Before heading out to work or leading your pup into the crate for the day, it is always a good idea to hand over a fun, interactive toy. Bored pups are more likely to become destructive chewers, excessive barkers, and more. New and exciting toys will become their energetic outlet and stimulate their mind while you are away. The Petsafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude is a creative interactive dog toy for your furbaby to latch onto.

This durable dog toy is a treat dispenser, which allows you to stuff your pup’s favorite treats into it. Your dog can chew, roll, or toss the toy to get a treat to fall out. Additionally, this quality dog toy is durable enough for a tough chewer! PetSafe had your dog’s needs in mind when they designed the Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude. Durable rubber and easy clean-up are among the many features that will make you love this interactive toy.

About The Company: PetSafe and Busy Buddy

PetSafe is dedicated to creating innovative designs to improve their products. They spend time researching new ways to make unique toys products their customers will love! PetSafe is the largest manufacturer of electronic pet training products in the U.S., distributing items to 52 countries.

We support PetSafe, not only because they are a successful company, but they also give back to their community. They have donated over $1 million in grants to build and maintain dog parks all over the U.S. In addition, they volunteer and make donations to organizations that help animals and youth education. This shows how much they care for their community, and for dogs!

Busy Buddy is a product line by PetSafe, which focuses on reducing boredom for pets. The word “busy” is in the name for a reason! These toys can keep your dog busy for hours, which can result in many benefits. There are a variety of toys in the Busy Buddy line such as treat dispensers, treat holders, chew toys, and puppy toys.

Why do we love it?

There are many reasons to love the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude. One reason is that it is made by a company we support. Also, we are fans of interactive toys, because they provide benefits to improve your dog’s play time. This toy has many features that make it high quality. Not only does it dispense treats for your pup to eat up, but it is durable and dishwasher safe!

4 Prime Benefits of an Interactive Toy

Reduced boredom: No one enjoys being bored. If your dog is experiencing boredom, it can result in unwanted behavior such as chewing, digging, and barking. Dogs need mental stimulation, and you can provide it by giving them an interactive toy. Leaving our pets at home can be hard; as pet owners we worry about them. With the use of the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude, you can reduce your dog’s boredom while you are away at work.

Safe chewing: Sometimes when dogs get bored, they will look for ways to entertain themselves that pet owners might not like. For example, they might chew on your shoes while you are gone. Yikes! By giving your dog a toy that is meant to be chewed, you can direct their behavior toward a safe activity. We know you do not want your household items to get destroy by your furry friend, so give this chew toy a try!

Mental stimulation: Like we mentioned before, dogs can get bored if they do not have enough stimulation. Mental stimulation is great for your dog, because it allows them solve challenges, like getting a treat to dispense from the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude. Providing your dog with mental challenges can increase happiness and reduce stress. After all, we know you want your dog to be happy.

Rewards: Your dog will love when they finally get a treat to fall out of the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude. This will encourage them to continue playing with their new toy! Your pup will keep chewing and rolling the toy to get a treat to dispense, which will entertain them for hours of play time.

About the Product: PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude

Dishwasher Safe

Your pup’s toys can easily get dirty after a long day of hard play. Additionally, after putting kibble or peanut butter inside of the toy, the toy can get a bit sticky. Cleaning has been made easy with the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude! This toy is dishwasher safe, allowing you to conveniently wash your dog’s toy. It is recommended that you place the toy on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Toys are also prone to collecting bacteria. Your dog will constantly have their mouth on this toy, so you should clean the toy periodically. We care about you and your dog’s safety, which is why we suggest washing this toy to prevent bacteria.

Natural Rubber

We love rubber toys, because they provide durability that your dog needs. Rubber is gentle on your dog’s teeth, unlike tennis balls which can be abrasive. Also, your average tennis ball can be ripped to shreds, but a rubber toy is strong to handle all of your hours of play! The fact that it is made from natural rubber makes us even happier because that means PetSafe avoids the use of chemicals in their material. We want the safest products for your dog, and we know you do too!

Toys that are made from rubber have an exciting bounce to them. Give the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude a toss and watch as your pup happily chases after the erratic, bouncing treat dispenser! Treats will fly out in all directions, giving Fido that extra boost of interactive fun.

Made for All Size Dogs

Each size dog has specific needs for their toys. For example, large dogs need toys that are big enough for their mouths. You never want a toy to be able to fit completely inside of your dog’s mouth because they could accidentally swallow it. The PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel dude comes in sizes ranging from extra small to large. The variety of sizes will be sure to meet the needs of your dog, no matter what size they are!

Who is this toy for?

We believe this toy could be of great use for all dogs. However, it is especially good for tough chewers! The PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude is durable and made to withstand your dog’s aggressive chewing. Other toys, like fluffy stuffed animals or flying discs, lack durability. Luckily, PetSafe names the Squirrel Dude as one of their most durable toys in the Busy Buddy product line! This ensures that it will be great for your tough chewer. Even though this is a strong toy, be sure to check it for damage after it has been played with. If it has been torn into smaller pieces, it could become a choking hazard for your pup.

Replacement Policy

PetSafe shows they have great customer service by allowing a one-time replacement for their toys. If you purchase a toy that is the correct size for your dog, and they somehow destroy it, PetSafe will replace the toy. They will either give you the same toy, or you can try a different one to see if it will work better for your dog.

Treat Options for The Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude

There are a variety of options for treats you can put in the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude. Kibble is always a great choice because it is small and easy to stuff in the toy. As your dog is playing with the toy, kibble can randomly fall out to give them a reward. You can also put smearable food, such as peanut butter inside of the toy. Use your dog’s favorite treats and food to get them excited to play with their new toy!

The PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude has a treat meter, which controls how the treats fall out of the toy. There are rubber prongs in the treat meter, which you can trim to allow treats to dispense more easily. If you want it to be more difficult for your dog to release a treat, then leave the prongs as is. If your dog becomes easily frustrated, trimming the prongs could be helpful. You can cut them with scissors or nail clippers, but be aware that there is no going back. Once the prongs have been trimmed, you cannot replace them.


By and large, we believe you and your dog deserve the best! There is value in this product because it offers many benefits at an affordable price. Interactive toys like the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude will be an exciting new way to play with your pup. Quality is important when purchasing a product, which is why we think you will be satisfied with this toy. Furthermore, it is durable, which is always a feature to look for in dog toys! We hope the time spent with the PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude will bring happiness to both you and your furry family member.