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Busy Buddy Barnacle Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

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$4.95

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$6.95

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MED

$9.95

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Product Summary:

Busy Buddy® Barnacle Multi-Chamber Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

The Busy Buddy® Barnacle takes fun for your dog to a whole new level! This interactive treat dispensing toy feature three patented Treat Meters™ that randomly dispense your dogs’s favorite treats like Buddy-Ohs!™ and Buddy Berries™ dog treats. Trim the Treat Meter prongs with scissors to increase the rate at which the treat come out. The bone-shaped grooves can be filled with your dog’s favorite smearable treat, such as peanut butter and cheese for an extra treat. The Busy Buddy bounces wildly to keep your dog moving and happy!

Features:

  • Interactive treat dispensing dog toy
  • Three patented Treat Meters™ randomly dispense your dog’s favorite treats like Buddy-Ohs! and Buddy Berries (sold separately)
  • Treat Meters can be trimmed to increase rate at which the treats come out
  • Bone-shaped grooves can be smeared with your dog’s favorite smearable treat, such as peanut butter or cheese
  • Unpredictable bounce keeps your dog on the move
  • 100% dishwasher safe (top rack only)
  • Comes in three sizes to accommodate all breed sizes
Item Specifications:

Sizes:
X-Small: for dogs 10 lb. and under (teacup and toy size breeds)
Small: for dogs 10-25 lb. (breeds such as Jack Russell, Pug, Boston Terrier)
Medium: for dogs 25-50 lb. (breeds such as Beagle, Spaniel, Border Collie)
Large: for dogs 50-90 lb. (breeds such as Retriever, Shepherd, Boxer

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
LRG 498596 LRG BB-BRCL-L 759023096162
MED 498596 MED BB-BRCL-M 759023096155
SML 498596 SML BB-BRCL-S 759023096148
XSM 498596 XSM BB-BRCL-XS 759023096131

