PetSafe is an incredibly expansive pet product company. Starting in 1991, they now reach households across 52 countries! While the company tends to focus on electronic pet products, they offer training aids, treats, travel accessories and more. Among PetSafe’s collection of toys, you will notice an innovative brand called Busy Buddy. The Petsafe Busy Buddy dog toy line instantly grabbed our attention with its fun shapes and interactive designs.
Interactive dog toys have become utterly essential in every dog owner’s household. Today, owners realize that bored dogs tend to exhibit problem behaviors. Additionally, what’s better than spoiling your pup with a fun new toy?! Your favorite part is watching their eyes light up with excitement and love.
Your pup’s physical and mental energy will be fulfilled with the PetSafe Busy Buddy dog toy line. In general, new textures, shapes, and treats entice your furbaby to focus their attention. We always recommend having great interactive toys and chew toys around the house. Without these options, your pup may resort to paw licking, barking, digging, or home destruction! Yikes!
Overall, PetSafe offers a wide variety of toys in their Busy Buddy dog toy line. It can be difficult to pick just one! We did some research and landed on five fantastic Busy Buddy toy options.
Food Dispensing Options:
The PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude
The Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude is considered interactive because it has the ability to dispense treats. As your pup plays with the toy, hidden treats will pop out and reward them. Furthermore, this dog toy is dishwasher safe! You can choose from size extra small, small, medium, and large.
We have previously reviewed this particular product in a full-length article, which is why you will find this description short. For much more information, please visit our PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude article.
The PetSafe Twist’n Treat Dog Toy
The Twist’n Treat Dog Toy looks like a purple sand dollar. Similar to the Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude, it is designed to pop out your pup’s favorite treats. Additionally, you can feel safe using dry treats, wet treats, and kibble dinners. For example, this amazing toy has the ability to hold entire meals! We love this feature because it turns the product into a slow feeder. Slow feeders are a wonderful option to encourage your pup to slow their eating habits!
In brief, the Twist’n Treat has two flat pieces that twist together. The space in-between is where an owner will house treats and/or kibble. With an adjustable twist, you can leave a larger gap for treats to fall out more easily. In contrast, a smaller gap raises the difficulty! Customers like using wet treats, like peanut butter, to keep their pup distracted longer. After getting dirty with slobber and treats, simply pop this baby into the dishwasher. But, be careful to use the top rack only.
We have noticed that most, if not all, of PetSafe’s Busy Buddy toys are made from natural rubber. The Twist’n Treat is no exception. On the down side, it is China made. Due to its design, this toy is not recommended for heavy chewing pups! Powerful jaws can easily destroy its shape and ability to function. Customers confirm that the Twist’n Treat is best for light chewers. On the bright side, its rubber texture remains quiet when played with on hard floors.
You will be able to choose from four sizes. Pups under 10lbs. will want size extra small. Those between 10 and 20lbs. should receive size small. Next, size medium is designed for dogs between 20 and 50lbs. Finally, size large is meant for furbaby’s over 50lbs. These sizes cover the entire range of dog breeds and age, allowing any pooch to experience the PetSafe Twist’n Treat.
While this interactive toy will not accommodate heavy chewers, we love it for its ability to become a slow feeder. Furthermore, the twisting action gives an owner power to adjust difficulty. In essence, the Twist’n Treat has received good reviews.
The PetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing Dog Toy
Continuing our love over slow feeding action, PetSafe’s Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing dog toy is specifically designed to hold a full meal of kibble. While you can certainly pop healthy treats inside, its large interior allows for great slow feeding action. Consequently, you will not want to use wet treats.
Made from non-toxic plastic, the round and hollow ball features a hole at its top. This hole allows for food or treats to pop out as your pooch rolls the ball around. By unscrewing the product around its center, you will disconnect two halves and be able to fill the ball. Furthermore, the Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing dog toy is dishwasher safe on the top rack. Just be sure to unscrew the two halves first!
We love this interactive toy’s rubber bumpers that cover the ball like a spider web. They reduce any noise as your pup plays! Nevertheless, this is not a chew toy. The plastic exterior is not designed to withstand biting and gnawing.
Customers note that smart pups will eventually learn how to unscrew the ball. Additionally, there is a possibility of the toy coming unscrewed on its own, after lots of rolling around. To reduce the amount of time it takes for kibble to pop out, try cutting back the rubber teeth around the product’s hole. In other words, this will allow more pieces of food to fall out at a quicker rate.
