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PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy

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  • Interactive dog toy provides multi-sensory appeal to keep your pet engaged
  • Durable non-toxic material withstands prolonged play
  • Textured rubber wrap cleans teeth
  • For dogs over 40 pounds
  • Treats sold separately
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Product Details

Size: Medium/Large
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 9.5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000KV7ZGQ
  • Item model number: PTY00-13740
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (895 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: Medium/Large

Premier Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug

Premier Tug-a-Jug
The Busy Buddy line of dog toys and treats is designed for longer lasting playtime. Busy Buddy treat holding or treat dispensing toys encourage dogs to interact with the toys longer. This built-in gratification system keeps them actively engaged and can be used as a part of your dogs’ treat routine, instead of giving them high calorie treats that they consume all too quickly.

The Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug provides a multi-sensory appeal to keep dogs interested and motivated to play. It stimulates your dog’s sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste, making the Tug-A-Jug the ultimate solution for interactive play. He can see and smell the treats and hear them rattle. Dogs are positively rewarded when treats or kibble dispense from the jug's opening.

The Tug-A-Jug is perfect for a game of tug, hide and seek, and fetch. It can also be used as a training tool for commands such as “Bring it,” “Leave it” and “Fetch.”


Premier Tug-a-Jug

Product Features

Treat dispensing toy:
Reward your dogs’ playtime and make it more fun. The Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug dispenses treats or kibble for your dog to enjoy while he plays.

Longer lasting playtime:
The Tug-A-Jug is made from an incredibly durable, non-toxic plastic. However, the Tug-A-Jug is NOT a chew toy. Supervise your dog during play and remove the toy if damaged.

Dishwasher safe:
Top rack only.

Treats

Premier Tug-a-Jug
We recommend using dense, hard-to-break treats so your dog has to work harder to get them out of the toy. You may find that you need to use smaller treats at first, so they come out faster, rewarding your dog as he plays. Once your dog becomes more experienced with the Tug-A-Jug, you can begin using larger treats. They will come out more slowly and make the Tug-A-Jug more of a challenge for him. Remember to stock up on Buddy-Ohs! treats for longer lasting playtime.

Use as a Feeder

The Tug-A-Jug can be used to feed your dog his entire meal. This is especially helpful for dogs that “inhale” their meals, and immediately start asking for more. Fill the Tug-A-Jug with your dog’s kibble, and make him work for his dinner!

Getting the Right Size

Remember to consider your dog’s size and breed when choosing the right size Tug-A-Jug. If you aren’t sure which size toy is correct for your dog, go up a size. This is a good rule of thumb for choosing the right size toy.
Premier Tug-a-Jug
The Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug will challenge your dog to work for his meals and encourage longer lasting playtime.


PLEASE NOTE: Some dogs may chew through the rope during play. However, this doesn’t mean that the toy is unusable. You and your dog can continue to enjoy the Tug-A-Jug by placing various sized balls inside the jug with kibble or treats. As the balls roll back and forth, they interfere with the dispensing of kibble. By changing the size of the balls or the treats, the level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit your dog’s level of play and interest. We recommend using a couple of golf balls or a Wiffle ball to begin with to build your dog’s confidence as he plays. Once he understands the new rules of the game, you can increase the number and/or diameter of the balls.

As always, we encourage you to observe your dog as he plays and to take the toy away as necessary.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It was difficult if not impossible for the dogs to get the treats out.
KendraNP
What a great thing to keep our dogs busy and entertained trying to get the treats out of this jug.
Amazon Customer
The hard plastic of the bottle is very hard and LOUD if you have hard floors.
Caitlin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

169 of 173 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on July 6, 2007
Size Name: Medium/Large Verified Purchase
This toy takes more effort to get food out than the Buster Cube, which I like because it occupies the dog longer. I find that the cube, even on its "hardest" setting only takes a few minutes to get out most of the food, and then the rest doesn't come out no matter how long the dogs work it. With the bottle the dogs can get nearly all the food out if they keep at it.

