Note: This product appears to have two versions from two companies, this one is from Bruin Enterprises.
I can’t agree with that assessment in the least. There are a few design flaws in this version of the toy that lead to an interesting clean-up that left me dissatisfied.
Durability(1/10): She had destroyed the entry point with about 3 minutes of half-supervision(in reality she did it in about 30 seconds). I was attempting to teach her how to roll the toy to get the kibble but she would grab it and run (which would cause a splattering of treats that she’d then go clean up) – so I figured this was good enough and when my friend called me over I went to attend to the issue. When I next looked over at my pup there was orange plastic all over as she was trying to chew into the hole.
Entertainment Value(Me: 1/10, Lilo: 3/10): She was frustrated because the opening to the toy is actually designed so that kibble can’t fall out easily – you have to almost “bounce” this toy to get kibble out of the top (it’s bottlenecked on the inside). I wasn’t amused because she felt her only option was destruction after a few minutes of trying, and failing, to get kibble out through rolling/shaking it. Trying to get the food out myself after it was busted up was frustrating despite the holes present that were helping me.
House Safety(3.5/10): This is a hard plastic and when it is rolled hard or dropped makes quite the thud. I wouldn’t trust it near anything breakable or any fragile floor surfaces.
Smell(10/10): There was no smell when I got it. That being said this would be nearly impossible to clean so I imagine it would gather a stench at time goes on. As this is hypothetical I will leave this as a 10 but points will be lost below.
Ease of Cleaning(1/10): One can fairly easily wipe the outside off assuming no carnage has been done but, due to the inner lip, you won’t be able to easily clean the inner portion – so whatever you put in there will leave its residue and you’ll be stuck with it. My thoughts on that: Eww.
Some Uses: Treat dispenser, independent play is advertised but I would strongly urge for supervised play only as this doesn’t look very friendly to a pups digestive tract.
Cost: I purchased this for $14.99 plus tax at a local pet store. The Omega Paw version is about the same on Amazon.
Sizes Available: It appears as though this is the only size available from Bruin Enterprises.
Bottom Line: Nope. This isn’t quality material compared to other treat toys I’ve seen since. As far as I can tell it’s a cheaper version of the Omega Paw in terms of material and build so I think I was given misguided information on this toy as the employees there probably thought they had the top model. I’d be interested in trying the Omega Paw version but for now I am sceptical of this build of toy.
Note: It’s important to remember that nothing is indestructible and all good things will come to an end – monitor the condition of this toy and please remove it when it shows considerable amounts of wear and tear.