So I was inspired by the television commercials showing an enthusiastic Jack Russell Terrier leaping for treats using the new Beggin’ Poppers treat dispenser from Purina. I went out to Target and bought one, it cost about $7, and came filled with 10 oz. of treats.
I had a coupon from the Sunday paper for a free refill bag (also 10 oz.) with the purchase of the dispenser, so I got 20 oz. of treats total. The container lid is molded to resemble a pig’s face, and you are supposed to push in the pig’s nose, put the treat on top, and wait for it to catapult it into the air.
It took a couple seconds, but it did send the treat flying a good distance. On average, about 3 to 4 feet high and 4 to 6 feet away.
Unfortunately, it was never in the same direction. I ended up with treats on the patio table, on the couch, under shrubs. Never straight at the dogs.
Sundae tried to roll treats out of the container, like a Kong.
The girls loved the treats, and they are also big fans of the traditional Beggin’ Strips. The maintenance person at our condo carries them in her pockets, so I nearly lose an arm when they spot her on our morning walks.
But as for the Popper, while it’s a fun idea, I think the trajectory needs to be tweaked. You can buy the 10 oz refill bag for about $3, so you’d be better off at this point spending half the money and tossing the treats to your pup.