Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a fantastic day! Today I have a review for you on two amazing puzzle toys, the BUSTER Food Cube and the BUSTER Soft Food Cube made by Kruuse!
My dogs absolutely love puzzle toys, Zoe is a puzzle toy addict. She thinks they all belong to her! (Which we've been working on!) Puzzle toys are one of my favorite ways to feed my dogs. Mental stimulation is so important and by giving them a puzzle to solve, it works their brain and helps to tire them out so they don't get into other mischief around the house. I love having different puzzle toys, especially around winter time because it's rainy and the girls generally don't like going out in a downpour. Puzzle toys are one of the best ways to beat doggie boredom and it gives them a task to do.
The Buster Cubes are made to be used with kibble or other similar sized treats and I will generally just fill them with the girl's daily meals and let them have them. It can take them anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes to get all the food out.
BUSTER Food Cube
The Original BUSTER Food Cube is made from durable plastic and can definitely stand up to any abuse your dog might put it through. You can easily put treats or kibble inside and the dog has to roll the cube with his or her nose to get the treats out. They come in two sizes and four different colors!
|Phoenix tries the Original BUSTER Food Cube|
|Phoenix is really concentrating hard on this task!|
|Zoe is in LOVE!|
BUSTER Soft Food Cube
The BUSTER Soft Food Cube is also made with durable plastic but it's softer and the edges are more rounded. This one comes in two sizes and two colors. It's definitely a lot quieter than the original and it's a bit easier for the dogs to roll around. I would recommend the Soft version of this toy if your dog is timid and just starting out in puzzle toy use. My dogs had a much easier time getting the food out of it than from the Original. This would make a great starter puzzle toy and then as the dog gets really good at using it you can advance up to the Original Food Cube. The Soft Food Cube has been wonderful for Phoenix who is just learning to love puzzle toys! She's become a BUSTER Cube master and has been having so much fun using these toys! I would say she's actually better at getting the food out of the cubes than Zoe. Which is awesome!
|Zoe having fun with the Soft Food Cube|
|Phoenix is the BUSTER Cube master!|
|Phee is rewarded for her hard work when the cube finally releases some treats!|
Check out our short video of Phoenix using the Buster Cubes!
As some of you might know, it can be challenging to keep smart dogs busy doing activities we approve of, instead of getting into things they are not supposed to. Having puzzle toys is just one more tool in my toolbox for keeping my dogs busy, out of trouble and happy. The girls had so much fun playing with these BUSTER cubes! They are working their minds and bodies and it's so much better than just getting fed out of a bowl! As soon as they are done playing with their cubes, they lay down and take a nice long nap! I love using puzzle toys on rainy days or days where I can't get a training session in. They are so useful to have around! I would highly recommend checking them out and getting one for your dog! They also make BUSTER Cat Puzzle Toys, that are very similar to the dog ones, so you can keep your kitty busy too! How neat is that!
Have you ever tried any puzzle toys with your pets? Did they like them?
ZoePhee was provided with two Buster Food Cubes from BUSTER Kruuse in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and BUSTER is not responsible for the content of this blog post.