3.13 rating based on 110 reviews
My dogs hate it
Unfortunately, my dogs hate this toy. I'm hoping I can find a friend's dog who will like it and they can have it. I thought it would be a good toy, but not working for my dogs.
the toy vibrated for one day and then stopped working. my dog who ways less than 20lbs. then started chewing the plastic nubs off the ball. waste of money.
Playful for young pups
This is a great toy for young pups. Mine are older and were not interested since they're more after squirrels running on the fence! I can see, however, how this might really entertain a young puppy who is in a strong chew and playful stage. Yes, I would still recommend it for those who need that kind of distraction as opposed to finding their shoes as the main chew attraction.
Sophie loves this toy. It is her favorite
I bought two within 5 minutes of turning on the first one it was making a terrible squeaky high pitch noise that drove everyone crazy. The next one lasted 5 days before it broke same problem. What a waste of $23.
Poor construction, Poor quality, Waste of money
from Ventura County, Ca07/16/2012
The internal vibrating mechanism malfunctions every few seconds to the point where it barely worked. Changed the batteries (which is not an easy task,) problem remained.
Made of poor materials. The plastic feels more like a child's toy that a dog toy. Took my Aussie all of 5 minutes to chew through one of the nubs, exposing a metal screw, and that was during regular play.
GREAT idea; HORRIBLE design.
from GJ, CO05/15/2014
My dogs would chew up this bumble ball in a second.
I gave it away to a toddler.
like the bumble ball ,but I did think it would be bigger when I ordered it.I am sure my large puppy will like it when he get's for Christmas
You need to press the button to turn this on, but one it is pressed, it kind of goes behind a lip to where you cannot turn it off by hand. You need to get something under the button to pry it up to turn it off.
by shiba inu
from union, nj06/30/2014
my puppy was both excited and curious with the bumble ball but he was able to destroy it within 2 minutes.
best thing ever
it was so great watching her run and play chasing the ball
Otis and Clyde Bumble Ball
We use to buy these at Petsmart and they would last forever. Unfortunately they no longer carry them. I have purchased these Bumble Balls from you in the past as well as my current order - they only seem to last 5 or 6 play times! Poor motors in them now, I think. Anyway, my dog loves them and I will most likely order more from you in the future as this is the only place that I can find them.
Don't want to sound harsh but I sure wish the quality was better.
Thank you. Sincerely. Mags Nagle
This is a hit.
from Henderson, Nevada11/13/2013
My Champ just loves this Bumble Ball. I have to hide it and then bring it out when it's time to play with it. He's obsessed with the bumble ball. I think he'd rather play with it than take a walk.
Dogs were afraid of it
My big dog was terrified of it, and my little dog seemed to be mad at it, while also being afraid. She would approach it, growl and nip at it and run off. Was not really fun for either of them. I ended up donating it to the Humane Society in hopes that they could either find a dog that liked it, or use it for their temperament testing!
this toy drives my fathers jack russell insane. only problem is batteries always run down within 20 minutes. then she picks it up and tries to chew on it. wish the nubs where smaller so she couldn't grab onto them. But overall great to watch this poor dog chase the toy til exhaustion
My puppy had 2 of the plastic spokes off of this within 5 minutes. The scary thing was that she had the battery in her mouth. Luckily i noticed it and got it off of her before she swallowed it! I replied to Entirely Pets with my concern and dissatisfaction and they have not replied back. That was over a month ago. This product is dangerous and should not be on the market.
from Lubbock, TX06/13/2013
After about 5 minunets the ball stopped working. Put new batteries in and found hard plastice cups from the nipples in side. Found they were glued not very well. now they have fallen out and toy is not sturdy or put together well. RIP OFF
fantastic entertainment for puppy or older dog
from kansas city04/24/2012
dog either broke it after 3 days or batteries died within 3 days. Need to find a very small screw driver and put new batteries in then decide. Get your camera out it is hysterical to watch the dogs go crazy. Not good in grass but on deck or cemement it is great,
from Tulsa, OK11/27/2012
My dog was scared of its movement, so I turned it off for a minute. In that time, my dog grabbed it and chewed three nobs (it says not to let dog chew--he took it and chewed it before I could get there). Then, it wouldn't turn on again. I totally wasted my money.
bumble ball not just for pets
by Caroline s. warren03/24/2008
Bumble balls are not just for pets . My grandson is Autistic and he has been playing for at least 5 years now .He is an adult and if you know autism children they like motion toys . Plenty of autistic children are using theses toys and they getting hard to find. Iam so glad i found them here because All the stores i have been in do not carry them anymore . THAnk you so much from fulton NY
I haven't bought this bumble ball yet but we had the one for kids (about 14 years ago) and my Cocker Spaniel absolutely loved it. I will most likely buy this one since it is reinforced for pets.
