Posted by: twodogtales | May 21, 2014

Product review: Beggin’ Poppers from Purina

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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  1. those products are so incredibly BAD and harmful to your dog…after all the food info I have handed out, I can’t believe you would ever recommend these.

    Diane M. Lanigan Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt Don’t forget to click through. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:29 +0000 To: dianelanigan@hotmail.com

    • Diane, I agree that for regular every day meals and daily treats, all natural is the way to go, and that’s what the girls get. And I never, ever give them anything produced in China.


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