Rated 4 out of 5 by LTrain Not sure yet
I purchased this for my Great Dane mix because he is not much of a chewer and his teeth are terrible... He won't touch it. Now my Beagle Mix has decided that it is his toy and it is too big for him. So he just stands over it and shreds at the treat on top. No one has actually chewed on the rubber part so I have no idea of its durability. Although, the treat must be tasty! I bought a couple of refills but plan to mostly fill it with small treats. Then, hopefully someone will actually play with it! I'm considering getting a smaller size as well. My third dog is a Boston and he has no hope of chewing on the large toy. It definitely is big, for those of you wanting something for a large breed. Originally I almost ordered a medium and wished I would have. Overall I feel like it is a cool design and I'm comfortable buying a second one.
September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mariah Keeps my k9 busy for hours!
I have a working German Shepherd that is very high drive, and this toy keeps him entertained for hours! It's very durable, and the treat lasts a long time! Great if you need to keep your K9 busy on their day off!
September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KNDavis Hours of fun!
I bought the Starmark Everlasting Treat Ball in large as a gift after my neighbor saw how much my little dog loved it in small. We call it the blue bouncy toy, and my Bichon absolutely loves it! I've stopped putting the flavored inserts in it because he can get them out in a minute, and I'm worried that he'll choke. The neighbors larger dog seems to like the toy too, and hasn't been able to pry the fllavored part out. It's a durable toy that lasts a long time!
September 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LibertyRules Chew part comes out
A good idea in theory, but the toy wasn't very well designed because the chewy part comes out far too easily. The chewy part is hard and round but flattish, with the approximate circumference of a tennis ball. When removed from the rubber toy it was just about the right size for my 50lb boxer-hound mix to choke on it. I tried re-inserting it into the rubber toy, but my dog got it out again within a couple of minutes, so I confiscated the chewy part.
Nevertheless, my dog enjoys playing fetch and tug of war with the rubber part, and it seems to be just the right combination of durable/soft to make him love chewing on it. I just wish the manufacturers would make it far more difficult for a dog to separate the two components. If this toy could keep those two parts together I don't think my dog would ever put it down. As it is, it's quickly become a mediocre toy because his enjoyment of it is not worth the risk of him choking to death.
October 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Doglover Good treats
The treats are very good but my puppy really chews on stuff and he chewed a piece of the toy right off the top in 10 minutes. I contacted the company right away and they sent me a new toy that works better for "heavy" chewers very happy with the prompt attention.
July 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Graciesmommy0314 Did not go so well with my dog...
I bought this Starmark Everlasting Treat Ball Dog Chew Toy size X-Large for my 56 pound pitty who absolutely loves toys with treats inside and things that work her brain. I always watch her with her toys because she is a power chewer and I do tend to take the toys away if she becomes to "into" chewing them apart rather then entertainment and stimulation. This toy had a very strong odor when opened, so I took the treat out and washed the shell with warm water and soap and let it dry. The odor still lingered and was rather strong. This toy lasted only an hour, if that. She found a way to pop the treat out of the center fairly quick. (I had a difficult time myself even getting them in or out of the toy) Needless to say the toy has been taken away for good. I wouldn't recommend this product for people who have power chewers and really smart dogs. lol wish I could find something that actually lasts with her.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by kmes recommended
My crew of 5 loves their everlasting treat balls and will chew for as as long as they are allowed. They have been enjoying them in the evenings when I just want to curl up front of the tv and in crates when teaching obedience classes.
If you have a smart power chewer go up a size if possible. My min pin, mixed breed, and doberman all figured out how to squeeze with the ball between molars to pop the treat out of the ball. Going up a size for my min pin (upgraded to medium)and mixed breed (upgraded to large) solved the problem. Unfortunately there isn't a larger size for my doberman so I just keep popping the treats back in his ball.
Only thing I don't love are the ingredients in the actual treats. Since this is more of a treat and not something they are eating a lot of, I'm going to get refills was needed. I just hope with time there are options with healthier ingredients especially minus the carrageenan.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mindyraeriley The Pros Outweight the Cons By Far
Smart dogs can figure out how to pop out the treat and they can eat it quickly once that happens
The treat is made of mainly rice
Smells straight-up delicious and I sometimes want to take a bite (kind of freaks me out)
My dogs LOVE it
The plastic rubber base is impressively chew-resistant
While it is double sided, it works just fine with only one side filled
If the dog does get the treat out and chew it down to the point you can't pop it back in - you just push it down into the center and let them try to get it out of there
I have a Weimeraner that is a master chewer. We've spent hundreds of dollars on "industuctable" toys, only to be disappoints. When I brought this one home, my husband looked at me and said, "30 seconds". However, it has lasted so much longer than that. She is smart enough to pop the treat out, so we put a time limit and give it to our other dog (a Vizsla) who also LOVES it. They sit their and watch the other one play with it until the alarm goes off, and they have learned the sound of the timer going off means it's their turn and get super excited (or try to slink out of the room with it if the alarm means their turn is up). We were super worried about the Weim destroying the blue rubber, but we've had it for over a month and she hasn't yet, though we don't just let her keep it all the time - an hour at max. Right now it has a nub of treat trapped in the middle section because it won't fit in the top anymore (and I can't just throw away that much money every time she nibbles the edges). She's had it like this for a week now, again with the hour time limit, and it's withstood all of her chewing to get to the center. Other than the black Kong balls and Benebones, this is the only toy that's stood up to her.
June 19, 2016