Bailey was asked to review the Outward Hound Kibble Drop Puzzle this month as a part of her duties as a spokesdog for Chewy.com. Before I tell you what Bailey thinks about her new toy, I have to say that if you have a paralyzed dog this toy is perfect. I’ll go into details about that later, but first I want to share a behind the scenes story about the day our Kibble Drop Puzzle arrived.
At 16 months-old, Bailey thinks she is a “very smart cookie” and as her pet mom I am proud of her accomplishments. Bailey graduated from Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 training class which is a feat none of my other seven dogs have ever done. I love how she has learned that her restroom is outdoors and we don’t have any more accidents on the carpet and I beam when I talk to her and she looks at me with a smile that says “I understand every word you are saying.”
I really thought I enjoyed having a smart cookie for a dog until the day she proved she was smarter than me.
The Kibble Drop Puzzle Arrived
When Bailey’s Kibble Drop Puzzle arrived, the box said it was a “treat-seeking puzzle for smart pups.” The idea is for pet parents to drop kibble or treats into the top of the toy and they fall randomly into one of four treat chambers that are covered by plastic flaps.
The goal is for your dog to figure out how to open each flap in order to retrieve and eat the tasty treats. It sounds pretty simple, right? All I had to do was drop the kibble inside a round hole and let Bailey figure out the rest, but here’s what happened after I opened the box.
I looked at the brightly colored puzzle and opened and closed the flaps with my fingers. I wondered how they expected a dog who has no fingers to open the flaps. There were no instructions on the box and I didn’t want Bailey to get discouraged so I placed the puzzle on the floor and started yelling for her to use her teeth to flip open a flap.
Bailey was very excited to have a new toy and she could smell the kibble inside so she sniffed around the toy and tried to use her teeth like I was telling her, but nothing happened. Then without any instructions from me or a manual, my 16 month-old puppy figured how to work the toy by pushing up each flap with the tip of her nose. It was easy for her and she instinctively knew how retrieve the treats.
I was proud and flabbergasted at the same time. It took Bailey less than a minute to discover how the toy worked after I had been searching for instructions for the past 10 minutes.
Bailey’s been playing with the Kibble Drop every day for the past two weeks. She loves it so much she even wants to eat her meals using the toy.
I like the Kibble Drop because it’s made of a hard durable plastic that stands up to Bailey’s strong teeth as she carries the toy around the house and I like the rubber legs that keep the toy from sliding all over the floor.
Perfect for Handicapped Dogs
The best part of the Kibble Drop is that it is the perfect interactive toy for a paralyzed or immobile dog. It’s important to keep a paralyzed dog’s mind active and the problem solving skills involved in the Kibble Drop will keep your dog’s brain working while having fun too. Sophie loved her treat puzzle and we used it every night to keep her mind stimulated, but I had to sit next to her because our toy was round like a ball and it always rolled too far out of her reach. The Kibble Drop would have allowed her to play on her own and be a little more independent.
- Interactive, treat-seeking doggy fun
- Keeps your pup playing longer
- 4 treat chambers
- Multiple scent guides
- 4 treat-hiding flaps
- Made with durable food-safe plastic
- BPA, PVC, & phthalate free
Bailey’s Outward Hound Kibble Drop Puzzle has become one of her all-time favorite toys. She definitely gives this interactive toy a two paws up vote. Your dog can get their own Kibble Drop Puzzle sent directly to your house at Chewy.com.
Disclaimer: Bailey is a Spokesdog for Chewy.com and each month she receives a new product to sample and give her honest review. I am not a veterinarian or pet specialist. This story is about my dog’s personal experience with this product.