I bought one for our two high energy dogs last Christmas thinking that they would love it and it would wear them out...............actually it freaked them out they were both terrified, which was the last thing we expected. Neither of them would even go near it and ran out of the room when it was on.
loved to pieces!
My 8 month old yellow lab loved this toy to pieces...literally!! Within 10 minutes it was completely destroyed. However, he did love it before he destroyed it and had tons of fun for 10 minutes. Looks like fun but I don't think this is a practical toy for a dog, especially for over $10.00.
Best $0 Spent!!!
My dog loves this.. He goes crazy whether it's on or not.. I won this during the find the golden egg game. Glad i got it.. Good exercise for him.
We have a 110 pound doberman. He does not play with any toy but this. I was upset when the one he has started to get damaged. I could not find another locally. Thanks for having them online and helping me tire out one playful pooch
My dogs beg for this...
My boston terrier begs for this and looks for it when we put it away.
Not very reinforced, you should never leave your pet alone with this toy. The nubbs will come off with rough play and tugging. Over all lots of fun to watch and fun for the dog!
My dog destroyed this toy with in 5 minutes of getting it
from SW Oklahoma11/09/2012
Used this first for a Sunday School gimmick. Worked great. My dog loved it, but kept chewing the knobs off. So finally put it in a bag and turned it on. Kept him very busy, but kept him from chewing off the knobs too.
Bumble Ball not for most cats
from Kansas City, Missouri05/31/2014
The Bumble Ball was a cute item, but my cats weren't the least bit interested in it. Probably best for a dog.
DO NOT BUY
MY DOG , WHICH USUALLY PLAYS WITH EVERYTHING ( SHE WEIGHS 95 LBS ) WAS SCARRED OF ITS NOISE AND JUMPING AROUND . GAVE IT TO OUR FRIENDS WHO HAVE 2 DOGS , AND THERE DOGS RAN AWAY FROM IT. DO NOT BUY.....
I have 2 french bulldogs who i will call my Grand dogs.(6mo and 2yrs) they dearly loved to paly with this bumble ball together.Glad I purchased
Not What I Expected
Loud and not a chew toy. My smaller dogs were frightened and the larger ones uninterested.
Bumble Ball-NOT for strong chewers!
from Cary NC12/23/2012
I got my Bumble Ball in very short order-great customer service! My Corgi loves interactive toys and this one was a lot of fun for him-the only problem: it is SOFT plastic and he is a HARD chewer! Auggie played with the toy twice before he destroyed it-chewed off the plastic colored pieces and tried to eat the blue ball part. This is a great dog toy but I would recommend it for dogs who do not have a tendency to chew so hard.
Cheaply Made Toy Ball & Poor Customer Service
EntirelyPets.com split my order in two after I paid for Next Day Delivery. Two items arrived as planned and I was forced to call EntirelyPets.com because they gave me no explanation in an email or otherwise why I paid for rush and got a partial order. On the phone the EntirelyPets.com Rep. told me the Bumble Ball was backordered but of course their website showed "In Stock". He told me I'd receive it in four to six days but again, without any communication and the only way of me knowing was that they ran my credit card again and I noticed it via my bank site. They then chose to ship the BB via 1st Class (not what I paid for plus the waiting) mail so my entire order took nearly a month to complete. The Ball is awful. In 3 actual minutes from removing it from it's shipping cardboard, it died. So you need to remove three small screws to access a 3-AA powered gyroscope mechanism. Buy rechargeable's cause it eats batteries. I have a small mini dachshund (8#'s) and she likes to pounce and push it around but only two days in of her doing this, I could smell an electronics burning smell. Turns out that if you hold or show this ball resistance, the mechanism inside receives too much tension and my small dog essentially burnt out the motor. The ball is marketed as an interactive toy but if your dog does just that it would be simply easier to feed her/him twenty real dollars. I tried to see if it was the batteries but sure enough, the ball is dead and worthless now. As a side note, the EntirelyPets.com Rep. I spoke with on the phone was incredibly blunt and obnoxious and explained to me really nothing just saying that my entire order couldn't be completed and that's why I had heard nothing from them (makes sense right?).
Buy elsewhere, as EntirelyPets.com doesn't even have the simple enough email communications service that even my State DMV does to renew my license. If the Site looks unpolished it's because the company is. Too bad for them as my Pup is like my own daughter and I spoil her to the total of at least a $300 every six months. This is a cautionary review about this seller, their pitiful lack of even germane customer service and the cheaply made products they stand behind. Bye, EntirelyPets.com!
from Indpls, In03/19/2014
Recomendations, should state not for large dogs.
Just did not impress me at all.
