Rated 5 out of 5 by Chihuahua Mom Perfect for a chihuahua
Our Chihauhua gets bored when we're gone during the day, and when he gets bored, he eats carpet. We had a few food toys, and they worked great, but he was getting bored with them and he had figured out all of them, so we purchased two more to help keep him busy. We purchased the small buster cube, and he LOVES it. We have carpeting, and the first day we played with it with him when we were home and he caught on very quickly. We have to put his dog food, and small treats in there for him. If we place just the regular food, he isn't interested. We crumble up a few treats, and he loves to roll the cube and "gamble" to get a yummy treat. When we go to leave the house he just sits and waits for us to put this toy down, and he is playingwith it before we even close the door. Our chihuahua had figured out his old toys, so we purchased this one because it's a puzzle inside which can be made harder. It's working great and we aren't even on the hardest setting yet after two months. Our Chihuahua is 10lbs lean, so it's great for a dog his size.
June 17, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by michelle isn't quite sure of this yet
my 8 month old beagle mix hasn't quite figured this out yet. i'm sure he'll get it soon. i got it for him to try and get him t eat slower; he wolfs his food and then pukes it back up. he doesn't like that it takes him so long to get fed, but he does get occupied trying to get the food out. i think i like it more than he does.
May 21, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lindsay Great Toy-sorry so long!
Ok. First I would like to say this is a GREAT toy overall, but it is not for everyone. I have three dogs, a min-pin 12lbs.(miniature pincher), a Jack 22lbs, and a boxer-bull mastiff 80lbs. All three love this toy. The small size was fine for my min-pin, and I also bought the larger size for the boxer-bull mastiff(he can chew the small ones). I love how you can adjust the settings to each dog(but it was VERY tricky to figure out how to set the toy from easy to hard- I felt like a dumb-dumb who couldn't operate a dog toy!!! :) It also took some getting "used to" by my dogs as it is VERY, VERY noisy and teaching them how to get the treats. But I found it was easy for them to take to- if they can roll a ball around with you they sure can do this. Make sure you introduce it properly. It is also super hard plastic and I wouldn't use it on wooden or tile floors (carpet, rug, or outside only!!!)first it could damage the hardwoods, and second it doesn't roll like it should as it will just mostly slide. It needs to turn completely over to dispense the treats(they work down through levels). But they just love it and is really good for dogs who are chewers- very resistant. I have substituted meals in this, or just filled it when I left them alone a home. I would say on average it takes up to 15 to 20 minutes of "full attention" play to empty it on hard. I would estimate the small one holds a good 1/4 of a cup of food- give or take- and the food for it must be really small kibbles. I have found the hard ones (their reg. dog food) work best as soft ones can get stuck. But I love it- I leave and don't have to hear the racket of 3 dogs and 3 balls being batted around, and they still play with them even after all the treats are gone.
February 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Courtney Buster Food Cube does the trick!
We have a very smart and active German Shepherd/Husky mutt who needs a lot of stimulation. While both of us love to take her for walks, play, and to the dog park, we're Doctoral students and need time to work too! We have a couple of other treat dispensers that are soft latex...she enjoys them, but they're both just too easy and she gets through the treats quickly. She is also a chewer, so if there is any teeny tiny imperfection in the latex, she gets to it and rips at it! This toy is much more difficult for her to get to the treats, and the hard plastic and size makes it nearly impossible to chew! (the only reason I say nearly is that our girl is a pretty slick pup and might just find a way)as fast. As an added bonus, when a setting gets too easy, you can change it! The only downside is that the toy can be loud. When she first got to it the noise frightened her and she barked at it, but when I showed her that the sound was made by food, she went to town, batting it all around the apartment! Thank goodness for wall to wall carpeting! I would recommend this toy whole-heartedly as a fun way to feed your pup (if you're worried about extra calories) or to activate their hunting instincts prowling for treats!
January 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danielle GREAT TOY!!!
I got the small ball for my bichpoo and he loves it. Its the only toy that will keep him busy for hours. I have recommended it to all my friends with dogs!
January 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kat loud, but my dog LOVES it
I'm a big fan of interactive toys and out of all the other food dispenser toys I've tried, this is the best one for my small dog. It is a bit loud for the homeowner but my dog loves it.
December 14, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Megan Review of both sizes
I purchased 2 of these, the mini for my 8lb chihuahua, and the large for my 25lb whippet mix 9mo puppies. Both my dogs loved them and figured out how to use them quickly. They are extremely durable. My only complaint is that the hole that dispenses the treats/kibble is twice the size on the large cube. When I put canidae kibble (1/4" round) in it and my pup starts playing, it all falls out at once. She'll get 10+ pieces out at once even on the hardest setting. I tried using round treats that were about 3/4" and those worked better, but I really don't want my puppy eating a bunch of junk food treats. The mini is perfect, it only dispenses 1-2 kibble at a time and entertains my pups much longer. The downside to the mini is it doesn't hold as much kibble as the large so if you want to use it to slow down your dog's eating at meal times you have to refill it several times. Overall it was a worthwhile investment
October 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anabel Great product. A bit noisy
My 3month old puppy loves this, he won't quit until it's completely empty. Gives him a good 15 minutes of fun and he doesn't gulp down his food. I thought it would be made of rubber but it's actually hard plastic and it was very noisy on our laminate floors. I glued felt pads all over it and now it's just fine.
October 12, 2009