PetSafe offers their Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing dog toy in two sizes. First, the small size measures 6.9” tall with packaging. It will be perfect for dogs under 20lbs. Second, the large size measures 10” tall with packaging. PetSafe suggests this size for pups over 20lbs.
This is a great product for those looking to slow down their pup’s eating habits. Unlike regular slow feeder bowls, it’s fun food dispensing qualities act as a game for Fido! It will hold their attention and burn some of that excess energy. Consequently, a nice nap will surely follow!
Chew Toy Options:
The PetSafe Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone Dog Toy
Gifting chew toys to your pup is absolutely essential because all dogs chew. It is a natural habit but should be monitored if it turns aggressive. If a pup does not have a variety of chew toys at hand, they will go to find their own. For example: your shoes, your daughter’s stuffed animal, the decorative pillow, yikes!
PetSafe has incorporated chew toy designed into their Busy Buddy dog toy line. Their Bouncy Bone dog toy features a great bone shape with a hollow rubber ball attached in the middle. Both nylon and natural rubber made, PetSafe is 100% positive the bone is great for heavy chewers!
Furthermore, the company added treat rings for interactive play. By unscrewing one bone end, you can insert a treat ring and reassemble the bone. Not only will Fido love you for the snack, but it will continue to keep them occupied! Upon order, the Bouncy Bone comes with 6 natural rawhide treat rings. Unfortunately, refills are sold separately. When ordering your treat ring refills, purchase size B.
Without the treat rings, you will be able to clean the bone via top rack of the dishwasher. Although this product is made in China, PetSafe offers outstanding USA-based customer service. Ingredients for the rawhide treat rings are not listed. Therefore, you should be aware of your furbaby’s food preferences and allergies. Some customers have opted to buy their own treats.
Notable, some customers do not like the treats that come with the Bouncy Bone dog toy. Some pups have experience diarrhea after ingesting, yikes! Consequently, pet owners prefer the bone without adding treats. By and large, this dog chew toy is fantastic on its own!
You can choose from four bone sizes: small, medium, medium-large, and large. Pups under 10lbs will fit size small. Next, the medium size is great for dogs between 10 and 50lbs. Pups weighing 50 to 90lbs. should go for size medium.Finally, the large size will be perfect for dogs 75lbs. or more. PetSafe notes that all dogs need to be 6 months of age or older to play with the bone.
PetSafe Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Dog Toy
The PetSafe Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Dog Toy will help you level up on your chew toy game. Not only is it durable, but it features some bells and whistles to help clean your pup’s teeth! A bone shape is Nylon, natural rubber, and scrubbing bristles made. Obviously, Fido will love these different textures.
PetSafe designed their Bristly Bone with two nylon bone ends. Next, spiky rubber rings will massage your furbaby’s gums. Finally, the center piece includes bristles that will scrub off bits of food, tartar, and plaque. One customer even commented that their dog’s teeth were whiter!
Similar to the Bouncy Bone, this product come with 4 natural rawhide rings to add in the bone. Refills will be sold separately and are classified as size B. Without the treat rings, you can easily pop the toy into the dishwasher on the top rack.
While the added bristle feature is innovative and highly functional, some customers are concerned. After some chewing, the bristles begin to come loose. Are they safe for your pup to ingest? One customer suggests buying a second bone and removing the bristle ring. Then, you can transfer the spiky rubber rings for use instead.
Overall, we love the durability of PetSafe’s Busy Buddy Bristle Bone dog toy. Furthermore, the various textures it provides will be great for cleaning your pup’s teeth. Choose for size extra small, small, medium, or large. Size extra small measures 4” tall with packaging and is great for pups under 10lbs. Size small is for dogs between 10 and 25lbs. Next, medium measures 6.4” tall with packaging and is designed for dogs 25 to 50lbs. Finally, the large size is 3.5” tall without the packaging. For example, if you have a larger dog between 50 and 90lbs, go for size large.
Product Pricing Breakdown
This price of each product will depend on the size you purchase. Yet, all products will be under $20. We have provided a quick overview of the pricing you can expect:
Squirrel Dude: $
Twist’n Treat: $
Bristle Bone: $
Kibble Nibble: $$
Bouncy Bone: $$