My two dogs love activity toys, so when I spotted the kong wobbler I immediately splashed out and bought it for my year old border collie. It is, like all of the kong toys, well made and a clever design. The bottom of this toy is filled with sand, so it's fairly heavy (my Labrador can pick it up, the collie can't). The first time I filled it with kibble, I obviously hadn't screwed the base on tight enough as within a few minutes, the whole thing was in two pieces and all the food was gone. I do find that getting the base to line up properly to screw it in is a little tricky.....bearing in mind this toy is fairly heavy and has a wide base...and I have little hands! However, this does not put me off the toy at all, I would immediately replace it if it was broken. It's now been used for over a year, possibly twice or three times a week and it's still going strong. It's scuffed a fair bit, both from determined teeth and from being bashed around on the concrete slabs, but this does not affect its use. It's easily cleaned which is a huge bonus as its used predominately outside. It can (or at least it is with my pair bouncing on it!) be noisy when used on slabs, which is a consideration if you have easily annoyed neighbours or noise sensitive pets. My dogs found it good fun and would persevere until every morsel was out....and then annoy me to fill it back up! Brilliant fun and well worth the money.
My dog Max loves Kong toys, we have found that these are the only toys which he does not destroy! Max ix a cross breed medium sized dog.
The Kong wobbler is ingenius. It is red and made of a very strong durable plastic and is marked with the Kong logo. It has a removable screw base so that you can fill the toy with treats. The base is domed and I believe weighted in some way so the the toy can wobble and roll- releasing treats from the hole on the main part of the toy. Obviously the size of the hole determines the type of treats that can be used with this toy- we have used all sorts- yoghurt drops, chocolate drops, small biscuits and titbits, basically anything that could be released via the hole.
The wobbler stands around 26cm high. It is very durable and long lasting, Max has had his for around 18 months and it still looks like new. He has hours of fun with it and will chase it all over the room. He finds it very stimulating and it helps him to burn off some energy.
The kong wobbler can be brought from Amazon for around £9. Which in my opinion for the hours of fun Max has had is an absolute bargain, especially as the toy is extremely durable and long lasting. It is also very easy to clean.
We would most definitely buy another should something happen to ours, as I think Max would be a bit lost. He doesnt have it everyday, as I like to rotate his kong toys to keep them fresh (he has probably 5-6 different ones) but he has it 2-3 times a week and is always so excited.
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This is a great device for keeping your dog entertained both mentally and physically.
The construction is of hard plastic, very strong, the bottom is filled with sand and will roll upright making it a bit more of a challenge to get the snacks out, it comes in two parts simply unscrew fill with dry food then screw back together, the upper half has a small hole for food to come out, most dry food can come out but there are some that are to big best to check as your dog will not be best pleased if he has been at it all morning with no reward, its a good size and my border collie can just lift and carry it and no more.
There are more good things about this toy than bad, my dog liked it straight away nudging it with his nose kicking it with his paws and running after it all over the house at top speed, all the time checking for anything that had fell out. To empty it takes my dog about 30 minutes depending on how much is in it and also the size of food.
The downside of this product is its hardness, my dog will chase it all over the house at high speed crashing into everything, banging it of the skirting boards and everything else thats about, personally I am not bothered but I would recommened it being used in a controlled area to limit damage.
My dog has had hours of fun with this toy and this will continue as even after 6 months it is still in very good condition.
We bought the Kong Wobbler for our German Shepherd from Pets At Home. It was priced at £14.00 but looked a good sturdy product that would survive unlike so many other toys and items we had tried Fino on.
The 'Kong Wobbler is a food/treat dispenser toy that when pushed over drops out little nibbles for your pet from holes in the side, so is a good way to teach your dog that he'll get rewards when he plays.
The Wobbler is quite big measuring roughly 20 x 12 x 12 and simply unscrews into two halves to allow you to fill the Kong up with treats. It is a strong red plastic and does seem very durable. It is also easy to clean both inside and out. Unlike so many other treat dispenser toys Fino has played with this a lot and 6 months on its still in a good condition and hasn't been chewed apart. Fino also has a tendency with being a big dog, he picks up the toys and tends to throw them but the Kong has not once sprung apart or dented so it really is super strength
We use the Kong every day to keep Fino entertained along with countless other toys while we are out at work and judging from how quick the treats deplete he must be having a ball with it while we are out.
Kong Wobble Snack Ball
The Kong Wobble Snack Ball is a simple toy that is easy to fill and easy for your dogs to use. All you need to do is unscrew the top and fill it with a hand full of treats that are size appropriate, i.e., something small enough to tumble out of the set hole. I tend to use a different complete dry food as the treat, at the moment I have a duck dry biscuit that is specifically for treats that way I can give them a lot more without worrying about how rich they might be in comparison to some of the fattier treats available. I also tend to cut up cubes of carrots to add to the mix as both of my dogs absolutely love carrots.
