The fabric ball is certainly cute, but it is absolutely a no go as a treat ball. Unlike the adorable flat snuffle mats, the fabric ball is more health hazard than novelty. After hiding a few kibbles in it, and my Boston sniffing, licking and drooling her mouth in the ball to eat the treats, it became very clear to me that the fabric would have to be cleaned thoroughly after every use. So, I washed it and the inner stitching was so dense that it was impossible to get all the treat crumbs out of it or to get the inner stitches dry! Finally, ended up with a biohazard ball of moldy fungal bacteria.
Our 80lb and 65lb, heavy chewer mixes love these. They are entertained for at least 20 minutes each time I fill them. The toys are made of some sort of soft, felt like material. I thought the dogs would instantly destroy them but they don't. They roll them, lick them and stick their noses in them to get the treats out. For whatever reason I guess it presents a challenge to them. I do pick them up immediately when the treats are gone to avoid any shredding tho.
This toy works beautifully even without food as a soft and accessible toy for an elderly dog with poor vision and hearing and few teeth. He can pick it up and carry it around as well as roll it on his own. He loves it as a ball; the food seems secondary to him. It is too delicate for strong chewers or young, vigorous dogs. I recommend it to anyone with a special needs dog, however. It has given our senior dog a lot of pleasure!
This was a great concept…BUT…I don’t recommend for an active dog. I have a 3 year old lab, hound mix who started shredding immediately. My older, 7 year old lab mix wasn’t very interested. I sent the balls to my terrier mix granddogs, (3, 7) and they started shredding them immediately also. The balls need to be stronger, it IS a good idea. Better for a dog who doesn’t shred!
Our pup loves to hunt out from pockets, purses and wastebaskets to find tissues to tear up into little pieces leaving a helter skelter mess. This is a permanent replacement for a tissue trauma in vivid colors...
Is Wilbur adores his new toy.. He loves to flop it around toss it in the air and cuddle with it. I'd say try it! It's a little pricey but if they love it it's worth it.
My furbaby loves to scavenge for food, bones and toys. She's never happier than when she's got her nose searching for something. This toy is PERFECT. We put a cut up doggie bone treat inside the flowers and throw it and she absolutely loves it.
Love love love !! can't wait for4 mom to fill and then toss onto floor. snuffle snuffle, also a snuffle mat helps keep interest in our kibble whether we like it or not! Its just fun to find goodies that are hidden !! slows down their gobbling up the food !!
My min schnoodle LOVES this thing. It keeps him occupied for a long time. He carries it around even when it's empty. I've washed it a few times now and it comes out looking like new. Great find for the pooch.
Within 30 seconds my dog ripped felt sections right out. This is not suitable for dogs who do anything other than cuddle with their toys. He did however like it, so I wish it was made better, especially for the price.