Busy Buddy® Squirrel Dude™


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The Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude features high durability and a funky bounce to keep dogs playing longer. The patented Treat Meter® holds a variety of treat options, including dry kibble, treats, cheese, and peanut butter.

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Key Features

  • Patented Treat Meter® randomly dispenses treats
  • Extra Small size for dogs under 10 pounds
  • Small size for dogs 8 – 20 pounds
  • Medium size for dogs 20 – 50 pounds
  • Large size for dogs over 50 pounds


  • Dishwasher safe, top rack only

More Information

To use, load the Squirrel Dude with your dog's favorite treats or kibble. If you would like treats to come out faster, you can trim the Treat Meter® prongs. Once the prongs are cut, there's no going back, so we recommend trimming only a little at a time and then testing.

Toy Sizing Chart

Toy Size Pet Size Sample Breeds
Extra Small under 10 pounds Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Shitzhu
Small 10-20 pounds Beagle, Boston Terrier, Sheltie
Medium 20-50 pounds Border Collie, Bulldog, Pug
Large over 50 pounds German Shepherd, Greyhound, Labrador Retriever

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The best toy ever........., 11/14/13
We have a Brittney Spaniel and she chews up just about everything but the kitchen sink. I ordered a Squirrel Dude (recommendation from the person I spoke with from the company) and it is great. I put treats inside it and it keeps her busy for quite a long time and it is still in one piece! Yippee! I LOVE IT! .....she loves it! :) Very durable product.

Great product, positive reinforcement, doggy pacifier, 8/7/13
This product is on my all-time best products for dogs. Great for positive reinforcement, great for dogs needing a diversion. Durable!

Vastly superior in design and function versus a better-known competitor with a 4-letter brand name. Why? The rubber prongs hold treats inside and force the dog to work for them - no need to freeze or stuff huge treats inside to hold them in place. I use kibble plus a few small biscuits (which helps keep the kibble inside longer). Kibble drops out a little easier, which gives the dog positive reinforcement for the behavior, especially good for puppies.

I purchased my first Squirrel Dude in ~2004(?). The Dude has been a great engager for several different large breed adult dogs and a puppy. I took one to a friend in Peru with an aggressively chewing German Shepherd who had eaten some of her home's drywall - this worked. I gave one to a friend for her dog which had separation anxiety - since she only gets the Dude when she's left alone, she sees it as real treat, is so happy to see my friend leave the house, and nothing has been destroyed in the house since.

It won't work for every dog - I gave a large Dude to my brother's aggressive chewer Beagle who promptly chewed off the rubber tabs within an hour. The toy does have a good probability of working for many dogs. Play around with the size and type of food options you offer to get best results for your dog.

Thanks for a great product, I'm a fan!

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