I consider myself a bit of an expert on dog toys. My three-year-old lab Isaac is energetic and playful, but he’s also a champion chewer and pretty rough on toys. Therefore we’ve gone through a lot of them.
One of our favorite toys is the JW Rocking Treat Ball. Isaac likes treat dispensing balls because, duh, they dispense treats. He does love his treats! I like treat dispensing balls because I put his dinner in one and then it takes him more than 30 seconds to finish his meal. Since I feed my cat and myself at the same time I feed Isaac, I appreciate the fact that the treat dispensing ball keeps him busy so he doesn’t bother me or the kitty while we’re eating.
Isaac and I have tried a number of different treat dispensing balls, though, and many of them left one or both of us disappointed.
The first one I bought was simply not tough enough to stand up to my dog. He broke it the first day he played with it. Since I’d paid close to $20 for it, I was not pleased.
We tried several that dispensed food too quickly, which was fine with Isaac but disappointed me because they didn’t keep him busy long enough, and several that were almost impossible to get food out of, which frustrated Isaac before he lost interest in them altogether.
Then I discovered the JW Rocking Treat Ball. It took Isaac almost six months to break the first one, and since we both liked it so much, I went out right away to buy another. No, it’s not indestructible, but few toys are with my dog.
It dispenses kibble at a good rate, fast enough to keep Isaac interested and happy, but slow enough to keep him busy a good while. It can hold a full meal’s worth of kibble for my 80 pound dog, but you can also fill it with just a few treats at a time if you prefer. It can dispense kibble and treats of any size and shape as long as they are no larger than a dime; I often break up larger treats to they will fit through the dispensing holes. The JW Rocking Treat Ball is easy to fill and easy to wash. If you’re looking for a treat dispensing ball for your doggie, Isaac and I recommend this one.
JW Pet. Interactive Treat Toys.
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