Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tug-A-Jug


This is my new favorite interactive dog toy, the Tug-A-Jug. I have to give credit to Tanner, the greyhound, at Aragon Greyhounds for introducing me to it. I love it because you simply unscrew the bottom and fill it with your dog's kibble meal.
Screw the bottom back on (I didn't really have to tell you that did I?) and give it to your dog. Just takes a minute. I purchased the small (8 inches long, 3.5 inches wide) size for the greyhounds. It is not so big that they cannot pick it up.

Even some of our senior greyhounds (10 and 11 years old) have been able to figure out the Tug-A-Jug.

13 comments:

Muttsandaklutz said...

Yes, it's a great food toy for sure! I picked one up after reading Aragon Greyhounds' post as well. Walter still hasn't figured it out but Lucy has the hang of it. Recently I had to add to the challenge for her so that it would last longer. I cut up a margarine lid into a few big pieces and put them in along with the kibble.

It's so convenient to use, quick and easy it is to fill, and gives Lucy a good long mealtime.

houndstooth said...

That's a lot like the Puzzle Cubes that we have here. We started feeding Hawk with it because he'd just inhale his food.

The funny part was that the girls figured out that if they waited, Hawk would start rolling it across the floor and they'd all wait, then snag the bites of food the fell out! He did all the work, they got all the treats! We did change things, but it was so funny to watch!

Tarmar said...

I'm glad to hear that young Tanner has had a paw in helping other folks out! We use a variety of interactive toys so that he has lots of different challenges. It's a great way to keep an active dog busy while you watch a movie or eat dinner or both!

Sientay L said...

Looks like a great toy. I'll have to get one for Dino to try. Where did you get it?

Thanks for sharing!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Hey Sientay, Dino might really like it. Just click "Tug-a-Jug" in the post... its a link.

CharlieDog said...

Love the tug a jug. I'll have to try putting other things in there to keep Oz from getting his food out so quickly.

I also wanted to tell you that the U Dirty Dog in Newnan has Zanie flyer for sale! I saw them and I immediately thought of you. You might go by there and pick what they have up. And find out where they got them!!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I like the idea of putting other things in the Tug-A-Jug to slow it down too.

Thanks Charlie Dog! I am pretty good on Zanie Flyers for now. I probably have 30! :-) Thank you for thinking of me!

Kathy said...

I had one and had to get rid of it (gave it to a friend) because my guys were picking it up and flinging it. It's pretty heavy and they about knocked each other out with it :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Looks like a great idea!

Sientay L said...

Duh. You always link your neat finds. Thanks for the reminder.

I hope Dino won't find this too much work for some food. He's so used to the frozen kongs, which I think he finds easy and fast.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I was surprised that Stephen's seniors got into it and were able to empty the Tug-a-Jug out. I think Katie would starve to death... she is so set in her ways now. She expects 2 Kongs a day. They are hardly worth the effort... maybe I should stuff a margarine lid into her Kongs... that'll slow her down. :-)

Sandy ~~~ said...

OH greyt! Thanks so much for such a kewl toy/food dispenser...gotta get one. Creel still gets his frozen Kong in the crate in the morning --- he's so busy with that he hardly notices me ducking out the back door for work. But with the Tug-A-Jug he could have fun in the morning and night when it's kibble time....AND maybe chew or at least eat slower.

Question for you all...do you know where I could get one of the round, rabbit hair covered squeeky balls? My obedience trainer had one yesterday for class and after Creel and I were done heeling off leash with it I thought, now this dog IS toy rewarded...it's not just food anymore. Thanks!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

No, but I'd be interested in a rabbit fur squeaky ball too. Let me know if you find out.