Recently when I was in NYC for the Purina Better With Pets Summit, I learned that food puzzles are one of the best enrichment tools for dogs. I already figured this was true, but it was nice to hear it from experts. Along with food puzzles, treat dispenser toys are extremely popular for dogs who get bored easily. They give mental stimulation to a dog who may otherwise become stressed out if they don’t have something to do. Like many pet parents, I have a couple of durable, fill-able toys laying around the house, but I was excited for Khloee to try the PetSafe Busy Buddy Puppy Twist ‘n Treat Dog Toy.
This toy is like nothing I’ve ever given to my dogs. You literally twist it open, fill it with treats, then close it. When you twist it shut, you can decide how big the opening is for treats to fall out, as the two halves are adjustable. Originally, I gave Khloee the Twist n’ Treat with lots of treats in it. I closed it just enough so the treats were secure. Well, I put it down for Khloee and not even three minutes later, she had already eaten all of the treats. Okay…I guess I need to make it more difficult for her next time.
On my second try, I once again filled up the Twist ‘n Treat but this time I made the opening for the treats much smaller. It worked! Khloee rolled the toy around the family room for a while, a treat coming out every now and then. It kept her focused and busy. I could tell she was thinking about how she was going to get all of the treats out.
The Twist ‘n Treat comes in three sizes:
- Extra Small size for puppies under 10 pounds
- Small size for puppies 8 – 20 pounds
- Medium size for puppies 20 – 50 pounds
- Patented toy design is highly adjustable
- Works with small or spreadable treats
- Colors vary – You choose the size, color ships at random!
- Dishwasher safe, top rack only
- Soft chew strength
- Treat-dispensing toy
Overall, the PetSafe Busy Buddy Puppy Twist ‘n Treat Dog Toy is good for small dogs. It’s really not an extremely challenging toy, so I wouldn’t recommend it for a dog who needs a ton of mental stimulation. The Twist ‘n Treat is a great toy for puppies, as they can chew on it as well.
You can purchase the PetSafe Busy Buddy Puppy Twist ‘n Treat Dog Toy on Chewy.com for an amazing price! We tested the small version, but Chewy.com also offers the extra small and medium sizes. It really is a great toy for the price, and any small dog would enjoy it!
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