PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy

Dog Product - PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy

Product Description

Premier Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug The Busy Buddy line of dog toys and treats is designed for longer lasting playtime. Busy Buddy treat holding or treat dispensing toys encourage dogs to interact with the toys longer. This built-in gratification system keeps them actively engaged and can be used as a part of your dogs’ treat routine, instead of giving them high calorie treats that they consume all too quickly.

The Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug provides a multi-sensory appeal to keep dogs interested and motivated to play. It stimulates your dog’s sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste, making the Tug-A-Jug the ultimate solution for interactive play. He can see and smell the treats and hear them rattle. Dogs are positively rewarded when treats or kibble dispense from the jug's opening.

The Tug-A-Jug is perfect for a game of tug, hide and seek, and fetch. It can also be used as a training tool for commands such as “Bring it,” “Leave it” and “Fetch.”


We recommend using dense, hard-to-break treats so your dog has to work harder to get them out of the toy. You may find that you need to use smaller treats at first, so they come out faster, rewarding your dog as he plays. Once your dog becomes more experienced with the Tug-A-Jug, you can begin using larger treats. They will come out more slowly and make the Tug-A-Jug more of a challenge for him. Remember to stock up on Buddy-Ohs! treats for longer lasting playtime.

Use as a Feeder

The Tug-A-Jug can be used to feed your dog his entire meal. This is especially helpful for dogs that “inhale” their meals, and immediately start asking for more. Fill the Tug-A-Jug with your dog’s kibble, and make him work for his dinner!

Getting the Right Size

Remember to consider your dog’s size and breed when choosing the right size Tug-A-Jug. If you aren’t sure which size toy is correct for your dog, go up a size. This is a good rule of thumb for choosing the right size toy.

The Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug will challenge your dog to work for his meals and encourage longer lasting playtime.

PLEASE NOTE: Some dogs may chew through the rope during play. However, this doesn’t mean that the toy is unusable. You and your dog can continue to enjoy the Tug-A-Jug by placing various sized balls inside the jug with kibble or treats. As the balls roll back and forth, they interfere with the dispensing of kibble. By changing the size of the balls or the treats, the level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit your dog’s level of play and interest. We recommend using a couple of golf balls or a Wiffle ball to begin with to build your dog’s confidence as he plays. Once he understands the new rules of the game, you can increase the number and/or diameter of the balls.

As always, we encourage you to observe your dog as he plays and to take the toy away as necessary.

Product Features

Dog Product - PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy

Treat dispensing toy:
Reward your dogs’ playtime and make it more fun. The Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug dispenses treats or kibble for your dog to enjoy while he plays.

Longer lasting playtime:
The Tug-A-Jug is made from an incredibly durable, non-toxic plastic. However, the Tug-A-Jug is NOT a chew toy. Supervise your dog during play and remove the toy if damaged.

Dishwasher safe:
Top rack only.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 9.5 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Amazon Customer Review: 3.5 stars out of 5

Positive Amazon Comment

This toy takes more effort to get food out than the Buster Cube, which I like because it occupies the dog longer. I find that the cube, even on its "hardest" setting only takes a few minutes to get out most of the food, and then the rest doesn't come out no matter how long the dogs work it. With the bottle the dogs can get nearly all the food out if they keep at it.

At first you should fill the bottle so that it is over half full. This way food can come out more easily when it is on its side. This will encourage the dog to play with it. Once the food level goes down food will only come out as they toss and pull the bottle. It took my dog a few days to get to this, but now she seems to have mastered it. She stands the bottle up and knocks it over, putting food into the neck, then she works the rope a bit and manages to get a piece of kibble out. When I first got the toy I thought she would never be able to figure it out, but she has. Even so, it takes a fair amount of work to get out just a few pieces of food, so it can keep them occupied all day.

By M. Smith "badsegue" on July 6, 2007

Negative Amazon Comment

I have a medium size dog - 38 pounds. He enjoys to chew on things but I have never thought of him as a heavy chewer. The night I received this he was so excited about it. It was so tempting to see, hear and smell the treats. Well, within 20 minutes the toy was in the garbage. He chewed off the rubber toy that blocks the treats from coming out. He then started to chew where the smell of the treats is able to escape. The plastic fell apart so easily! He then started to break off little pieces. I woudl not recommend this for a medium or large sized dog!

By jwhite122 "Math Teacher" on September 28, 2008

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