Product Review: Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A ginormous hit!

five out of five stars

I have five rescued dogs, all of whom have a varying affinity for toys. Peedee, for example, enjoys things that go squeak; when she’s feeling especially saucy, Mags delights in ripping fluffy faux animals apart; and Rennie loves all the things, from chasing tennis balls to chewing on rubber Kongs. I figured that, between the five of them, someone would get a kick out of the Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy. As it turns out, it was a near-universal hit.

Though my dogs are all on the small side (twelve to twenty-five pounds), I sprang for the Ginormous size for the maximum amount of hiding space. It has four front-facing holes, as well as one large hole on top. Each hole measures about 2 ¾ to 3 inches across, which is wide enough to fit a standard size tennis ball. The included squirrels (this unit comes with six) also fit through quite easily (but not so easily that they don’t sometimes prove a challenge). At 13 ½ inches high, it’s a little shorter than my smallest dog – but the holes sit all different heights.

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Product Review: Kyjen 2451 Cagey Cube Dog Toy

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A great puzzle toy for dogs who don’t like puzzle toys!

five out of five stars

I’m always on the lookout for toys that exercise my dogs’ brains as well as their bodies. Unfortunately, of my five rescue dogs, Peedee is the only one who really enjoys the more difficult puzzle toys. Rennie? Well, she just wants you to throw her tennis ball, okay. Some balls she becomes downright obsessed with, carrying them around until they’re little more than scraps of rubber and felt.

To wit:

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So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered this Cagey Cube dog toy by Kyjen. What better way to trick her into solving a puzzle than by using her own favorite toy against her?

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