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It'd be perfect if the hole wasn't so low!
on June 16, 2010
I was immediately intrigued by this toy when I saw it as it clearly was designed similar to the CLIX Pyramid Dog Toy but with the very nice addition of a removable top. So much easier to fill! I was excited to try it and see how well it worked.
Unfortunately, what I didn't realize from the photo was how close to the base that holds the food the hole is! You would think the food is all the way in the bottom but there's a shelf inside that it sits on and its not that far from the hole at all (it's at the bottom of the word KONG when you look at the closeup photo). The hole itself is a bit larger as well, so if you have a small dog and are using fairly small kibble/treats, more will come out at a time due to the larger hole size.
Now, for a dog that's never used a puzzle toy like this, they'll still take some time to figure it out. But my dog who has played with other puzzle toys very easily figured out how to empty this one in just minutes (the Pyramid takes him 3-4 times as long due to the smaller hole and how high it is on the toy).
So it depends on your needs, how fast a learner your dog is and how long you want him to spend with the toy. For mine, this isn't really challenging enough. I love the ease of filling it, but really wish they had not put the hole so low.