r/forbiddensnacks is my new favorite subreddit. It features consumer products that look just like candy or other delicious treats, but are in fact inedible or outright poisonous items such as pebbles, toilet cleaner or rat poison (pictured, by u/snarfgarfunkel) Read the rest
During the rainy season I a always looking for new toys to entertain my Cavalier King Charles, Pretzel. The Orbee-Tuff Snoop is a simple, clean and easy toy that buys me 30-45 minutes of fascinated with something other than me time.
Snack filled puzzle toys tend to make a lot of noise. Not so with the Snoop, it is made of a soft rubber compound that doesn't rattle and bang when knocked around, and survives the dogs tearing at it. Simply pop the Snoop inside out, load it with some kibble, turn it it rightside out and let the dog have at it. Pretzel bats it around and then pins it.
This toy will not withstand deep interest from my Great Pyrenees, Nemo. It is perfect for 15-30lb dogs. I do worry about giving her too much food, and she tends towards the sausage shape, so I reduce her meal time kibble to allow for these kinds of toys.
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snoop Treat Dispensing Dog Toys via Amazon Read the rest
My dogs love toys that pay out treats. The Tug-A-Jug by PetSafe is another winner for the small to medium sized dog.
Pretzel, my Cavalier King Charles, drags the medium sized bottle around even after it is empty. The design is simple, a knotted rope in the neck of the bottle offers treats some resistance, so they don't just pour out. Your dog has to tip, tilt and batter the bottle to get treats to fall out. Note, however, if Nemo, my Great Pyrenees, was interested in this bottle it would be dust.
PetSafe claims you can feed your entire dog an entire meal with this bottle. I have two dogs and carefully regulate the amount of food each gets I doubt I'll try.
PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy, Medium/Large
Previously on Boing Boing:
KONG Extreme dog toy
Treat Triad dog puzzle
Another great dog distraction - the Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Read the rest