Years ago we had purchased a Wiggly Giggly Ball. There were no batteries, or detachable parts. It was practically indestructable. It contained a giggle box inside that made silly noises when ever the ball was moved.
by pet lover
from boulder, co08/21/2014
Our Havanese puppy LOVES this toy. It keeps her going for as long as we leave it turned on. Sadly, it is not the pretty yellow color in the photo but is red, our least fav. color. Entirely Pets didn't let us choose the color, and we assumed it would look as shown. But our puppy doesn't care! Entertaining for sure.
from Olney, MD12/04/2012
I personally love the toy; however, my pet is afraid of the motions. My grandson who is 10 months loves the toy:-)
from Hamilton, Canada12/07/2013
My guys are a little frightened of this very active ball, we are very entertained watching them trying to stop it from moving, it's a bit noisy, but tough
Hard to place with a dog.
Seems it needs a brave dog to approach and play with it, but a more timid one not to run off with it and just chew on it. The product clearly says not for chewing by my shih tzu grabs it and runs away to chew the knobs. Maybe if the knobs were harder rubber and it shook more the dogs could chase it longer and not pick it up so easily. It's very noisy, but I wouldn't mind that if he didn't start to destroy it easily after casing it- and this is a 16-pound middle-aged dog missing half his teeth.
from Baltimore, MD01/11/2014
The caps were easy for my puppy to chew off. Got it for a Christmas toy for my puppy, and the first day, he was able to chew a piece of the cap off one of the bumbles. Had to toss it. May be good for a larger, older dog to play with, but do not recommend for little dogs or puppies or dogs who love to chew on things. The caps break off easy and could choke them. Luckily I was able to get the broken off piece out of his mouth.
Not a fetch toy
Because the name of the company is Otis and Claude FETCHING pet products, I thought this was a fetch toy or at least something a dog could play with. I did not realize that it is a battery operated vibrating ball that scared my dog. I took the top off the cardboard backing so I am guessing I can't return it.
Not worth the money
My maltese is afraid of the ball and barks at it, this was amusing for me however she is not enjoying the ball. My Japanese Chins got one of the rubber tips chewed off the ball within 10 minutes and the ball stopped working. I purchased two balls and one ended up in the garbage the first day.
by Chad's Mom
This really is a cute toy. It bumps and wiggles all over the floor and is quite entertaining for the dogs. That said, the main body is a hard plastic, but the colorful "bumps" are very soft. My toothless wonder, Chad, a 14 lb. Yorkie-mix, got a hold of it with his molars and before I could get across the room, had eaten one of the bumps - literally that fast. Soooooo, be careful with chewers!!!
Best Christmas toy in years
from Phoenix Az01/11/2013
It was like turning the clock back to when our kids were young an watching them play with all their new new toys as they opened them. Ki is still a puppy so his energy is much the same as a child. At first he wasn't sure about the ball when it was turned on but when we took it out in the yard an it start wiggling around in the leaves it was a blast.
Unfortunately the toy broke after one minute of playing by my dog. Very disappointing.
Extremely dangerous.Tips come right out-pet could choke! Soft rubber to chew,poorly made!!I only have a cocker and it was broken in less than 10 minutes!Took the rubber bumper out of her mouth!
Dogs run from it
from Washington state08/24/2014
Too big for a small dog and big dog runs from it. Also is hard for dog to hold. Good thing it was free.
Otis & Claude Bumble Ball
from East Greenwich ,RI12/24/2010
Poorly made,very dangerous to dogs!! Within minutes they had the rubber bumpers popped off-could choke on them or swollow very easily.Had to take it away!!Would not reccommend at all.
Rumble ball as we call it.
We had this years ago with our first dog, she hated it. I decided to try it again, the puppy didn't know what to do at first. Then she had a blast trying to get it. Great entertainment!
I did my Best
from New Braunfels, Texas08/13/2013
My little Chihuahua Mix's wouldn't have a thing to do with them. One took off the other direction, and my female just stood there and looked at it. I couldn't get either to get excited . I bought 2, I guess I'll be returning them. I liked them a lot..
My dog wasn't impressed with this toy
by Kristine L.
from Pittsburgh, PA10/22/2012
Our dog was curious at first, but I'm not certain that she understood what to do with it. After about a minute, she seemed to be agitated that it was still moving and making noise. She did bite it a few times. On two of those occasions, a piece inside the toy popped off, and we had to open it up in order to pop the piece back in to place. This was certainly a pain because you have to unscrew the two pieces apart. Afterward, I tried to pawn it off to my cats. I have five and although they looked at it for a few minutes, none of them was interested in it. It's been in a drawer ever since.
This really isn't meant for dogs. It only lasted about two minutes with mine and he had already broken it. Good concept, but needs to be made a lot stronger.
This is supposed to be for small to med-size dogs, but my 25 lb bedlington is afraid of it - whether or not it is on or off.
Bumble Ball Stumbles
Waste of money
Dog loved it but the batteries only lasted about 30 sec. and were hard to replace. Maybe I just got a lemon and others work better but don't want to spend the money to find out.
