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Our Lyla has never been into toys. I have tried every pet toy from the most common, to the most popular, to the most obscure dog toys, and nothing has grabbed her interest.
Since Lyla is a treat hound, always begging for something more we have also tried pet toys that involve food.
When offered to try the Busy Buddy Jack Dog Toy from Chewy.com I figured why not, may as well give it another go. I really wanted to find a toy that Lyla would take interest in! I often worry that she is bored, and since she is not a social pup I worry about her being lonely. Having a toy she truly enjoys would be a huge benefit to her.
Granted Lyla gets tons of love and attention for her humans, but I want to bring out the playful pup in Lyla. I also figured if the Busy Buddy Jack Toy allowed her a treat, that would be consumed at a reasonable pace, all the better since Lyla begs nearly all day long for more treats!
So I introduced the Busy Buddy Jack Toy to Lyla …
She went to her safe place, her pet bed, and gave it a lick …
Lyla realized quickly that this was no ordinary treat!
The Busy Buddy Jack Toy is dishwasher top rack safe, comes with 4 Busy Buddy Rawhide treat refills, and you can purchase more refills on Chewy.com. It is made from durable nylon and rubber and I noticed that the toy itself has a pleasant smell of vanilla. The Busy Buddy is a great toy for dogs that suffer from separation anxiety, are home alone all day while their pet parents work, or in our case, for treat hounds that need to slow down on their consumption yet feel as though they are getting something they want.
I wanted to see just how much Lyla loved her new toy so I took the toy off of her pet pillow and moved it out into the middle of the room.
Lyla came right up to her toy and grabbed it back up!
She made her position clear, and took her Busy Buddy Jack right back to her pillow …
Lyla continued to play with, or more so gnaw at her Busy Buddy Jack Toy for the next 20 minutes.
By then she was starting to cuddle her toy more than play with it …
So Mama decided to take it away for awhile. Today we are revisiting the toy, and Mama has loosened up the rings a bit to give Lyla a better shot at getting them off to get her full reward!
Lyla does get frustrated at times, but she is also used to being handed her treats and not having to work for them. I make sure to pace her and not let her have the toy for too long. She also gets rewarded for trying to get the rings off.
The Busy Buddy Jack has provided her with a challenge, a way to use her mind, and keeps her entertained while Mama works.
The Busy Buddy Jack Toy has also made her feel accomplished and proud when she gets the rings off and gets to the full treat, even if she does not realize that her Mama helped her.
Do I feel that the Busy Buddy Jack Toy has turned Lyla into a dog that loves doggie toys? No, probably not, but I do feel that with my help it brings her a challenge to keep her mind sharp since she is not a young pup.
I also feel that the Busy Buddy Jack has given me a new way to interact with Lyla. We spend all day together, so we get into our routine, but we all need a chance in our routines every now and then, pups included! The Busy Buddy Jack Toy has added a new dimension to our daily activities and I know Lyla is enjoying it!
Recommend and approved by Lyla.
What do you think about introducing new pet toys into your dog or cat’s daily routine? What are your thoughts on this Busy Buddy Jack Toy by PetSafe? I would love to hear your comments.
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