We purchased this item because our busy puppy is constantly chewing our clothes or causing trouble in the house. I was skeptical that it would work, but we put about 1 cup of food in the ball 3 times a day and it keeps him intellectually stimulated for at least 1/2 hour eat time. He loves the toy. He pushes it all over the house and gets immediate satisfaction. The toy needs to be screwed together - it does not snap together. And this is a little tricky when it's full of food. In future iterations it would be nice if the toy snapped together rather than screwed. The seal needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it in optimal condition because our dog really gets the toy a work out. I do find it quite noisy, but it's almost a satisfying sound because at least it means the puppy isn't chewing a hole in my underwear. Overall - great toy. Also great for dogs that are prone to bloat. This really slows down the feeding time. Beware - you will find random bits of kibble about your house.
My JRT loved this toy. I did have to trim some of the end out to get the treats to come out, but this is a nice one because it's not as loud as the Kong Wobbler. More fun to eat dinner from here than a boring dog bowl!
Originally Submitted on 11/17/2008 (old site)
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When Premeir presented this product for inclusion in the catalog, I was a little skeptical. I took it home to my old black lab who doesn't play to much anymore, and after a few minutes Saba was wagging his tail, and skooting it around to get his food. It is so great to see him excited about playing. His reward is his food.