30 minute toy
from New York, NY05/14/2011
Our Boxer Mix absolutely loved this toy, so much that he did not destroy it. i gave him the toy in intervals so that he wouldn't tear it apart and he didn't. Then the next time i pulled the toy out, it had stopped jumping and shaking. i tried to figure out how to take it apart to see if it was the battery but its hard to do that as well. So it lasted all but a half a day, and it was not destroyed by my dog, who absolutely loved this toy and was trying to play with it and make it last. I then just allowed him to have it to destroy, which he did since it was not jumping and shaking. I have a very unsattisfied Boxer Mix who would like another, but will not have it for 9.99 ;(
Skip this if you have chewers....
from High Point, NC05/15/2014
My dog tore one of the pegs off within 10 minutes of unwrapping the toy. While I know it is not technically a "chew" toy, my dog still found a way to chew through it.
from Orlando, FL06/09/2014
I have had this toy for a week. My dog loves it however, he has pulled off three of the things that stick out. You can put them back on but you have to take the whole thing apart and then he pops them right off again. I wish this was a tougher toy because he does love it but it just isn't that durable.
He was able to chew the top off one of the knobs on the ball in less than an hour. I thought the plastic would have been stronger.
Sadly, not the best
We bought this toy for our 1yr old corgi. When we first set it down for him to play with it, it was absolutely awesome. He loved it! Then about 5 minutes later it started to die. We changed the batteries but it wouldn't work. We tried another set of batteries and it went off and on. I wish this had worked how it said it would because it could have been a great toy.
Love the Bumble Ball
The action on the Bumble Ball is great. It really moves and my dog is wild about it. It's everything it's advertised to be.
bounce too strong
from Fort Worth, Texas07/23/2014
My puppy tried to pick it up but the vibrations were too strong, so he gave up on it quickly. I thought it was not so heavy either.
by Denise M.
from Castro Valley, CA06/17/2013
When I first decided to try this toy I was a little skeptical but as soon as I showed it to my maltipoo named Leo, he went crazy after it! Its like he goes into predator mode and loves to pounce after it. Its his favorite toy and mine as well because I love to see my little guy happy! Would definitely recommend it to others.
I was looking for a toy to keep my newest very active 8 month old miniature poodle puppy engaged at least for a small portion of time when I did not have to actively participate with her play.
All 3 of my dogs were scared of it!
by TN Girl
None of my dogs would go near it! It's loud too. Also, the batteries were dead when product arrived & the On/Off switch is a super cheap, thin piece if plastic that will easily break.
easy to break out
my dog loves it but it breaks out in 10 days. so if your dog is heavy chewer, i recommand other products
by yell yell
from bayonne nj08/11/2013
My English bulldog loves this ball. He plays with it for half an hour stops and rests them plays again. very durable for bullies as long as its running. Once you stop it they"ll break it to shreds. Fun to watch him with it too.
from Northern California05/17/2014
The OTIS and CLAUDE Bumble Ball lasted less
than 30 second - unfortunately!
by Boxer lover
I was looking forward to getting this toy when I ordered it. I turned it on and as anticipated, my girls loved it and went right over to play with it. One picked it up and took off running, while the other made chase. The toy dropped from the mouth and broke. No more bouncy, bubbly toy. Lasted 10 minutes. If they expect dogs to play with it, they need to find a better way to protect the mechanics. A waste of money.
Does not last
This may work on a toy breed. It's too small for any other breed and it stopped working within a week.
Cute concept, waste of money
This was a cute idea and it was funny when it worked. However, we were lucky if it worked more than twice and if it stayed on for more than 5 seconds. We replaced batteries multiple times and even took it apart to see if we could fix it. We ended up throwing it out. It was an expensive piece of plastic!
Great for an energetic pet
from Springfield, MA05/09/2013
My Harley is a very energetic, busy little guy who constantly needs things to challenge him. He has great fun with all the movement the Otis and Claude Bumble Ball provides. I think he thinks it is real.
from Columbus Ohio08/28/2013
I let my puppy play with it, and one day it stopped working and was just sitting there but the whole thing was getting hot like it had stop bouncing around but the battery was still running. plus all he wanted was to do was chew off the ends that are sticking not safe for a puppy.
Whats the point?
from Rockford, IL02/25/2011
I live in an apartment with hardwood floors, and this toy makes a ton of noise. My corgi isn't sure what the point of this is. He can't carry it, he can't chew it, and he can't retrieve it. It just sits there and vibrates, so he's decided just to bark at it, then bark at me. I thought it would be a little more interactive, but its just annoying, really. And its not "unpredicitable," its just a steady vibration.
Lots of fun
She loves this toy but I only give it to her for short periods under supervision. She gets very excited. It's hard plastic so unusual for a toy they want to chase and chew. She has made a dent on some of the knobs and you just couldn't leave them unsupervised.The erratic movement is the attraction.
