If you haven’t gotten an interactive toy for your dog yet, well then, I feel sorry for your dog. Interactive toys, whether they involve treats or not, are a fantastic way to provide mental and physical stimulation to your dog. They keep things interesting, which is something we can all appreciate.
Last month, Teton got a new interactive treat toy from Chewy.com. We’ve tried a handful and I think this is probably the most well-made and one of the best executions we’ve seen.
Dog Moms and Dog Dads, I present to you, the Starmark Treat Dispensing Bob-a-Lot.
The Bob-a-Lot comes in either small or large. Small is recommended for dogs that are 20 lbs and less, while large is best for dogs over 20 lbs and can hold as much as three cups. Woof.
Teton can be a finicky eater when it comes to his breakfast and dinner, so I prefer to fill interactive toys with treats so he’s more motivated to play with them, but if you have a dog who inhales their dinner or is generally super excited to eat, you could definitely put their normal kibble into the Bob-a-Lot and make them work for it!
The Bob-a-Lot lid screws on and off and the top of the toy is where you dump in the treats.
Teton’s latest favorite treat I purchased at a boujie pet store in Seattle, but as luck would have it, Chewy.com carries them!
These are Sojos Good Dog treats in the Blueberry Cobbler flavor. They are tiny little crunchy bones that are easily broken, which is what I did before putting a few into the Bob-a-Lot. They’re small enough that you wouldn’t need to break them, but I like to because, well, it makes Teton work harder and longer.
While you’re loading the Bob-a-Lot, you might get a creeper.
Once it’s locked and loaded and the top is screwed back on, you can adjust the hole that the treats come out of.
Obviously, the more narrow the hole the harder it will be for your dog to get the treats out. I made it just slightly more narrow for Teton the first time he tried it, and I think that was a good difficulty level for him.
A few things to note.
I think Teton could have used the small size Bob-a-Lot, but the large is perfectly fine, too.
This sucker is on sale for under $20 (large) or under $14 (small) on Chewy.com right now and it’s worth it. Take mine (and Teton’s) word.
That’s all for now.
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