3.97 rating based on 31 reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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 ;(
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!!!
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!
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.
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
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,
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
otis and claude bumble ball
by dot dot
from NEWNAN, GEORGIA11/02/2011
GOOD EXERCISE FOR MY BEAGLES. THEY LUV IT
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!
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.
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.
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.
Maybe OK for a very small dog.
This ball lasted about 15 minutes before it was chewed into many pieces.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
I bought it for my grand son who just love balls. He didn't want to put it down after opening at Christmas time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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:)
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
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.
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.