Bumble Ball is not for dogs!
by Lucy's mom
My gentle mini poodle chewed off one of the colored protruding pieces within 5 minutes of getting hold of the ball. Total waste of money.
This is a fun toy to watch your dog play with. some dogs might be a little scared of it because its moving all the time.
My dog watched it hop around, obviously worried about what it was and what it was going to do. But it was not a toy, in that my dog enjoyed it, played with it, loved it, or had fun with it.
For Ball-Crazy Dogs!
from Bethel Park, PA03/28/2014
If you have a ball-crazy dog, this is the toy for them! My dog loves this toy! I turn it on and put it in her blanket. She gets a good work out barking and chasing it. When she gets tired out, I turn it off and put it up. I have to hide it because she like it so much. Great purchase!
a bumbling disaster of a toy!
from ABQ, NM02/14/2012
This product is cheaply made and dangerous for dogs that have strong jaws! I gave it to my 1 year old American bulldog and turned my back for 2 minutes while he managed to rip off the nubs and chew the plastic ball shell, which cut his gums. I found a colorful plastic disaster covered with blood.
This toy my be appropriate for small dogs that don't chew, but not for large dogs that play rough.
NOT SUITABLE FOR DOGS
NOT SUITABLE AS LABEL SAYS DOGS SHOULD NOT CHEW TOY!
BUT THAT IS WHAT DOGS DO!
by Robbie's Mom01/28/2011
My Sheltie goes absolutely bonkers for this toy! We keep it out of reach so we can control his time with it...he would wear himself out completely. He loves to carry it by the bumps (they can actually be put back on once or twice) & we watch his whole head shake. He seems to think that's grand. It's worth replacing the battery a couple of times since he doesn't care how battered it gets.
Worst made product
I bought this item for my dogs at Christmas time and it lasted all of 5 minutes. We turned it on and it fell apart as it bounced around. My dogs were scared of it, so they didn't destroy it. I should have probably returned it, but I didn't want to pay the postage.
gone in 60 seconds
by Lucas Boy08/13/2013
the bumble dog toy is intended for small dogs. My 145 pound German shepherd had crushed it within three minutes. Oh, well...you know what they say...a gift once given no longer belongs to you.
My power chewing Doby still has not harmed this toy!
This product quit working the first day I got it! I tried replacing batteries thinking that maybe they were just old. No luck. Simply quit shaking. It sucks. I think that you all should send me another one just to see if it is really as bad as this ball.
Low quality and not safe
from Columbus, oh04/10/2012
I got this ball for my Great Dane puppy and it was such a waste. The batteries that come in only last a few minutes. When I tried to unscrew the screws to put new batteries in it they were so tight that they started stripping... and i was using a snap-on screw driver. Furthermore, the little nubs on it are hardly secure and can be easily chewed off and become a swallow hazard.
Best Purchase ever for about 10 minutes
from Severn< MD01/01/2014
My Puppy loved it but it lasted only for 10 minutes before she broke one of the Knobs off the ball by picking it up. It is a great toy just needs to be made more durable.
Perfect it was exactly what I was looking for. Very fast shipping AWESOME.
3rd Bumble Ball
from Frostburg, MD04/09/2013
This was the 3rd Bumble Ball I've ordered for my dog. She absolutely loves them. The second one went bad in a short time and I had to throw it away. Kept changing the batteries, but it still wouldn't work. The latest one is working fine.
I expected it to be a bit bigger, guess i didn't pay attention to dimensions. Otherwise, it's really fun. I liked that it came w/batteries & ready to play with when it arrived. My big dog is actually a bit afraid of it, which makes it more hilarious.
Bundles of Fun
I purchased this toy for my 7 year old Beagle Max. He isnt the most aggressive chewer but has way too much energy for me to handle which makes this toy perfect. It bounces all around the floor in different directions keeping Max occupied. The colorful rubber knobs and plastic casing are durable enough to handle being knocked around by a paw or two and some occasional bites.
We had this toy years ago for our last dog & loved it. This one our dog played with for about 10 min & now a connection has come loose inside & it doesn't work. Very disappointed.
from Frostburg, MD12/02/2011
We haven't played with Gracie's Bumble Ball yet as it is in her Christmas stocking. I have recommended it to about four friends and I think three have already ordered.
Unfortunately, the negative reviews were true.The mechanism stopped working within 2 days and my small Maltese dog was able to remove two of the "bumps" within 24 hrs.
Not the best for large breed dogs
from Albany, NY12/17/2012
My 2 year old German Shepherd had this toy broken within 10 minutes of playing with it. He loves to play with toys that bounce and move around so I thought that this would have been good for him. I was wrong! The spikes come off very easily and when they come off the part falls into the ball so the ball no longer turns on. I wish that I never bought this because it was a waste of money for me.
