3.79 rating based on 14 reviews
keeps my aussie busy
from Salem oregon05/20/2013
My Aussie loves this, entertains him while slowing down meal time to allow my border collie to finish his meal in peace. Great price ~
Busy he was
Kept my fast eater busy for a while trying to dispense the kibble. Slowed down his eating and challenging for him.
Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Ball Toy - Medium/Large
from Philadelphia, PA04/23/2014
Good for a large or ex-large dog. Had a problem with the opening at the ends of the ball.
Better Than Ever
by Saint Brodies Mom08/25/2010
Once again Premier has made a genius dog toy for my genius dog. This is the best so far. We love their toys. This is the most challenging. Our dog is brilliant and has mastered every toy so far. When he first got this he actually got frustrated which I've never seen. Because of the egg shape it is extremely difficult to get the treats out. The momentum, angle, everything has to be perfect. It's not for the beginner dog. There are a few challenges for us as well. It can be difficult getting the threads lined up and getting it screwed together. It does take patience. We left it unattended, with our not so genius puppy; it was open in the closet. He got it and chewed the edges of it for just a second before I caught him. It was enough to permanently destroy the threads and render the toy useless. But as long as the human can work the toy properly, your dog should love it for a long, long time.
Keeps Puppy Busy
from Ojai, CA07/04/2013
I am so glad I purchased Busy Buddy. It keeps my 9 month old puppy busy, and out of trouble for quite a long time. It is very sturdy, and it becomes a toy when empty. Easy to load.
Great feeding toy
from Phila., PA01/01/2013
This was a Christmas gift for my 10-month-old 35 lb. puppy. She has been having a great time with it. It didn't take her long to figure out how to get the food out, but it's still a challenge to get some of the larger pieces out. I have been putting a portion of her meals in the ball, which keeps her busy when I'm doing other things. It's a little hard to screw the 2 halves together, especially when the puppy is anxiously waiting for it. I'm also afraid the hard plastic will break or crack when it hits the tile or falls down the steps, but so far(1week), it's been ok. She hasn't been able to destroy it by chewing it yet either.
my dogs love it
My dogs love rolling it around! Need to be sure to fill it using variety is sized kibble. That way some will easily fall out while others will make it more challenging.
not my favorite
from Upstate, NY04/15/2013
I have found it hard and awkward to screw the two halves together. And I think my rowdy dogs can unscrew it if given the chance.
Good feeding alternative
by Watson's mom10/13/2013
Good option for feeding. He can get it open sometimes but hasn't been able to chew it to a point that it doesn't work. It's fun to watch him bat it around.
busy buddy kibble ball toy
18 m/o killed it within 3 weeks. Bits and pieces everywhere.
Cool toy idea
This is a nice toy, well constructed and distributes treats as it is played with. But my dog refuses to play it, she is skittish and the sound of the food rolling inside it scares her. The ball is made of hard plastic,with the lighter colored design on the outside being a softer material so it can be gripped easier, it is not a chew toy. I would think that most other dogs would probably love this toy.
Great energy expender!
The BB Kibble Nibble Ball is great for our lab when she needs to burn off some energy. It's size and shape is well thought out as she must continually interact with it to receive the treats, plus it is too large for her to crush in her mouth as she has so many other "indestructible" toys. Be careful, as the instructions warn, not to trim too many rubber prongs at once. Patience pays off with the perfect toy for your chosen food/treat. The Premiere Busy Buddy line has given us new hope in dog toys. Our lab destroys most toys in minutes, but I took a risk and ordered several PBB toys based on glowing reviews of durability and we have not been disappointed!! The only thing keeping this from a 5 star rating is that it unscrews as she plays with the toy. A bit of tape holds it together, but a better fix would be for it to come with a rubber gasket or a notch for it to click into.
My large dog loves this toy. It does come apart easily, I put a small rubber band where it unscrews, and it stopped the problem. It takes very small treats though, you can trim the "fingers" to allow larger treats to fall out. He hasn't tired of this toy yet!
from Stuttgart Germany12/28/2010
I love this toy! I have tried many treat dispensing toys in the past but soon after purchase my pups would be able to chew them open but the egg shape is so big that they are not able to crack it open ! It keeps them entertained for hours I throw some big treats that will not fit through the hole to make it a little tougher and it keeps my pups thinking . Great toy for Lrg breed dogs
(bought the Lrg. size)