Tag: curiosity

Wobbling fun

I really love eating and sometimes when I eat, I tend to scarf it down so fast that I get threatened with a slow bowl. Slow bowls are weird contraptions that force me to slow down so I can have a proper meal without getting sick. The slow bowls are kind of annoying. It takes me forever to eat. This month, we saw that we could try out this Kong toy that wobbles back and forth. It dispenses treats or food. Mom figured it would be a fun way to have me eat.

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The Kong Wobbler has a weighted bottom and wobbles to and fro. If I smack it down, it just goes right back to standing up tall. If I hit it just right, food/treats fall out. It is amazing! The large Wobbler holds a cup of food. Perfect for me since right now  I am fed 3/4 cup twice a day.

First off mom showed me the bag of treats and then put some of  them in the Wobbler. She set it on the ground, then let me investigate. I sniffed it and realized that it had some yummy smelling stuff in there. I smacked it a few times and realized it moved around.

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No matter how many times I knocked it down, it just got right back up again. I kept hitting it, then saw treats fall out. I gobbled them up and then kept smacking it until I knew that it was empty. Once it was empty I lost interest.

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I really liked this toy. I got treats and was able to get a little exercise. Working off the treats while I eat. I like that concept. I did get a little mad when I hit it enough times it got up against a wall and I could not get it to move away from there. Once mom moved it away from the wall, I was back in business.

The next time she let me use it, she filled it with my nightly ration of food. It took a very long time to eat dinner, but I had fun while eating, so I did not mind too much. I just kept smacking it around until no more crunchies were rolling around in the  Wobbler. I preferred this over my slow bowls. It added an element of fun to meal time instead of a lot of frustration.

On to some technical stuff. It has a weighed base, so it is pretty heavy. Mom has yet to see me lift it up and try to throw it down the stairs which I do to most of my other treat dispensers.It seems to be made of pretty strong material. The top screws off so it can be refilled. It is dishwasher safe, but has to go on the top shelf. This is not a chew toy, so make sure you are watching when we have Wobbler time.

Mom gives this two thumbs up and I give this four paws up. This is a treat/meal dispenser that I would recommend to anyone who wants some fun while eating or needs to slow a pup down who is a speed eater.

You can watch the Kong Wobbler in action on my  Instagram page here

The Kong Wobbler can be found here There are two different sizes. Small for dogs up to 25 lbs and large for dogs over 25 lbs.

Visit Chewy.com for lots of other great products. They have super fast shipping and excellent customer service!

*******************This product was given to me at no charge in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.****************

 

 

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Kibble dropping fun

I was sent this pawsome new treat/kibble dispenser to test out.  It is called the Kibble Drop Puzzle Dog Toy, made by Outward Hound and it is pretty cool.  Mom or dad drop treats into the hole and it goes into one of four compartments.  My job is to find out which one the treats fell into.  I start sniffing and then use my nose to lift up the flap and start grabbing those treats.

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I have used different treat dispensers and this one provides me a little bit of a challenge.  Sometimes I am not sure which one has the treats and I end up lifting them all up. Sometimes the flap I lift is empty . Which makes me sad, because I want my treats.  It does keep me occupied though. Which for mom and dad is a good thing. They like that I can keep busy and have a snack at the same time.

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I give this 4 paws up.  It is lots of fun to play with and you get to eat. It may require a little work, but in the end, you get some noms. You can find the product here at Chewy

 

You can watch a video here of me grabbing that yummy goodness!

 

 

******DISCLAIMER*******

I received this product at no cost to me, so that I could test this out and give an honest review. All opinions on this product are mine and mine alone.

 

WHO AM I?

When I was adopted, the shelter said I was a Lab Retriever/Mix. I looked like a lab when I was a tiny pup, then my ears started to stand  up. They do not stand up all the time, sometimes they bend at the tip or if I am being a naughty pup, they go down flat. Which is totally not all that often! My vet said I might have some shepherd in me. I knew I was a mutt and was okay with that.

The humans decided that for my 3rd birthday, I would have my DNA tested to see what kind of dog I was. The test most people use on their dogs is Wisdom Panel It can test mutts like me and figure out what breeds they are. Humans test their pups for all sorts of reasons. They might want it done for behavioral purposes, training purposes, or just to know. Mine were just curious.

Mom ordered the test from Amazon and Dad was the one that had to swab my mouth. I could not have any food or water for a little while before I was swabbed, so the test results would not get messed up.I was not informed beforehand that food would be withheld!  I could have easily starved. I was given a treat after the swabbing was completed. It kind of made up for the trauma I had to endure. The swabs were then sent off to the company so the lab could test my DNA.

Mom got the email that my results were in and my report was ready. She quickly opened the report and was shocked. She was in total disbelief. I had zero lab and zero shepherd in me. She never once considered any of the breeds that I actually am. What am I, you ask?

Well I am an Akita, English Toy Spaniel, Standard Poodle Mix. Dad likes to call me a Poospanita.

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So, I am quite the mix! They also send this cool thing, that said what the other possible breeds could be.

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Mom was still in shock that I had zero lab in me. She got worried that maybe my results got mixed up with another dogs! She knew that was not the case, but to ease her mind, she emailed the lab and asked them about me. They were kind enough to run a DNA profile of a lab against mine. Well guess what? I had zero common markers with a lab. My red dot was way far away from the dots of the labs DNA. So it was final. I did not have any lab in me, but was a very cool mix of some very cool breeds.

Did you know that Wisdom Panel does a guess the breed each week on Facebook? Yours truly was featured back in August. They guessed all kinds of breeds! Doxies, Lab, Shepherd,  Pit (wtd??) I do not look anything like an American Staffordshire Terrier! A, and so many other breeds. A few people guessed the Akita in me! The winner gets to donate a DNA test to the shelter of their choice. It was lots of fun seeing peoples guesses. They warned the humans I was a tough one. They weren’t kidding!

So there you have it, I am the ultimate mutt and proud of it.

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