As a work at home dog mom, I’m always looking for ways to keep Lucy busy so I can focus long enough to get my work done. I take her out for a long walk in the morning, and that will tire her out for a few hours. Then making lunch and checking the mail provides a little distraction. But by mid-afternoon she typically starts to get antsy again.
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When I had the opportunity to try out the JW® Hol-ee Gourmet ™ line of interactive dog toys, I thought they would be the perfect thing for Lucy’s 3pm mental stimulation!
At first glance, I love the design of these toys. The colors and the shape of the outer rubber ball are designed so well that I don’t mind leaving them out around the house. But if you’re a crazy dog mom like me, then you know your aesthetic opinion always comes second to function. It’s important that Lucy likes the toys, they keep her busy and they can stand up to her strong chewing skills. I came up with four delicious ways to play with interactive dog toys to put these Hol-ee Gourmet goodies to the test!
Four Delicious Ways to Play with Interactive Dog Toys
- First I let Lucy play with the Hol-ee Gourmet toys au natural! Lucy enjoyed chewing on the nylon bone on the turkey leg shaped toy. Chewing on the rubber and nylon is great to keep her teeth clean and will keep her engaged for a little while. I found the “bone” to hold up really well even after more chewing later that night.
2. Another great way to play with the Hol-ee Gourmet enrichement toys is by using the included Himalayan Yaky Puff Treats that come inside the package. I inserted the puff inside the rubber spaces on the steak shaped toy. As you can see Lucy was eager to investigate! I loved how the rubber made her work for the treat. I’ve had trouble with Lucy eating yak milk chews too fast in the past (and puking them up!). This added level of difficulty required her to eat it slowly and safely.
3. A third way to play with these interactive toys is to break out the peanut butter! Lucy goes bananas for peanut butter, so it’s no surprise that she loved playing with the Ho-lee Gourmet this way too! I smeared a little bit on the inside nylon “bone” on the peanut shaped toy. Lucy did some tongue twisting exercises to get in there!
4. The fourth way I came up with to play with these toys is with a homemade watermelon frozen treat. This is a little messy because the ice cube will melt, but Lucy ate it so fast that it didn’t make too much of a mess. This was one of her favorite ways to play with her new toys!
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If you want to get your paws on these toys today, the Hol‐ee Gourmet collection is also available at PetSmart. So head down to your closest store to check out the toy and enrichment aisle.
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