|Toy Feature||Exercise||Tough Chewer||Water Toy, Glowing & Light-Up||Dental||Water Toy|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds|
|Toy Type||Treat Dispensers||Treat Dispensers||Chew Toys, Treat Dispensers, Balls||Treat Dispensers||Balls, Treat Dispensers|
Loved the concept of this, especially with the different advancement levels as your dog gets used to one. I have a medium/large size dog. He's a one year old lab mix at maybe 55lbs. He loved the toy, but within 2-3 uses, it started chipping plastic pieces. This toy isn't great if you have non-carpeted floors as the impact causes the top to unscrew pretty easily and tear apart within minutes, exposing all of the treats and leaving four big plastic pieces for your dog to chew if he's a chewer (two quarter spheres, a half sphere, and the inside section). This toy would be of better quality if the ball was only two pieces instead of three (the quarter sphere top makes it easier for your dog to rip the to toy apart to grab all the treats at once) or the two half spheres locked tighter.
If you have a dog who prefers to chew over figuring out a puzzle, i can speak from experience that within hours of receiving this, my dog completely missed the purpose of this toy and managed to CRACK the plastic ball into pieces. You've been warned. Otherwise, I honestly think this would've been a successful product for perhaps a smaller dog or for a dog with less destructive tendencies.
My 8.5 month old puppy got the treats out all right First time introduced it to her, she had the ball unscrewed and was chewing on the hard plastic half in under 5 minutes (after she had finished all the treats off the floor).
Our 75lb rescue black lab mix, loves opening Christmas gifts. So Santa got lots of toys from Chewy.com elves! All stuffed animals were a hit but the treat dispensing ball only lasted a matter of THREE minutes. He already had it cracked because his intent was SERIOUS...he had to get the treats inside by any means. So if you have a large dog that will get to the food anyway possible, don't buy this breakable plastic item. Tried attaching a photo but I keep getting an error message about pixel size.
Our dog got the ball for Christmas. It got stuck under the couch and I pulled it out the next day. Within 5min of playing with it she had managed to pop it open. My son walked past the room she was playing in and asked if the ball was supposed to be in 4 pieces. After thsy every time I gave it to her she immediately broke it open to eat the food. I guess she figured it out, just not the way we expected. Felt like it was a waste of money.
This should really specify that it's not meant for any dog that can fit this in its mouth. Might work for a tiny breed, but the fact that it's hard plastic that separates into multiple pieces makes it a rather poor design.
I have a 9 month-old Aussie Doodle. This toy made it part-way through the first play session. Initially, it was quite difficult to unscrew the two halves, and it was awkward to put together once the treats were inside. I set it to the easiest level of the puzzle, as suggested. He loved rolling the ball to get treats. He was supervised during this play. However, he quickly broke the ball apart, the top hemisphere came apart and before I could reach it, he had chewed the connecting edge so that it will not go back together. It's a great idea, the hard plastic and brittle threads, are poor execution.
We have a Great Dane Pitbull mix. He's 70 lbs. I bought this treat ball with the idea that it would entertain him. He was able to open the ball up in no time at all and chew the sides. I didn't get it away from him before he chewed it enough to not be able to close it. This thing didn't last an hour.
The concept is fine, but for the life of me I can't understand why one of the two halves falls apart and needs put back together every time you unscrew the two halves and go to put it back together. It's such a PITA to get back together. Would be much better if the one half didn't break apart like that. Makes no sense.
I was looking forward for my new Australian Shepherd to play with this two piece ball. However it will not come apart. I made sure to hold from the top and turn to the left. It will not come apart. It's just a clear ball he plays with. Disappointed