In nature, dogs have to forage for their food. Smarter Toys allow dogs to work for their food and, in the process, gain healthy mental and physical stimulation. Essentially, the toys allow dogs to be dogs, feeding their instincts.
Part toy, part treat dispenser, the Atomic Treat Ball is a barker favorite. The OurPet's Atomic Treat Ball dog toy uses your dog's favorite food or treat to keep him mentally stimulated, physically active, happy and healthy!The ''Molecule'' shaped toy is made from durable, non-toxic thermoplastic that holds up to the toughest dogs. Portion controlled meals or treats can be loaded into the opening. The Atomic Treat Ball is easy to clean and refill.
Maybe my dog's brain is smaller than most. But, she had a heck of a time getting the treats out of this ball - especially with the white barrier inserted. We just gave up and will stick to her orange Tricky Treat Ball.
Great product by Irish from Spokane Valley, WA01/29/2012
easier for my dogs to get their kibble out of...but you still need to buy small kibble for it to be effective
Great for Ferrets Too by Pickledferret from West Texas02/02/2012
You should include in the description that this Treat Ball also makes a great interactive treat dispenser for FERRETS, many treats sold specifically for ferrets fit nicely in it and it makes them exercise and learn to roll the ball to get treats out. Thanks!
Love it! by Shih Tzu Love from Whittier, NC06/20/2010
This was the first treat ball I have given my Shih Tzu's...when I first gave it to them they had no idea what to do with it. It has been about 3 or 4 days since then & they are rolling it all over the house, they spend hours with it =) I am so glad that I decided to buy this. As for durability, it is standing up well & my dogs are hard chewers. It cleans very easily. I would recommend this for anyone looking to give their dog mental stimulation & hours of fun.
Gave this to our golden and he had peices off in lesss that 2 minutes and had to throw it away. Complete waste of Money
by from 01/29/2013
My dog loves to eat food out of his KONG, but I'm constantly having to refill it. I bought this because it looked like it would hold a lot of food - which it indeed does - at least five times what his KONG holds. In that aspect, I love it.
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dogs love it by Weezer04/29/2013
Both dogs love this - Rotty continues to play with it when it's empty. Food dispenses easily - larger kibble stays in a bit longer as hole at top is not adjustable.
by from 02/05/2013
I have two Siberian Huskies. One is a six month old female, eats like a regular dog - fairly quickly. My older boy could care less about food. We've sampled the spectrum of different foods with very little success. I originally bought this for our puppy, to help her slow down a bit and work a little bit for her food, but to my surprise, my picky adult dog thinks this toy is the best thing - EVER. I loaded it up with about a cup of his plain kibble and put a few treats in, rolled it across the floor and he took it from there. This dog NEVER eats plain kibble. I've repeated this several times, just to make sure it wasn't a fluke... he'll play with it until the last few kibbles, then come drop it in my lap so I can get those pesky last couple out for him. Now, we feed him about half of his daily food from the Atomic Treat Ball - he loves it!
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DOG LOVED IT by ALLIE from MI11/07/2012
MY DOGS LOVE THE ATOMIC TREAT BALL !!! IT IS OUR SECOND ONE, THE ONLY RECOMMENDATION I HAVE IS WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH IT PICK IT UP TILL NEXT TIME !!! MY DOG LOVES TO CHEW IT UP.
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5" Atomic Ball by CFM from Twin Falls, ID04/24/2013
My dog loves this treat ball for when we are leaving her alone. She works hard at getting the kibble out. After a friend dog chewed the top off her last one, I couldn't find one locally, and was glad to find this one online at EntirelyPets.
lasting purchase by bubba01/11/2012
was very pleased with this product and will purchase again from this company..turn around time excellant
fun for a few minutes by Jenn H. from Archer,FL12/24/2012
I have two 70lb puppies and while these don't last long because they chew them to pieces pretty fast, they absolutely love them. It makes them work a little bit for treats.
We use ours as a food ball. Didnt realize how small 5" is. The opening on the ball is really small also. I dont think her food will fit through the opening when we switch her from her puppy food. This is a good product for smaller dogs or puppys.