My dog was frightened by the noise and the eratic movement associated with this ball.
tips come off
Unless you have a very small dog who is not aggressive then don't buy this for a very active dog. The tips can be bitten off or break from the bouncing around. if the company could secure the structure then it would be a fun toy for a dog. I had to throw it away. Just couldn't take the chance of the tips breaking or cutting my dogs mouth if they partially broke off.
Great but does not last.
Our boxer dogs love this toy but it should last longer than an hour. The dogs were absolutely insane over the product. The noise it makes is annoying. Within an hour the dogs had moved a plastic piece inside the yellow and red section and the ball stopped. We fixed it and it happened again within ten minutes. Now it does not move at all. The dogs just sit and stare at it.( I had to put it up out of their reach.)
Buzzy bumbly fun
from Phoenix, AZ12/29/2012
This toy works just like I remember--bouncing around and making quiet noise to attract attention. The batteries were included, which was great, and even though our pup wasn't terribly interested in chasing it around (hence the four-star review instead of five), it worked just fine! Maybe a friend's pet will find it more interesting...
Maybe OK for a very small dog.
This ball lasted about 15 minutes before it was chewed into many pieces.
I have 2 pitbull's this bumble ball keep's these 2 busy and its tough and over all my dogs love it.
HE LOVES IT!
My Yorkie, Ziggy loves his new Bumby ball! He isn't the type to play with toys but this is different! He played with it Christmas morning until he was exhausted. It is just the right size for a 6lb dog and it doesn't roll under the furniture like his other ball did...a real problem since we had to get it back for him...over and over.
from New Orleans12/25/2013
I had this toy when I was a puppy. My brother & I broke three of them because we played with them so much. Then they disappeared. I have been asking Santa for this toy every year and nothing. This time as I opened my presents something smelled and looked familiar. It was a dream come true. The noisy, jumpy ball of my youth was back. I am thrilled.Thank you Santa! Love, Rufus
Otis and Claud - Bumble Ball
by Doll Lee's Mom
from Barrington, NJ06/18/2013
My dog enjoyed it a lot, but it requires a lot of batteries, which seem to wear out quickly with this toy.
While the ball is a great idea it's not the most durable. I do know it's not a chew toy but my dog was finally able to pick it up(as it moves so they weren't sure about it) and quickly dismantled it.
My dog originally had a gigglin rock and adored it. They don't make those anymore but this is very close to it. She loves it, when she wants it, she sits and unmovingly stares at her toy basket until she gets it!
Not sure every dog will go for this
Mine didn't. He is scared/curious of it kind of like he is with the vacuum. However, my 1 year old daughter loves this!
My little dog loves it!! This is not a chew toy and doggie should be supervised when chewing. Other than that, his favorite toy ever! Absolutely recommend this product.
Dog loves it
First one was shipped and after receiving it we rolled it on floor and was broke, all we heard was something clicking inside device. Called company and they sent another one. The second one was shipped as promised but it is doing the same thing. I have tried to use it with 3 different dogs, all different breeds and all the dogs walk away from it. So much for a great interactive toy for puppies or dogs. Do not waste your hard earned money on this product, it is not worth it. Now I am stuck with a toy that is heavy,loud and does not bring any kind of joy or puppy play to your pet.
by P Metz
from Palatine, IL10/14/2011
The Bumble Ball bounces all over the place and defintely peaks a dog's interest. Our dog is not quite sure what to make of it but she loves watching it bounce around. The two negatives with the product are that it uses up battries pretty quickly and it is hard so if a dog decides to bit it there is not much give. All in all I give it a 6 on a scale of 1-10.
Lasted 5 minutes.
from Gorham, Maine05/13/2014
I would not recommend this for an older Boxer (my female 15 months). She broke it in about 5 minutes. Maybe good for younger/smaller breed.
Worked for an hour
When the ball worked my dog loved it. Then ,after an hour it just stopped. I took it apart and could not find anything wrong so the motor must have just died. I checked voltage with a meter and even re-soldered connections.
fun but doesn't last
my dogs had fun chasing it around but after 10 minutes it stopped working. Now its like a regular ball. At least I didn't pay that much
Not worth it
Very frustrating toy!
It kept shuting off and getting jammed. The pieces kept coming off and the smaller parts would get stuck inside the ball and you had to dig them out to get it to work. The dog liked it when it worked.
I bought it for my grand son who just love balls. He didn't want to put it down after opening at Christmas time.
Do not purchase - dangerous
We have a 15 pound Schnauzer that chewed the knobs completely off in less than 20 minutes and the motor also stopped working, as well.
Disappointed in Product
from Gansevoort, NY01/02/2012
The product was smaller than I expected. My dogs enjoyed it the first night they had it, by the second night they had chewed on one of the areas that stuck out and what ever was on the interior must have caused the motor to get stuck and the motor burned out. I had to get rid of it due to the burning smell it was giving off.
