Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Dog Toy

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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. 

Key Benefits

  • 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

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    PetSafe, Premier
  • Breed Size
    Medium, Large


  • X-Small: for dogs under 10 pounds
  • Small: for dogs 10-40 pounds
  • Medium/Large: for dogs over 40 pounds

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Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Dog Toy is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 127.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ridiculously hard This toy is definitely not for everyone. It's awesome because it is well made and very challenging. The bad thing is that it's very, very challenging. Our sweet, exrtremely smart girl who can figure out every puzzle and toy in minutes has struggled with this one. It's not because it's ingenius but because dogs don't have human dexterity. You have to be able to hold the bottle upside down while simultaneously pulling the rope in and out. Almost impossible if you primarily work with a set of jaws. However, my dog "problem solved" this by bringing the toy to her bed and resting it on top so the side of the toy was hanging over the edge of the bed. She then tugged the rope for treats. But, she hasn't figured out to push the rope back in. She just moves the toy again. If your dog isn't a creative problem solver, this toy may be disappointing. I'm just glad to have something other than a ball for her to roll around. I'd give it 5 stars for quality and challenge, but 3 stars for the average dog who will struggle with it.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not for every smart dog! Penny is 9 years old and has been using this "purple jug" since she was 8 months old. I use it as part of her daily feeding. Once she finishes her bowl of food, she grabs that jug and heads to a favorite spot to eat. If I forget to put it down, she's looking all over the house for it. She quickly learned how to push the rope in and then paw the jug to release the kibble. I'm replacing this today, because I have a puppy that probably won't ever use it properly and chewed the rope. Now the kibble won't come out. Love this "Purple Jug"!!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing It's extremely difficult for even small bits of kibble or treats to come out because the rope is so thick. I took pity on my dog and unscrewed the bottom cap so she could get at the treats. She did but then she started chewing the bottom (she's a vigorous chewer) so that I wasn't able to screw the cap on anymore and had to throw the toy away. On the plus side, she did enjoy chewing the rope.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality We purchased one of your tug toys years ago. It was heavily used and starting to look sad. I found the name of your company on the toy and googled you. Was so happy to find your company. Very reasonable prices and a superior quality product! Quick turn around on shipping. Absolutely satisfied.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea Although my puppy chewed up the rope and I cut it off, I continue to put treats in the bottle and he still has to work at getting them out. But he has figured out if he continues to turn the bottle upside down the treats will fall out! Keeps him entertained though.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-06-03
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