Fun toy by DR from New Jersey06/18/2013
My dog trainer recommended the buster cube, a plastic cube that releases treat pellets.The reviews said it makes a lot of noise when used in the house because it's hard plastic. I decided to get IQ treat ball because you can adjust the size of the hole that dispenses the treat. It too is made of hard plastic, but since it is a sphere I think it makes less noise than a cube being pushed around the tile floor. My dog loves this toy and keeps him occupied for a while.
my favorite treat dispensing dog toy by wendy*Lake Stevens, wa from lake stevens, wa.05/02/2013
if you are looking for something to keep your dog busy. ....IQ Ball is what you need. The IQ Ball is extremely user friendly: easy to fill and easy to clean. I do not leave this down for my dogs to play with whenever they want to but put it away after each use so when they do get it, it is very exciting for them. I love it so much, I even bought one for a friend! ,
Great Entertainment by Derby's Mom from West Texas11/27/2012
My two youngest goldens entertain themselves for hours with this interactive toy. If your dog is food-driven, simply load a portion of their meal into this cube and turn it over to your pet and watch the fun.
Favorite Treat Cube by Miss Molly's Mom from Minnesota03/19/2013
Miss Molly loved her blue cube...so much that I am purchasing a new one because we seem to have misplaced ours...truthfully, I think Molly has it stashed somewhere. She especially likes the sweet potato flavored stars I put in her cube.
Great for dogs with lots of energy! by Tiffany from Jacksonville, FL06/11/2013
I have a border collie mix and this is her second toy! She loves it! I use it to feed her twice a day because she has so much energy and she is a working dog. It helps to give her a job and to burn off some energy while she's running around the house chasing the ball and food!
Our dogs have always had Buster Food Cubes. They are rugged, and give them hours of enjoyment.
Seemed like a good idea by Irish01/29/2012
very hard to get food in and even on the widest setting, was difficult for my dogs to get anything out of it. kibble needs to be very small for it to work.
I have always like the buster cubes to keep my pets busy. I have had many dogs over the years and many at one time that work like a pack.
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Buster Food Cube Entertains by Rick from Vancouver, Washington01/14/2013
I have used the cube in the past for young Lab pups to entertain and challenge them in the past. I lent my red cube to a friend and then moved and did not get it back. I ordered a new one (blue) and haven't gotten the same good results. I think the red one is more challenging than the blue but I may have a smarter Lab this time around. Overall, it is a way for pups to entertain themselves depending on how smart they are.
nice toy that should survive with a hearty chewer by Jay from Miami, FL12/14/2012
Really like the Buster Cube. Finally a toy my Weim can not easily destroy. The treat dispenser is an added bonus. Getting the treat access to open and close for refilling requires looking at the notch patterns closely because it will only twist down in one pattern. Not a problem just have to pay attention. Corners are rounded make it difficult for doggie to find a weak spot to damage. Would have preferred the option to pick the color. Received the yellow. Would have liked the red or blue.
Fun Challenge by it's.a.southern.thing from Virginia04/22/2012
This is a fun challenge for my 10 month old weimaraner. She's very toy motivated, and I think enjoys it more for the challenge and less for the treats that come out. In the beginning, I had to watch her closely with it because she tends to scoot it into corners and then gets frustrated that she can't get it away from the wall. Overall, she is definitely enjoying it, and it's a fun game to play. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new, challenging food toy. Also if your dog isn't very toy motivated, they might not be that interested in the cube.
Really Great Item! by Margaret from Lockport, NY02/01/2012
My dog and I love the 5" Buster Food Cube. For my dog, he has a great time knocking the cube around and being rewarded by finding pieces of dry kibble/food coming out of it and gobbling the pieces up. I love it cause he uses up a lot of energy with this activity and I enjoy watching him have fun. Now when it's his meal time he looks forward to getting the food cube to play with. It's great for a dog that requires lots of activity.
Disappointed by lauraliz12/12/2011
The product seems like a great idea, but our dog is terrified of it and won't even go near it. Probably is a good product but I'll never know because my dog won't use it.
Great product by pnutwnut from Sand Lake, MI01/26/2012
My dogs love the Buster cube. Makes them work for their dinner.
