvage it with bigger treats so they just don't fall out of the opening.. But for now, we can't recommend this because we couldn't get it to work the way it's supposed to.
Slow Down, Buddy!
on Jun 7, 2018
One of my dogs eats very fast, to the point of throwing up afterwards. We bought a Busy Buddy years ago because it slows his eating way down and it is challenging. He finally wore out the original one, so we got two more and put measured amounts for morning and evening feedings. We have tried putting his food in a bowl, but he gets it all in his mouth and the spews it all over. He his smart enough that if food was put in the bowl with the maze looking thing that slows the eating down, he would just knock the bowl over and eat it FAST off the floor... This works the best for us.
Buying new ones
on May 3, 2018
I have 2 rescue dogs, each around 50lbs and had 2 of these. My girls loved them. I use their regular kibble in them and it keeps them occupied for quite a while. I need new ones cause the ropes got a little grungy after a year or so of dog spittle and treat crumbs and I couldn't find a good way to clean them but will be ordering 2 more.
Didn't keep him busy at all
on Jun 21, 2018
Unfortunately my doggie did not like this toy. He just doesn't understand how to get the treat. So I tilt it for him so that the treats drop out but he's not into it.
Great, but only one difficulty level
on Dec 18, 2017
Just got this. We've had the Magic Mushroom for years, and absolutely love it. Figured this had all the same benefits of being essentially chew-proof, easy to load, easy to clean. The only downside is there is no way to change the difficulty level, so as a new toy, my dog is frustrated that she can't figure it out, and has settled for trying to chew through the rope instead of finding the right position to dispense the kibble, so just be aware, you dog might need a little coaching if they get easily discouraged like mine ;)
I also wonder if I got a smaller size, if she would figure out the dispensing more easily if she were able to pick the whole thing up. I have 50lb dog, and I got the MJust got this. We've had the Magic Mushroom for years, and absolutely love it. Figured this had all the same benefits of being essentially chew-proof, easy to load, easy to clean. The only downside is there is no way to change the difficulty level, so as a new toy, my dog is frustrated that she can't figure it out, and has settled for trying to chew through the rope instead of finding the right position to dispense the kibble, so just be aware, you dog might need a little coaching if they get easily discouraged like mine ;)
I also wonder if I got a smaller size, if she would figure out the dispensing more easily if she were able to pick the whole thing up. I have 50lb dog, and I got the M/L size. It's around the size of a champagne bottle.… more
Like But Not Love
on Dec 29, 2017
I bought the Busy Buddy Tug-a-jug for my 35lb Doberman mix, after our previous great experience with the Bob-a-lot. To be honest, the latter is still my favorite. The Tug-a-jug is best on a carpeted floor, as the plastic is very loud when banged around on hard floors, it's hard to close the lid (it doesn't like to screw shut unless it's JUST SO), and it's not easy to clean what with the rope portion. My dog does enjoy it, but she is also exceptionally fond of unknotting rope toys. My recommendation is half-hearted, since there are better versions of food dispensing toys out there.
Looks fun... not so easy to be fun
on Jul 2, 2018
My pup is smart but this toy is not as easy as it looks. His frustration lead him to want to chew the bottom to get at the treats. The tug does not work as easy as shown.
on Mar 17, 2018
I have a very clever welsh terrier and she plays with nearly everything, especially treat based toys. This one is impossible to use because she can not get treats out ever, very poor design. Perhaps I will try and save my money by putting in a new rope, The rope that comes with it does not allow even the smallest cat treat to pass through and reward you dog. Dont waste you money.
Amazing! love this product so far
on Nov 20, 2017
So my springer spaniel, hank loves new toys but gets bored super easy! This product is amazing. We are going on about 45 mins of uninterrupted focus. I love that he as to work at it! This was perfect! I recommend this to anyone with a smart or highly driven dog.
Great treat toy
on Apr 10, 2018
It took a few sessions for my puppy to figure out how to get his food out. As other reviewers reported the cotton rope was chewed through quickly. But I was watching closely and he only chewed through the white portion. This actually made it easier for the food to come out, then Hoover learned very quickly how to get the food out. I've been using it this way every day for months.