After you have filled the snack ball with treats, pop it on the floor and let your dogs entertain themselves. As the name might suggest the Kong toy will wobble about the place in random patterns as the dogs push it about, and when it falls at the right angle out pops a treat. Simples! I can imagine some dogs might need a hint at how it works but because they will smell the food I'm sure the vast majority like my two will start nosing at the toy and out pops the treat. Then repeat, repeat, repeat until it needs refilled again.
I usually fill the Kong Wobble Snack Ball when I am going out for the day, but it isn't as much of a hit in our house as I would have liked. Both of my dogs lose interest in the toy quite quickly and they have figured out how to empty it of treats pretty quickly.
I have two drastically different size dogs, a 7 stone large labradoodle and a teeny tiny toy Poodle. They both play with the Kong Wobble Snack Ball and it suits both of them, although my small dog looks at toys or chews designed for his actual size with a slight distrust. The Kong Wobbler itself is around 20 cm high and about 13 cm across, so it's a fairly chunky item. It is also made of a hard plastic which is easy to keep clean and so far mine at least has survived months of use with only a few teeth marks to show for it, which is impressive considering my dogs often find it a competition to see who can destroy any new toy the fastest and most efficiently.
If you want to try the Kong Wobbler Snack Ball yourself I have noticed it on sale at most pet stores usually for around £10 - £15.
I would happily recommend the Kong Wobbler Snack Ball to anyone with dogs that require some entertainment, it's a toy that you can fill and then simply leave them to get on with it. But I think the repetitive nature of it does mean that unless you keep filling the toy with exciting snacks some dogs might get a little bored of it after a while. To try and keep my two interested in it I only take it out of the cupboard for days when I am going to be away for longer than I would like, trying to keep it as something special rather than an everyday toy.
From me and my two dogs the Kong Snack Wobbler gets a fair three out of five stars. It's a good idea but it's not the best Kong product out there.
My dogs already have a kong and although it's good quality I find that it doesn't keep my dogs entertained for very long as the hole is quite large meaning that it only takes 20 minutes or so before my dogs have eaten the filling. Original kongs don't make dogs work very hard for the food either as all of my dogs are able to hold the kong still and lick the filling out.
The kong wobbler has been around for a while and I bought mine around six months ago from Amazon. It is available in two sizes - small and large. As my dogs are all medium to large (a husky, jack russell and labradors), I opted for large but was dissapointed that there wasn't the option of extra large. The retail price for the large is around £13.00 which seems expensive but as this is a durable toy which my keeps my dogs entertained. I do think it is worth the money.
This works differently to normal kongs as the hole is a lot smaller so the dog is unable to lick the food out. It dispenses food when it's thrown and bounced around and I made sure that I showed my dogs me putting the treats in so that they knew what it was for. They all are very food orientated and showed an instant interest. As I have four dogs I usually just throw this into the garden and one will grab it and run around with it while the others follow. They all usually gather around while it's wobbling or rolling around and all of them picked up on how it works within a day.
My husky is a bit obsessed with this and even when it's empty he will gnaw on it or push it around with his nose. When it's got food in he will roll it around with his paw and leap on it which is funny to watch, while my chocolate lab just lays there in the hope a bit of food will fall out! My jack russell simply sniffs at this and tries to nibble the hole - he's not quite as interested in it as my other (younger) dogs. My yellow lab loves to carry it around in her mouth, shove it in one of the other dogs' faces and then run away. It's really funny and entertaining watching them with this - it's better than tv! There's been no fighting amongst my dogs over the toy and although they do all chew on it, it's still in one piece and it doesn't look too worn despite a bit of mud and a few teethmarks. It's made of a rubbery kind of material so it is easy to clean and it can be left out in the garden as it is obviously waterproof.
It is recommended that you use dry food in this as treats like cheese or meat will stick to the inside of the kong. It can hold two cups of food meaning it keeps my dogs entertained for ages. The toy opens when you twist it and it splits into two parts - one large, one small. My dogs are all very strong chewers so I was a little worried that the toy would come apart, but it's really sturdy. There's one dispenser hole which is only 2cm big so I am not able to use my dog's usual biscuits and instead I use a mixer as the biscuits are a lot smaller. The biscuits are dispensed in quite large amounts rather than one at a time and the toy keeps my dogs entertained for at least half an hour and they only begin to lose interest once the food is gone.
Overall, I can't recommend this toy enough. It's durable and it keeps my dogs entertained, plus it's really funny to watch my dogs playing with it as they throw it all over the place! Five out of five stars.
