Monday, June 2, 2014

I Love Interactive Dog Toys-KONG Jumbler Review and Giveaway


Last week, we received a KONG Jumbler Ball, courtesy of the KONG company.  The Jumbler is a recently introduced KONG product, and is available in two shapes (football and round) and two sizes (M/L and L/XL).  We received the L/XL ball.

This toy is different than any other toy I have seen before.  It has two handles, a tennis ball within it, it squeaks (which really gets my dogs' attention), and feels quite durable.

I love interactive toys, toys meant to engage a dog with his owner.  I feel that is precisely what this toy is designed to do.  Like other interactive toys, it is meant for supervised use, and is not truly a "chew" toy.

Having a handle on either end means that I can hold one, while the dog holds the other, allowing for a game of tug.  The shape of it, along with the tennis ball inside of it, make it bounce irregularly, so it is fun to watch my dogs figuring out where it is going to go.  The squeaker really gets their attention, and seems to make it more desirable to play with.  


I gave Bruce the opportunity to be the first one to try this out.  He could hardly sit still, due to the fact that it is round, and it squeaks. 

Interactive toys rock.  They allow the owner and the dog to play together.

Bruce really enjoyed playing with this, as did I. 


While he was able to somewhat get his big mouth around it, I feel it is too large to be a choking hazard for my dogs.  We played tug, our version of fetch (sometimes he brings it back), and I kicked it around for him as well.


While the Jumbler is not intended as a chew toy, I did let Bruce and his powerful jaws chomp on it for a couple of minutes, under direct supervision.  It is very sturdy, and he did not damage it at all.  

Needless to say, I am impressed with this toy. Any thing that safely encourages engagement between a dog and their human is a winner in my book. As mentioned, this will be a toy for supervised use only, and we have already gotten a great deal of use out of it, and will continue to do so.

THE GIVEAWAY

KONG is giving away one Jumbler Ball to one reader.  Sorry, US residents only as KONG is sponsoring the giveaway and shipping the prize.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!  Facebook commenting is enabled for this post.





a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post and giveaway are sponsored by KONG. All opinions are strictly my own.

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love reading about your dog's diet and am slowly integrating raw into my own dog's food. :)

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    1. I always like to say, some raw fresh food is better than none!

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  2. Sure looks like fun. Don't include us as we are from across the pond. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Kong has wonderful toys - getting a new one for free would be great, especially for the newest and most active fur kid!

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    1. I think your new, sweet little girl would love this!

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  4. I have a dog who would love to play with this! Good toy idea!

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  5. I'd love to see what my dogs think of this. Kong products seem to be the only things that good up to them for some time.

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  6. Well that was a cool ball.
    stella rose

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  7. Ahhhh U.S only? grrrr! That toy looks super cool!!!! Good luck to all who enters!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Really cool. I bet my dogs will love it.

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  9. wow thats a really neat toy!
    retro rover

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  10. Interactive toys are my dogs' favorites! I've had my eye on this toy for a while, so I'm very excited for this giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

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  11. They sure do! The Duo would love that.
    DM

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  12. This would be GREAT for me and my mom!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher
    PS: Thanks for the cool review and the chance to win!

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  13. Ace would love this toy! He's nuts about any kind of ball, and he doesn't have anything like this one. Looks fun! Bruce is clearly enjoying himself in the pics.

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  14. This is so very cool! Can your dogs play with it together or do you need to separate the dogs? I'm wondering if I need 1 or 4. Thanks!

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    1. I supervise pretty closely with these types of toys, so we only need one.

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  15. This looks like a great toy for my crew as well. KONG products always rate pretty high with them.

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  16. My dogs love interactive toys especially when my kids are the ones who are playing with them

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  17. Just starting to get into these types of toys for my dog. This one looks fun!

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  18. I haven't really tried interactive toys with my dogs, but I think they'd really like them.

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  19. I haven't really tried interactive toys with my dogs, but I think they'd really like them.

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  20. We love interactive toys. My Baylie is a super active great pyr/border collie mix, so if I can keep her occupied, it's a good day!

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  21. Oh yes he does!, Batman is super active just by himself, his a Siberian too so you know how those kiddos are :)

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  22. I think he would...he's never really had any of these!
    JenniferAnne74 @ aol.com

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  23. Ruckus is obsessed with any toy..esp if they are interactive!

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  24. Yes! Toys aren't fun unless they are interactive-what fun is a tennis ball by itself? Sure the skin can be ripped off and it can be bitten in half, but the dogs find it much more fun when the ball is thrown or played with by a person :)

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  25. Oh yes, Melvin loves interactive toys! :)

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