Product Reviews by Customers

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My jack russell loved this, so I ordered another. Then she chewed through it
September 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
doesn't hold as much as it looks
I thought that the 3 balls shared a single interior section, but they're in fact 3 separate sections with a thick lining separating them. The large version does NOT hold 2/3 of a cup of kibble & the small does NOT hold 1/4 cup of kibble. Filling all 3 sections of the toy, I was only able to put about 2/3 of each dog's meal in the toy and then had to refill with the remaining 1/3 of their meal once they emptied the toy. This is disappointing as these are not large portions & from the exterior, it would appear that the large would easily hold at least 2/3 of a cup of kibble, but it does not.I will keep using it & just have to refill with the remainder of my dogs' meals when they empty the first load, but having a single interior chamber, or at least a far thinner interior chamber would be better. Or at least update the description to tell the buyer exactly how much the whole toy holds when all 3 sections are full so we know if it's big enough for our needs.
January 10, 2017
Both of my Maltese' love this and it keeps them happy for hours and hours!
October 22, 2016
Kennel safe, multi-functional
I may have ordered the smaller one on accident, so my dogs struggle a bit to get the treats out depending on the size of the treat, but these are great! They bounce all over, which my dogs love, and have three different places to stick snackies in. The rubber is thick and durable, so I don't have to worry about someone eating part of it and choking. May have to purchase the larger ones if I did indeed buy the small one.
October 10, 2016
It's fine
This isn't a bad toy - I just wish the interior was connected so the food could travel through the different compartments. Each compartment has a different sized treat opening. I found the large section to have too large of an opening for the food I use. Everything fell out of that section really quickly. I do like the interior flaps in every compartment that make it more challenging for food or treats to fall out. You can cut these if it seems like it's too hard for anything to come out.
May 3, 2016
Fun AND indestructible!
this is a great toy. the interesting shape makes it roll/bounce funny and even my big dog loves it (and she doesn't usually play with toys).throw a little kibble in it and it keeps her nicely busy and happy.
February 24, 2016
Great quality toy!
I purchased this toy for my two Yorkers at Christmas. They both love it so much that I am back to buy another one because they don't like to share. It is durable and keeps them busy for hours.
January 20, 2016
Tough treat ball!
My dog can empty most "treat balls" in 3 minutes. This one makes him work for the treats, and keeps him busy for a long time. It's very durable and made of tough #meaning hard to ruin# material. Good for dogs who tear up their plastic toys.
February 4, 2015
Novel and challenging!
our 9 month old GSD puppy seems to like it- we fill it with kibble and rotate with other favorites so he doesn't get bored. We also use kibble in the StarMark everlasting fun ball and Atomic treat ball - they have all held up equally well.
January 7, 2015
Molly LOVES This Toy!!!
My dog is a Service Dog and isn't really interested in toys, HOWEVER, she loves this toy! It has a very pleasant scent to it which is nothing to worry about. It takes a little bit of doing to get the treats out. My dog is a Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund and this is her reward toy for the fine job she does everyday as my Service dog. She LOVES it!!
October 13, 2013
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I've had this before, but I wanted to get another in case the other one wears out.
Barbara K on Aug 27, 2017
The reviews seemed to show it a fun and durable toy for larger dogs.
Elizabeth H on Dec 12, 2016
I've had this before, but I wanted to get another in case the other one wears out.
Barbara K on Aug 27, 2017
My dogs love treat dispensing toys and I feed dinner meals from a variety of such toys every day. It was time to get some new toys and these seem a little more challenging than the current toys, but not so challenging that they'll give up.
Jody E on Dec 23, 2016
The reviews seemed to show it a fun and durable toy for larger dogs.
Elizabeth H on Dec 12, 2016
Have several of these, great products for dogs that have a normal kong figured out.
Kim B on Dec 6, 2016
The best treat toy dispenser ever! Totally occupies my dog for an hour each day!
KELLY M on Apr 20, 2016
Multiple openings for treats and peanut butter.
Susan O on Feb 28, 2016
Trying to keep Czesky busy. This got good reviews.
Katherine W on Jan 15, 2016
This looks like fun for our Penelope! Weird shape with lots of places for treats!!
Mariel B on Dec 19, 2015
unique design
Patricia F on Nov 30, 2015
looks like my dogs will really enjoy!
Gail J on Nov 20, 2015
Need some extra stimulation
drew p on Sep 30, 2015
Very durable product! The kids love it and if they love it so does Mom! Been searching around for a good durable toy that would last through strong chewers and this fits the requirement---perfect!
eliza p on Aug 14, 2015
My puppy is bored and his old toys- forget about it! He is starting to explore in a less desirable way i.e. chewing a shoe (He has never done this ever), removing the door stopper in the wall which prevents the door from damaging the wall (The little springy thing) How did he do that????... He is smart and this looks like it can keep him entertained and challenged for my toy poodle aka Pup Pup.
Lutuece H on Jul 16, 2015
To give my dog some excercise.
Erin S on Apr 27, 2015
Try something new , busy buddy's are great toys!
Keith B on Mar 20, 2015
Make it a challenge for my dog to get the treats out. It works well for dogs who want their treats NOW, because they have to work for them.
Barbara K on Jan 29, 2015
My rat terrier loves to search for treats.
Kim D on Oct 19, 2014
Gift for my sons dog. It looks like a sturdy toy which is important as my sons dog is very hard on dog toys
Amy B on Oct 2, 2014
My pup like to work for her food, so I like to buy toys like this to use to feed her each day.
CATHERINE P on Sep 5, 2014
My dog loves to search for treats
Noris G on Feb 17, 2014
My dogs love treat dispensing toys and I feed dinner meals from a variety of such toys every day. It was time to get some new toys and these seem a little more challenging than the current toys, but not so challenging that they'll give up.
Jody E on Dec 23, 2016
Have several of these, great products for dogs that have a normal kong figured out.
Kim B on Dec 6, 2016
Where do I get the "buddy ohs and buddy berries" that is says they use ?
A shopper on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do apologize as we do not offer those treats for this toy. Any other small sized treat such as kibble should work in the toy.