We just finished drying off from a wet and cold walk around the neighborhood. It’s been raining for a month straight here (or at least it feels like it), so Teton and I are ready for some sunny weather!
On Monday, my friend/co-worker gave me a treat sample from a local pet store called Zak and Zoe the other day.
I love when pet stores provide sample treats for their customers! It’s a fun way of getting a store name out there.
I’ll have to check out Zak and Zoe. From the looks of their website, I would like what they carry in the store.
Tonight’s review is a fun one.
I’ve been on the hunt for a new and exciting interactive toy for a while now. We bought (and loved) Premier Pets’ Twist ‘N Treat, bought (and hated…and returned!) Premier Pets’ Tug-A-Jug, and have seriously considered (but haven’t bitten the bullet) purchasing one of Nina Ottosson’s puzzle toys.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that PetSmart is carrying a new line of interactive toys for dogs.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Contempo Tessa!
The Tessa is small enough for little dogs but big enough to also be challenging and rewarding for larger breeds.
Like the Twist ‘N Treat, you fill the Tessa with treats and set the difficulty level accordingly.
Fill the Tessa up with treats (I like to use small, low-calorie ones like Zuke’s Mini Naturals for interactive toys)…
…screw the lid back on…
…put your dog out of his/her misery…
…and watch the fun begin!
Price – $14.99 is a very reasonable price for the Contempo Tessa. Dare I say that I likely would have spent a few dollars more, even!
Quality – The Tessa appears to be pretty durable. I would definitely not use the word “cheap” when describing this toy to other Dog Moms and Dads.
Ease of Use – Easy for both Dog Moms/Dads and pooch! But of course, not too easy for pooch. It’s great that the difficulty level can be altered as needed.
T-Factor – The Little Blogger is all about the Tessa right now. He picked it up pretty quickly, but I’m a happy Dog Mom because it takes him a while to get all of the treats out of it and I feel as though the wheels his brain turn as he works the toy!
Teton and I give the Contempo Tessa an 8 out of 10. We like the whole package: price, quality, and ease of use.
Has your dog ever tried an interactive toy (treat or otherwise)? If so, what was your experience?