These are such cool toys. It worked for less than a minute and this site doesn't do returns if it was out of the packaging. We were very disappointed, because we were excited to use it.
I work in a state school have a client when he is up set he loves his bumble ball it calmes him down it is the olny thing that works for him.
Best Free item ever!
by Dakota's Mom01/20/2015
I won this item during the find the golden egg event for Easter. So I placed an order to get this item thinking it was no loss if my dog didn't like it. My dog loves it! Even when it is turned off, he waits for it to move! Claws at it to make it move.
by Annie M12/27/2010
Sarge, my German Shepard loves his new toy! It took him a bit to warm up to it, but now keeps him entertained. Love the price, it's less than some stuffed toys. I would recommend this to Sarge's friends. P.S. It says, 're-enforced for pets' but, like a lot of toys, probably not for super-aggressive chewers.
from Los Angeles, CA07/04/2010
I ordered the Otis and Claude Bumpy Ball from EntirelyPets.com for my 12 lb./10 month old Dachshund Frankie. I researched the lowest price on The Bumpy Ball and EntirlyPets.com had the lowest priced $16.97 ($11.99+10% off+tax+shipping) but changed in my bank account to $14.59 ($9.99+10% off+tax+shipping) :) Frankie was scared of The Bumpy Ball and repeatedly barked in a high pitch. First I turned The Bumpy Ball off and held it in my hand to let Frankie sniff it. Next I turned it back on in my hand while speeking to Frankie in a calm manner and kept petting him as he approached The Bumpy Ball again. Second contact with The Bumpy Ball was more of a whining tone. Now Frankie carries The Bumpy Ball around in his mouth as it shakes his entire body. The average play time is approximately 15 minutes before Frankie tires and lay watching it. The batteries provided don't last long which can result in Frankie chewing off one of the attachments:( It is difficult to change the batteries and requires tools:( The Bumpy Ball is the best dog toy I have ever purchased:)
It didnt work and i paid to have it shipped back and shipping it cost almost as much as the cost of the ball that didnt work. I am not happy i lost money on something that didnt work.
Such an entertaining toy!
by Dusty's mom
from Pensacola, FL04/17/2012
It took a while for my dog to get used to this toy, mostly barking at it at first, but after a couple days he's playing with it by pushing it with his nose and chasing it across the floor. Sometimes he actually picks it up for a few seconds and his whole head shakes along with it. It's a blast to watch. The batteries are included and seem to last a long time as well which is a big plus!
Otis and Claude-Bumble Ball
from La Push, WA05/19/2014
Hard plastic and not for dogs...
got this as a "free" item and it is dumb and returned to the cardboard....trash?
otis and claude bumble ball
by dot dot
from NEWNAN, GEORGIA11/02/2011
GOOD EXERCISE FOR MY BEAGLES. THEY LUV IT
Scared my dogs.
This item is very noisy and my dogs were very frightened by it. My lab actually ran from the room and cowered on the stairs. I wish I had done some more research as $10+ is a lot to waste on a toy that none of my dogs will even go near.
Scares 2 dogs
I bought this as a Christmas present for our miniature schnauzer. At first she ran away from it and upon subsequent tries she'd look at it for a few seconds and walk away. So, we thought we'd see how our "granddog", a shih-tzu pomeranian mix, liked it. He took one look at it and ran upstairs!
Neither dog is normally afraid of moving toys, but they certainly didn't like this one!!
It's not for all dogs
I thought my hyper terrier would love this toy, but in fact he was scared of it. I found a friend to give the toy to so at least it's not a complete waste! The toy bounces and vibrates just as the package describes (so I gave it 4 stars), but be aware that some dogs may not enjoy this toy.
4 out of 5
from Ocean Springs, MS07/06/2012
The Bumble Ball is smaller than the one that it is replacing. I had a Wipe Out Ball that I used to keep my Sheltie happy and occupied, it would jump around while playing Wipe Out and then stop jumping during the drum solo then start up again. It was big but then again I guess it wasn't made for dogs.
Pup loves (hates) it
Our boxer puppy loves this thing. Chases it, bats it around. Keeps him entertained longer than most toys.
from Willoughby, Ohio07/19/2012
My dog destroyed it in one day. The plastic thimbles on the outside of cheap plastic. I think they should make them with rubber. I have an English Bulldog who is very playful and loves to play with toys, I didn't think this could
get broken that quickly. He is not a aggressive dog either.
When I purchased the dog toy I thought it would come in about 1-1 1/2, it didn't come for 3 weeks and that's after I called customer service to ask where it was. When I got the toy (I got 2 toys actually) it was fun for about 30 minuets then they were completely destroyed. It was advertised as a fun I interactive chew toy, however the packaging clearly says "not a chew toy"!! What dog toy is not a chew toy?!
We were so excited to have found Bumble Ball and ordered one straight away. It arrived quickly but after 20 minutes of play, the ball was still winding but stopped moving about.
