|Hailey swinging her jug|
One of the puzzle toys I purchases for Lee was Busy Buddy's Tug-A-Jug. Originally, like all the new puzzle toys, Lee was a little nervous of it, but quickly this became her favourite new toy.
-It can hold a lot of food, so if you wanted to use this to replace dish feeding, it would hold a lot.
-So far it has been very durable (mind you, neither of my dogs really throw it around)
-It is easy to fill (the bottom screws off).
-It was fairly easy for Lee to figure out (so if you have a dog new to puzzles, it may be a good place to start)
-Although easy, it only gives a treat or two at a time if the dog is just pulling the rope, so it takes some time to get all the food out.
-The rope makes it easy for Hailey to carry it around
-Hailey loves it!
-It is made of plastic, so it is very loud when being played with on our ceramic or laminate floors (thankfully Hailey likes to take it to one of her beds)
-Hailey figured out she could bunch her one bed up and have the cookies pour out, so I have to make sure she doesn't have access to that bed (For some dogs it may be too easy)
-It is a pain to clean. The plastic is ok to clean, but the rope is hard to clean and takes forever to dry (several days) - which means you can't use it for several days. We had one incident when we had company and after Lee had little puzzle time, I put it up, without opening it or checking it. When I went to get it a few days later, due to her saliva and the couple treats left inside, it was growing mouldy and was very gross. [While I admit this was my fault, it is something to keep in mind]
Given the issues with keeping it clean, I give it 3 out of 4 paws.
The opinions expressed in this post are mine. I independently purchased this toy and am sharing my thoughts about it. The company doesn't know I am doing this.