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Poor Quality9/26/16
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The product looks great and our dog loves it however even though he does not play with it on a daily basis, within a week, he was able to pull the white bristles from the bristle disc. Given the price i think the quality of the white bristle disc is lacking,


​PETSAFE RESPONSE:

We're sorry to hear that the toy did not last as long as expected, Thomas! We try and make them strong enough to last a good long time but of course some dogs are stronger chewers than others and it can sometimes be difficult finding a toy that is tough enough but not too tough. We'd love to help you find a good toy for your dog! Please give us a call at the number 1-866-738-4379​.

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Our two Pitties loved them and they have lasted over a year so I do recommend them for aggressive chewers! I'm getting the busy buddy submarine now for something new.

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I have two med (over 40lb) dogs, fairly aggressive chewers. They both love this toy and they don't tear it up in a few minutes, like most toys. These have lasted months and besides getting very beat up, they will probably last a lot longer. Early on, it took the dogs awhile to get the treats out (hour). Now it takes about 30min to get in there and get the whole thing. That's still a good amount of chew time and they don't get a belly full of rawhide. I like they get a chew workout without having to feed them a lot of rawhide and I also like to think all those bristles and rubber pieces clean their teeth. When there are no chews in the toy, my dogs like to work at the outside of the toy (the white area). That part has gotten pretty beat up ad the plastic becomes pretty sharp. Obviously not sharp enough to bother them... they keep at it. Its probably helping clean their teeth too.

This is the greatest toy I've ever gotten them. I'm shocked it doesn't stay on the shelves in our local stores. Even the sales people are shocked it doesn't stay around... people buy it.

PETSAFE RESPONSE

We are so glad to hear that your pups enjoy the Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone® and we thank you for sharing your experience!

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I just wrote and email to the company because i am extremely disappointed with this toy. While the toy does do it job and keeps the dog busy, it lacks to keep them safe from eating plastic!

I bought a medium size bone for my Maltipoo, knowing that she loves to chew i got her a bigger size so she can have more of a challenge and that way she won't be able to tare it up into pieces. This did not work! After a couple of minutes she ate the whole treat, but after that she kept chewing away at the bone area which is made of plastic and when i noticed that the toy couldn't withstand her chewing i took it away because i noticed she had probably at this point eaten some plastic from the beige bone area.

If this was a regular dog toy, that yes was meant for some chewing maybe i wouldn't be as disappointed. But this toy advertises that is for dogs with chewing problems and will keep them busy for HOURS! so how come this toy cannot withstand the chewing of a small maltipoo?? she has some stuffed animals that last longer than this bone did.

I hope this toy company finds a way to test their products and verify that the material they make their toys do last and can withstand what they advertise!

PETSAFE RESPONSE

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone®. We are glad to hear that your Maltipoo loved the toy, but sorry to hear that it was not challenging enough for her! While we try to make our toys as durable and challenging as possible, we understand that not every toy can withstand the chewing abilities of every dog.

These toys have been through rigorous testing and we do all that we can to make them both safe and enjoyable. We are glad that you were watching your dog as we do always recommend observing your dog while playing with the toy and to remove a toy if the pup is able to damage it. Your feedback is valuable and we want to help find the right toy for your Maltipoo! Please give us a call at 1-866-738-4379 so that we can discuss some better options for you and your pup.


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When I saw this toy I thought it would be perfect for my dog. She's a 40 pounds dalmatian mix. After no more than 5 minutes she had the toy in pieces! I freaked out because she was chewing on the individual plastic pieces (very dangerous if swallowed). I was impressed she got it apart and wanted to see if maybe I didn't tighten it enough. I replaced the disc and made sure it was tightened to the fullest. Sure enough, she took it apart again! I paid $15 for the toy and $5 for the refill discs from Bass Pro. This was a waste and unsafe!

