In previous blogs, I featured Kongs and the Kong Wobbler so if you haven't seen those posts check them out. :)We love our puzzle toys! I think it's one of the coolest things you can provide for your dog. Mental stimulation is so important and puzzle toys make it easy for the human.
The tug-a-jug toy is a toy I really like. It's a plastic "jug" with a rubber top with a hole and a rope coming out of it. The bottom unscrews so you can poor the treats into it. Just make sure the knot of the rope is covering the hole at the top. The tug-a-jug comes in three handy sizes: small, medium and large. I highly recommend getting the proper size for your dog.
We have the medium sized one and it fits in Zoe's mouth perfectly but it is too big for Phoenix. Phoenix can't pick it up properly and it just doesn't work for her. I think she'd like it more if she could pick it up.
Zoe can pick it up and has no problems with it.
It's definitely a more challenging puzzle toy!
Zoe actually picks the thing up by the bottom and turns it over dropping some of the kibble out!
I've had this toy for nearly three years and it's still completely intact. Zoe is not easy on her toys but she's also not as destructive as some dogs, either. She's probably in the middle. I never leave any puzzle toys down when they are unattended. This toy does not work for Phoenix, she will not play with it but I honestly feel like it's just too big for her and that a small would be better.
I would also like to note that this product was made by Premier Pet Products and they were recently sold to Pet Safe. If you have a problem with aversive training tools and don't want to give your money to a company that makes shock collars then don't buy this. I purchased mine before they were sold. It really isn't a big deal to me and I buy whatever toys perk my dogs interests regardless of the company. :)
Does your dog have a favorite puzzle toy? We love to read your thoughts! Please comment below!
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