Rated 4 out of 5 by Lily1211 So worth it!
This is a replacement purchase - the first lasted over a year & my LAB!!! is only 18 months old. She medically needs to eat slowly. When eating from the Jug, she has fun! A very good challenge for easily bored dogs.
It is very important to air it out after each meal & wash cord periodically; it can "gunk up" or gather mold.
August 15, 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 Ashley Lots of fun, good for destructive pup
Treats/food come out fairly easy during play , so it only gets filled with healthy treats (bits of raw/frozen carrots) . It was definitely the type of toy I was looking for for my new puppy. A treat toy of his own and pretty tough.
He's just been ripping through all other toys and this one is lasting longer than others .I wanted something a bit more durable than other toys and this hard plastic bottle is the thing for now.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cyn1812000 Indestructible
We have a Mastiff Lab puppy that LOVES to chew. This has been the ONLY toy he has not been able to destroy. We bought a 2nd so we'd have a back up. I would recommend to anyone that has a dog that is a chewer.
July 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DogFoster Dog loves it; doesn't work exactly as indicated
Got the medium/large for a 50-lb foster dog who loves to chew & tug. He loves to carry it around, toss it around, & chew on both the ball & rope - but he rarely is able to get the treats out by himself. The treats release when the rope is pulled - sweeping the treats out of the neck of the jug. But the jug also has to be tipped towards the ground for that to happen. The base is too big & heavy for him to tip or mouth upside-down, & a dog can't tip the jug & pull the rope at the same time. Also, once the rope is pulled to its full extent, no more treats come out unless/until the rope is released, goes back to the bottom of the jug, & sweeps up more treats (the ball doesn't "lift" at all, contrary to the description). So if we're playing tug or he's carrying it around, no treats release. Basically, I hold the jug & set up the rope so that it will sweep some treats out when he pulls on it, then I put the rope within his reach; he pulls some out, eats them, tosses the jug around for a while, then brings it back to me to release some more treats.
May 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dlc46 Fun toy for pups
My pups enjoy this toy when it is pulled around on a hard surface. I tried putting food treats inside but they ate it all up pretty fast....wish there were a way to put something in there that made the noise but was harmless.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angie Awesome toy!!!
Honestly, I never write reviews but this toy is so cool I wanted to. I can't stop laughing watching my dog (a boxer) play with it! She spins it around with her nose and kicks it with her feet. Then the treats fall out and she can't find them at first because they are under her. Anyway, totally unique toy and very durable. Use really small hard treats.
May 28, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Roxy Fun, but not hardy
My dog really enjoyed the puzzle, but the bottle didn't hold up well at all. He got it twice before he was able to start pulling little shards of plastic off and I had to take it away. Not recommended.
June 5, 2016