Not good for LARGE GERMAN SHEPHERDS
I bought 2 Bumble balls for my cousins German Shepherd, ZACH! I had a feeling he might break it, and, I turned it on, he looked at me, and in a matter of ONE minute, it was chewed, and ruined!
I need a STRONG toy that he cannot destroy, so I can give him the same look he gave me!
This toy just made my puppy nervous. Drove me crazy with the noise. Too hard when he did try to grab.
It lasted 20 minutes
from Philadelphia, PA02/12/2012
Very cute toy, but it is not for hard chewers. My foster dog chewed off most of the protruding plastic pieces within 20 minutes. She didn't eat any of them, but she could have. This toy is not durable, and it isn't safe.
excellent product, needs to be designed for bigger dogs and puppys. An offset balance would allow the ball to roll on it's own and create more entertainment.
The Bumble Ball is so much fun for our dog and for us to watch her. She was a little afraid of it at first but then had to check it out anyway!!
loads of fun!!!
Otis and Claude Ball
It definitely did not hold up to my 7 month old Grand Puppy German shepherds play. One of the nibs was torn after one playtime. Probably better for smaller dogs
from washington state12/18/2011
my 16 month old boxer loved it! But after leaving for work and returning home I found it destroyed. Might work better for a smaller dog. I think Ill order one for my niece who is two, I know shell love it!
Bumble ball toy
from Shelton Washington02/18/2014
It bounces around really well but the first time we gave it to our dog to play with she loved it but then stopped it and was able to chew the "plastic" off one of the legs. I would not let a dog play with it unless you are right there to ensure they don't chew and swallow plastic pieces. The plastic knobs should be made of more sturdy material.
Not durable enough
I have a very strong dachshund whose mission in life is to destroy toys. I was hoping the bumble ball would be durable enough to withstand his determination. I was wrong. He broke it the first day I gave it to him! He pulled all the "nubs" out and he broke the button so it wouldn't vibrate anymore. Needless to say, I wasted a lot of money.
Bunches of Fun
from Lexington, SC05/15/2014
Received it as a "free" gift with my purchase and gave it to my neighbors 1.5 yr old Beagle who is a nut to begin with and once turned on, HE was turned on with the motions and funky noises.
Chasing and barking and biting at it, kept him occupied. He even likes to chew on it when it's "off"....which he's never~
Young, active dogs will love this toy.
not what we expected
our girl loves the movement of the ball and loes to play with it. We were disappointed that it wasn't made of rubber or at least softer plastic. We feel we have to hover over her, in fear that she'll break a tooth on it when picking it up
purchased for my Pug puppy
When this toy arrived,it was turned on by a button which immedately fell inside the toy and has never worked again.
Otis and Claude Bumble Ball
It's noisy and scary, heavy and the batteries only last about 30 seconds.
don't subject your dog to this! So much better to use a human- or canine-powered erratic bouncy toy like a Kong or a Planet Dog toy
from Fairfield CT12/04/2012
This is a very cool toy, unfortunately both my dogs are afraid of it! :(
Not for big dogs or heavy chewers
from Fort Wayne10/15/2013
My Airedale Terrier went crazy for it but soon had the tips chewed off & shortly after It quit vibrating.
Bumble Ball-not recommended
My dog, as Aussie mix, loved this toy but it stopped working after only 10 minutes. The toy states it is for "entertainment only" but, you can't expect a dog to just sit and look at a toy without interacting with it. Even after it stopped working she tried to play with it, carrying it around the house but, the little feet started to pop off. I was afraid she would swallow them. After 30 minutes the toy was in the trash. Great idea but they need to work on it to make it more dog-friendly. Do not purchase,
Christmas toy not a complete hit
from Central CA12/26/2012
Our pug was curious with the Bumble Ball, but I think the size and noise level prevented her from completely enjoying it. The noise level is loud, particularly for the size of the ball. Also, it seems the size might be better suited for a large dog as our pug could only paw at it. If your dog doesn't mind vacuum-like noise and has a larger mouth to latch on to the nubs, it might be a hit for your household. Unfortunately the enjoyment was short-lived for us.
This is an amazing toy! My friend's jack russell terrier pup was in heaven playing with this. Now they have to only allow him one hour a day because he will literally play with it all day if allowed. He wags his tail when they even talk about it!
Otis & Claude Bumble Ball
by Aussie Mom
from Takoma Park MD02/12/2012
Entertaining for inquisitive puppies. Hilarious to watch puppy chase the toy. Recommended for small breed puppies only. The toy was broken to bits in less than 5 minutes by a 9 month old Australian Shepherd.
Our 7 month old Shih tzu loves to play with almost anything he can get his hands on. I really thought this moving Bumble Ball would get him excited and he would play with it a lot. Unfortunately, from the first time he wasn't interested in it. I have tried to get him to play with it numerous times since, but to no avail.