PETSAFE RESPONSE

Thank you for sharing your experience, Casey! While we try to make our toys as durable and challenging as possible, we understand that not every toy can withstand the chewing abilities of every dog. We are terribly sorry to hear that you and your Dalmatian mix have had a bad experience, and would like to find a way to help. We value your feedback and strive to make toys that are fun, challenging, and safe for pets and we will be contacting you privately for a solution.

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I bought a new Busy Buddy Bristle Bone for my Australian Shepherd on 5/21 to take on a family vacation to keep the dog happy while traveling and within 10 minutes the bristle portion split in half. This was a replacement as the previous one broke in half as well. Very disappointed in this product and would not recommend. Save your money. We've purchased a different brand previously at a local pet store and had no issues with the their busy bones and will purchase from there in the future.

PETSAFE RESPONSE

Thank you for sharing your experience, Nicole! We are sorry to hear that you and your Australian Shepherd have had a negative experience with the Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone®, and can understand your frustration! While we try to make all of our toys tough, we know that not every toy that we make will be perfect for every dog. We will be contacting you privately to find a solution. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 1-866-738-4379.

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The Busy Buddy keeps my dogs busy but unfortunately the bristles do not last long if a strong chewer. Please offer replacement parts.

PETSAFE RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone®! We are glad to hear that your pups enjoy the toy so very much, but sorry to hear that the bristles are giving you trouble. Please know that this feedback has been passed along to the design and development teams for review. For tough chewers we highly recommend the Busy Buddy® Squirrel Dude™ which can be seen here :

http://store.petsafe.net/busy-buddy-squirrel-dude

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Great toy 3/21/16
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This is my dogs favorite toy but I do wish I could get replacement bristles for it because my dog tends to chew the bristles up rather quickly. Other than the bristles the rest of the toy last and my dog loves it!

PETSAFE RESPONSE

Thank you for sharing your experience,Launa! We are glad to hear that the Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone® works well for you and your pup! Please know that your feedback has been passed along to the design team for review. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call at 1-800-738-4379.

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I have 4 dogs. Two large and two small and they all just love, love these. They will chew on them for the longest time and I have had them for a long time. Only one precaution is to make sure that you twist the ends on tightly when you add the rawhide discs, because they have gotten the ends off and buried them and then I am out searching for them in the yard. I threw one out only to find the end a few days later. They are certainly worth the money and keep their teeth much cleaner with the bristles then the ones I have purchased without the bristles.

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Fantastic!11/21/15
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My 3 pomchi's love this! So happy to have discovered this treat/toy it keeps them busy for over an hour at a time


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Our 7 year old english springer spaniel is a VERY aggressive chewer and loves this toy. It is one of the few toys that he cannot destroy in a few minutes. The only problem is he has figured out how to unscrew the toy no matter how hard I tighten it. If we aren't watching our dog and he gets the toy unscrewed, he will chew on the end so we can't screw it back together and then the toy is useless so we have to go out and purchase a new one. This is great for the company but expensive for us! : ) I wish I could order parts instead of having to buy a whole new toy. I have a bag of the nub rings and no use for them. I think the bristle rings have been redesigned and hold up much better than the earlier ones.


PETSAFE RESPONSE:

Thank you for your feedback! Please know that your comments and the details of your situation have been passed on to the appropriate teams for review and feedback. We are glad to hear that your pup enjoys the toy so much! We certainly advise supervision when your dogs are playing with our toys for safety reasons. If you have further questions or concerns, please call our Customer Care Center directly at 1-800-732-2677. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. EST and Saturdays 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. EST.

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My dog loves this toy. He is not normally into toys but he will chew this bone for hours. The only issue we have had is the bristles fall out and we can't replacement bristle disks.

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Our 9 month old yellow lab, Shelby was starting to get a plaque build up on her teeth. Our vet recommended the Busy Buddy Bristle Bone and in just one week the tarter and yellowing is nearly gone! I try to brush her teeth but that is nearly impossible so I add a little canine toothpaste on to the bristles of her busy bone and she loves it!!!!!