Wonderful Product! by Margaret from Lockport, NY02/09/2012
The Buster Food Cube was definitely a great investment. Now when I feed my dog I just get the cube out and use a funnel to put my dog's kibble in it. He loves playing with it and being rewarded by the pieces of food that tumble out a little at a time. He loves his cube so much that he is very protective of it when it has food in it. It's a great way for him to use up some of the energy he has and be fed at the same time. We love it. I would highly recommend this product to others.
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love it by lori from butler, pa11/12/2011
great my dog loves it, she doesnt finish her food in two mins gives her something to do! a little noisy but doesnt get stuck under anything so far
Okay, I guess. by Jen O from Portland, OR01/29/2013
I was looking for a higher capacity toy for my dog to eat his food from. He loves to eat his food from his KONG, but I am constantly having to refill it. He doesn't seem to be very interested in this one. It won't fit in his mouth, so he can't pick it up and drop it like his KONG. And the square shape makes it hard for him to even knock it around with his paws. It's hard for the food to come out. I'll probably toss this in the trash.
Love the cube! by Kre from Chicago, IL01/12/2013
My dog and my daughter's dog love the Buster Cube. It took both of them a little bit to figure out how to get the food but they had fun doing it. You could almost see the wheels turning!
Excellent results as always by kvs11/02/2012
I hadn't bought the 5" Buster cube in a while, and was happy to find it was just as awesome as always. The giftee was a Ridgeback/Pitbull mix, about 90 lbs. Took him about 5 min to learn it. So far he's been unable to destroy it :)
This surely keeps the dogs attention and extends mealtime quite a bit. It can get quite noisy as it's a hard plastic. My Dogs love it.
by from 04/01/2013
My medium sized dog (55 lb) loves this food cube. It took her a few minutes to get the hang of how it worked, but now it's a breeze for her to roll around. We will often put one of her meals in the cube and let her "work" for it. She enjoys it.
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Love This Toy! by Courtney from San Diego, CA12/20/2011
The Buster cube is one of the best toys I have ever bought for my dog! Chase, a 1 year old German Shepherd, loves to play with this entertaining food dispenser. He makes my whole family, including my 7 month old son, giggle for hours as he chases the cube around trying to get the food. It's wonderful!
Barking Good Time by Derby's Mom from West Texas05/07/2013
Derby, Chassis and Chilly LOVE their Buster Cubes! I reserve a bit of their kibble from their meals and place it in their cubes and off they go. They nudge and play until their cube is empty.
Durable & Fun by milkweed from NY Gunks01/12/2012
Great for shelter dogs and for dogs that are left home for periods of time.
Worth the price by Connie from Owensboro, KY06/06/2013
Got this toy about an hour ago, and my 4 cats have been sitting in a circle, absolutely fascinated, taking turns grabbing at the elusive tail. Many times they catch it, only to have it escape them, but sometimes they pull it across the floor by the tail. A few times, they turned it over trying to get the mouse out. Seems like it runs longer than 7 minutes at a time to me, which is good. I am very happy with it. They will probably soon become bored with it and ignore it, but for now, it has captivated them and engaged them. The mere fact that it has sparked some interest and brought something unusual to their usually boring lives is all I can ask for. For that alone, even if it only lasts a little while, it is worth it to me. Their favorite toys will probably always be the wand toys, which means I have to play, too, LOL, but it is hard to play wth 4 impatient, jealous cats at the same time. They don't like to share, and if they can't play long enough at a time with it before another gets his turn, they usually walk away. They are pretty easily bored, so I am surprised they are still encircled around it, with deadly-serious demeanors, waiting for their prey to pop its tail out again. Guess I'd better re-start it! :-) I recommend this toy!
Not worth it by CatsRus from Amherst, NY10/10/2011
Cats were intrigued for all about a few minutes. Not alot of activity to keep their interest. It's teases them at first but because the program is so slow they loose interest quickly. The mouse is just a spring activated squeeker (i.e. not motorized). We returned it.
So much fun!!! by Petal from Pgh Pa12/11/2012
I bought this for my "boys" for Christmas, but couldn't resist letting them play with it immediately. They LOVE it!!! The random action of the tail whipping around gets them in attack mode. They tumble over each other to get at the whipping tail and have great fun with it- and I have fun watching them!