Need help people with Buster Cubes...

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  1. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    Okay, so I got in the mail today a BIG box of goodies I had ordered for the dogs, treats, chews, toys, etc... well I decided to finally spring for a treat dispensing toy and got the mini buster cube but they dont get it :confused: they happily sit by and watch ME throw the thing around and then scamper off to eat the food but thats NOT the point. if I have to do all the work, theres NO point. I can much more easily throw the food around WITHOUT the toy, :lol-sign:

    SO help me, did your dogs just get it, or did you have to train them or something?:confused:
     
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    ..... I would leave it with them when your gone.... when they get bored enough I'm sure they'll start flipping it around. But I would put some really smelly treats in it to begin with... maybe the salmon zukes or something...
     
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    :yikes: why didnt I think of that?! ::slaps forehead:: :lol-sign:

    Thanks!
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Mine didn't get it with dry hard cookies that didn't smell either. They needed smelly ones to get them going
     
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    i just leave it out when i have a longer day at work and a filled up kong so he is not so bored. hehe...

    hope yours get the point soon! :) good luck!
     
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    The buster cubes are IME one of the hardest food dispensers out there. You might want to start with something easy - like an empty plastic bottle with their meal in it - and when they figure out that they need to work to get their food they might be more successful with the buster cube.

    I worked with a dog a few months ago that couldn't even figure out how to get food out of a plastic bottle. I had to cut the top off so that it was basically a tube, and gradually give him new bottles to make it more difficult until he got the idea. After a few months he worked up to treat balls and eventually the buster cube.
     
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    I gave the Buster Cube I had to my parents for their JRT. The only time Mick would play with it was when I was home, and oh the noise! It drove me absolutely crazy.
     

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