At first you should fill the bottle so that it is over half full. This way food can come out more easily when it is on its side. This will encourage the dog to play with it. Once the food level goes down food will only come out as they toss and pull the bottle. It took my dog a few days to get to this, but now she seems to have mastered it. She stands the bottle up and knocks it over, putting food into the neck, then she works the rope a bit and manages to get a piece of kibble out. When I first got the toy I thought she would never be able to figure it out, but she has. Even so, it takes a fair amount of work to get out just a few pieces of food, so it can keep them occupied all day.
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92 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Miller on May 19, 2007
Size Name: Medium/Large Verified Purchase
Our 16 month old yellow lab loves to play with empty 2 liter pop bottles. I bought him this toy because I worried he would cut his mouth and gums on the sharp plastic shards of those flimsy bottles. No worry about that with the Tug-a-Jug...this toy will most likely survive through the next millennium!

To fill with treats, just twist off the bottom; couldn't be easier. It's a lot of fun watching our dog figure out how to get at the goodies inside.

I honestly don't think the rope pull is going to last very long; especially if you are buying this for an aggressive chewer. However, don't let that stop you from buying the tug-a-jug. Even without the rope, it's still a great and challenging toy.
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186 of 208 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer King on May 28, 2008
Size Name: Small Verified Purchase
Length: 1:01 Mins
Tucker was nervous about this toy at first (as you'll see in the video) but really warmed up to it quickly and has enjoyed gnawing on it. However, this has not worked very well for us as a treat dispenser. I consider Tucker to be quite a clever puppy, but after fiddling with the tug-a-jug for a couple days, he just began bringing the thing to me and dropping it at my feet for me to dispense the treats for him. (I suppose that may be evidence of just how clever he is!)
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A. Mason on July 30, 2008
Size Name: Medium/Large
Try putting a tennis ball inside the bottle. My Border collie chewed the rope out too- to make it more challenging then just knocking it over and treats spilling out really easy, I put a smaller sized tennis ball inside so she still has to work the bottle back and forth in order to get the treats to go from the back of the bottle to the neck. Hope this helps! -Ali & *Kylie *the border collie/flat coat retriever mix
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful By jwhite122 on September 28, 2008
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I have a medium size dog - 38 pounds. He enjoys to chew on things but I have never thought of him as a heavy chewer. The night I received this he was so excited about it. It was so tempting to see, hear and smell the treats. Well, within 20 minutes the toy was in the garbage. He chewed off the rubber toy that blocks the treats from coming out. He then started to chew where the smell of the treats is able to escape. The plastic fell apart so easily! He then started to break off little pieces. I woudl not recommend this for a medium or large sized dog!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By T. Hall on August 16, 2007
Size Name: Medium/Large
Our dog loves her Bad CUZ, but this toy she loves more than any other. She's a VERY tough chewer, and it's survived for quite some time with no damage. One thing - protect your toes with this toy - it's pretty heavy and does get swung around a bit. I wouldn't recommend this toy if you have low tables with knick-knacks, sensitive shins or teeny kids that may get bonked with it. Ours has gotten thrown (by the dog) repeatedly down the stairs onto a hard floor and hasn't broken yet.
As far as treats to go into it - remember that the rope is knotted inside the jug, so don't put anything into the jug that's soft or the rope will end up smelling REALLY nasty...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Carl S on June 29, 2007
Size Name: Small
My Boston Terrier really loved this toy. With treats inside, it honestly kept him busy for about an hour as he tried to figure out how to get them. Unfortunately, the rope, which was his favorite part of the Tug-a-Jug, was pretty much shredded after only a few days of play, and without it he's mostly lost interest in the toy. But, if your dog isn't an intense chewer, this toy should be able to last quite a while, and keep them intrigued.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet Girl on October 15, 2008
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I was very disappointed with the tug-a-jug. It came in the mail today. The dog had it for 5 minutes and she had the rubber rope chewed in half in that short amount of time. A waste of money for me. I have yet to find something that this black lab doesn't destroy in record time.
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