We have this for mine and my sisters bulldog. Well, really he's hers as he lives with her and she buys his food and pays his rather extortionate vets bills but our Dad bought him for us to share so...I'm the sleeping owner!
Butch is an amusing character and thinks that he is actually a human. He absolutely adores my sister and so it was clear from the first Monday morning when she went to leave for work that she would have to come up with something better than his toys and treatball to keep him occupied whilst she was out.
He soon had an array of interactive toys from Kong, Nina Ottoson and all sorts but this Kong is a relatively new addition to his rather vast collection. My sister bought him this and I assume she got it from Pets at Home as she seems to be there once a week! I believe she paid around £20 for this a few months ago.
The Kong Wobble Ball is a bit bigger than your regular Kong and it is different in the fact that instead of being able to roll the ball around the floor to knock the treats out Butch now has to use a bit more savvy as it wobbles meaning he needs to have better control and force.
I have only seen these in red but you may be able to get other colours, I can't say that I've really looked. The Kong as always is made from a robust rubber and is about 25cm tall. The Kong is in two parts which screw together. This allows the human to easily put treats or food in there for the dog to get it back out again. The Kong is sturdy and very good quality.
In order to get the contents out your dog will need to tap and rock the Kong for it to dispense a treat through the small hole on the side. Although the Kong looks quite heavy, the way is balances means that pretty much every dog regardless of size should be able to use this.
Butch has so many allergies and health complaints my sister just fills this with a small handful of his food. This keeps him occupied for at least half an hour and he enjoys using it. He will usually have it out with the Kong until every last piece of kibble is gone and it is nice for him to have something to do when home alone.
Butch can break things relatively quickly but this Kong still looks like new. Therefore although the initial cost is quite high you will certainly get your moneys worth.
The Kong Wobble Ball is a high quality interactive snack ball for dogs. It provides a new twist on the original style treat ball and will provide your dog with hours of fun...after all, if you have to work to put food on the table why shouldn't they?!
Whoever invented Kong toys is an absolute genius in my book - this range of toys keeps dogs occupied, stimulated and happy - and prevents them from chewing things they shouldn't when they get bored. We have two cavachon puppies in the family (still puppies to me despite being about 18 months old). Cavachons (for those of you wondering) are Bichon Frise crossed with Cavalier King Charles spaniels and they are adorable. Except for when they start stripping wallpaper and chewing the bottom of your kitchen cupboards.
Anyway - Kong toys come in a range of shapes and sizes and the general premise is that there will be a small hole at one end or the other which you stuff dog treats into and then you let the dog play with the toy to figure out how to get the treats out. It will amaze you how quickly the dogs will work out what they are meant to do and figure out methods to free the titbits!
The ones we use are for the small breed varieties - ours do not come apart like the one in the photo, they just have a small hole at one end but other than that are the same ribbed shape as the one above. The Kong is always made of rubber and they bounce all over the place if you (or the dog) drops them which serves two purposes - firstly it means it keeps the dog concentrating and secondly it occasionally means a treat will fly out in the process. One of our two has sussed this and regularly launches it across the room.
It is a joy to watch dogs playing with these toys and it makes you realise just how very smart dogs can be - we always fill both of their toys with treats before heading out as we know it will keep them busy for a good hour or so before they start to wonder where we are.
The prices of this product vary dependent on size - the small breed ones we buy are around the £5.99 mark and I buy them from Pets at Home - occasionally they have deals on these toys and there is a wide variety available (you can also get them from Amazon and various online retailers). For the amount of play and stimulation you will get out of these for your dogs they really are a fabulous item and one which any dog owner should try out.
I wish I had bought this toy much sooner - but when my Beagle was 1 year old I bought him this toy for his birthday and it is amazing. A year later it's still one of his favourites. We've used it indoors and outdoors, something the tough plastic has allowed. It is the best treat-dispensing toy I own. The bottom twists off and separates the toy into two parts. Tip: turn the larger part upside down and fill it with treats or dry dog food and then screw the bottom back on. The dog must then knock the toy around to get the food to come out of a single hold cut into the toy's side. Of course it has the typical Kong shape and colour, but the shape is particularly important this time. The rounded egg shape is weighted in the bottom meaning that the toy bounces back to an upright position whenever knocked over. It can hold a good cup and a half of food and keeps my dog entertained for 30 minutes or more. It is especially useful for dogs easily bored or with separation issues. One drawback however is that the treat dispensing hole will only dispense small or medium sized dry food. For those of you with breeds who eat large sized food, this might make the toy too difficult or impossible to use. But for any breed that is food orientated, this will become one of their favourite toys.
Robust snack toy for lots of variety and entertainment.