Want to keep your dog occupied when home alone? What about on a rainy day when your puppy just wants to exercise? Or how about when your trying to challenge your dogs brain a little bit….
Then look no further than these treat dispensing dog toys.
These dispensers can keep your pup occupied for hours. Fighting there way to get to that delicious treat inside, leaving you to get on with your day to day activities.
From being a small puppy, food will always motivate and also drive his/her amusement. That is why we are going to share information on the best treat dispensing dog toys available on the market.
Also, please note that not only can you buy treat dispensing dog toys, but there are also pet cameras that provide treats also. These are a great way of rewarding your pooch when your not at home.
Treat Dispensing Dog Toys – Top 6
Foobler is the world’s first electronic timed treat dispensing dog toy. Helping to combat bad behaviour and keeping your dog stimulated and engaged throughout the day. It features six treat compartments, which you can fill with dry food, treats or kibble, effectively like having six puzzle toys in one! The Foobler can be set to dispense one of its treat compartments at 15, 30, 60 or 90 minute intervals. Providing up to eight hours of entertainment. Foobler will help keep your dog active and mentally engaged throughout the day. At the pre-set time a bell will chime, to alert your dog that it is time to play and a treat compartment will be released. Spreading your pet’s meals throughout the day, the Foobler works perfectly as a slow feeder and helps combat against bloat and over-eating, leading to a physically healthier lifestyle.
Foobler releases treats at every timed interval into the outer casing. The dog still needs to play with the Foobler as they would any standard treat dispenser. The ball is weighted toward the bottom to help encourage play and engagement. If for any reason, treats have not been dispensed into the outer casing, it is recommend checking the unit is powered on by looking at the light on the power pod. It should be green to indicate that Foobler has been activated.
Kong is the best, ‘original’ treat toy. This toy is the ‘DADDY’ of all toys. Loved by all, this dog treat ball dispenser is as good as everyone says and a whole lot more. These toys are made from extra tough rubber to help withstand any amount of chewing and biting. They also come in a range of sizes depending on your breed of dog.
What makes the Kong even better? You can put your dogs day to day food and treats in.
How to get the best out of your KONG: MIX: ½ wet food, ½ dry food and stuff it inside. Your dog will spend hours upon hours licking every area. If your dog likes excavating, then stuff your Kong as above then Freeze over night.
As the toy dispenses food at the dogs leisure, its best to keep the dog in an enclosed space. This will prevent food being stuck in your carpets and making a right mess.
This top quality dog treat ball dispenser is made from natural rubber, so is safe and non toxic for your dog to play with. There is a series of internal flaps that help to restrict the movement of treats inside the toy, so your dog has to work harder to get them out. Available in a range of bright colours, the soft natural rubber means that this ball can be used indoors without causing excessive noise or marking of furniture.
Trixie continue to make amazing products and this is no exception.
This medium / large sized treat ball will keep your dog entertained as it rolls around, dispensing treats when pushed by your pet. The ball has an adjustable opening so that you can control the flow of treats and is ideal for medium to large sized breeds.
Note: While this toy is a great addition, it does come with some pains. The opening can be adjusted to increase the flow of treats but due to the size of the hole can be quite frustrating for the dog. We recommend using smaller dog training treats to ensure they release from the ball.
Snak ‘a’Ball is more suited for the larger dog. The hole for the treats is quite large and smallers dogs can sometimes put their jaw in.
Questions are always asked whether you should get a soft or a hard dog treat ball dispenser. Soft balls like the Trixie are better for chewing where as the Snak ‘a’ Ball is great for your dog to push around. Also, one big advantage is the noise the treats make inside the harder ball can get your pup more excited and want to play for longer (like my dog Ralph who loves noise).
The Snak ‘a’ Ball is great fun for all dogs but as advised, more suited for larger dogs. If you have laminate then please note: this can scratch if your dog is regularly pushing the ball around.
This can also be used as a play / fetch toy for your dog leisure. Your dog can also be left chewing this for hours with or without treats inside.
This smaller toy is great for smaller dogs and will give them hours of fun, but the treats take a lot longer to come out of the toy and can leave your dog frustrated.
This product is definitely value for money but we would recommend the FOOBLER or a Kong instead of this ball anyday
What Makes Great Treat Dispensing Dog Toys?
The best toys are durable, simple to use, and very easy to clean. All the above treat disoensing dog toys are all fantastic products that will entertain your dog for hours.
A great point to note; if your dog generally protects its food / toys, it’s usually best to try and train your dog to stop this before using a treat dispenser toy. Treat dispensing dog toys can also increase anamosity between dogs and cause conflict, so if you have more than one dog you may want to keep them seperate.
Keeping your dog entertained will always help prevent boredom. Boredom in dogs can cause anxiety and continuous barking. Treat dispensing dog toys not only stimulate the mind but very quickly cure bored. There are also cameras you can get where you can dispense a treat for good behaviour whilst oyur not even at home. Check out FURBO Treat Camera. Such a great camera and very good for rewarding good behaviour when your not at home.
Having reviewed these products ourselves, we have found the FOOBLER to be the most exciting for your dog by far. Ask any dog owner what they have. Share your thoughts and opinions below. Any feedback is also welcome. Have you tried any treat dispensing dog toys that aren’t listed above and would like to have this added? If so, drop us a line we’d love to hear from you.