Anything that lasts for more than a few minutes is a great way to keep heavy chewers busy. However, for the price these are, I wish they weren't so easy to bite chunks out of. Qwizls are mostly excellent at "slow-feeding" the sausage treats and cheese sticks that you can stuff inside, but once the dogs get frustrated from being unable get to the leftover pieces of treats, they resort to brute force which leads to deep cuts and gouged-out chunks of plastic. They're supposedly non-toxic, but no one likes the thought of eating this material. At least it's eco-friendly and recyclable, but of course that costs you too (to ship back to West Paw).
So far so good! Have only had it a few days but is holding my 1 year old border collie/heeler/lab mix’s interest so far. Have the smaller size and it fits her well. She’s 34 lbs. Have put baby carrots inside & small old mother Hubbard bone shaped hard treats in so far but I think pupperoni type treats will work well too. Treats can be shoved in the long cylindrical ends but also in the gaps in the top/bottom (it’s a roundish shaped toy so there’s not really a top/bottom but idk how else to describe it). We also have the west paw tux which has kind of been a bust. Treats are too easy to get out and yeah you can freeze it but it’s a pain to set up in the freezer bc it doesn’t have a flat bottom so you have to prop it (chewy sells a penguin that you can fill with broth or whatever and freeze and it’s flat and stackable. So much better for pupsicles). We also have both sizes of toppl. Those are ok. Better for freezing but also have to be fiddled with. For just kibble feeding they work but the omega treat ball is wayyyyy better (much cheaper and takes longer). tl;dr - if you’re going to fork out the money for a west paw the qwizl is worth it imo
I have a Dalmatian that is a really aggressive chewer of his toys and I have found that the West Paw Qwizl chew toy is the best toy for him. He loves it whether it has a treat in it or not! It lasts for at least six (6) months where other toys do not last half that long for him. Also I love that that this toy is made in the USA. To sum up it is a very tough toy that has provided my dog with plenty of fun and being made here in the US is a big positive too.
This design is perfect for my puppy. He can hold it with his paw while the bully stick is elevated off floor for easy chewing. He loves it. Plus we don't have to worry about him swallowing a small piece because it holds it securely.
Great toy! My small dog is a big chewers so need to get something indestructible. This is great, can stuff it and keep her busy.
I use this qwizl to carry the bully stick, so my puppy doesn't get the end of the bully stick lodged in her throat or intestine. It keeps her occupied for about an hour. She absolutely loves this! It's made of tough material that at least for my puppy, is indestructible!
Have both sizes. Love this US company. Durable and my dog and guest dogs love
Our super chewers who need lots of brain cycles spent love this! We stuff it with the larger Gooberlicious treats, smearing a couple into the ends of the toy.
Our dog is notorious for getting bored with shiny new items (toys, treats, etc.) pretty quickly. Outdoor play time is the highest-value thing we can offer her, but we live in an area where the weather isn't always cooperative. So, we ordered what we hoped would be a super high-value treat (cod skin) and shoved it in this bad boy in the hopes of entertaining our dog for a little bit. It worked! She threw this around, gnawed at it, brought it to us to throw, etc. for about 45 minutes before her attention waned. This dispenser kept her from gobbling the chew in five minutes, without making it so impossible as to discourage her from even bothering with it. She isn't incredibly destructive when it comes to treat dispensers, but this dispenser does seem super sturdy and didn't have any sort of marks on it after 45 minutes of chewing and throwing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to make chews last a little longer!
My dogs both love these! They get so excited when I pull a treat out to insert. It gives them a challenge, but not an impossible one. These are super tough with my rough chewers!