When your dog becomes bored in his environment, he may end up getting into trouble. During those rainy days, when you can’t take your dog outside to play, you need something that will capture his attention and take that boredom away. There are many interactive dog toys currently available on the market, some of them good, some of them not so interesting. Speaking in interesting, have you introduced your dog to the West Paw Toppl?
What is the Toppl?
The Toppl is an interactive dog toy that comes to us from West Paw Design. It’s a rugged, cup shaped toy that is much more than a toy! You can use it for fetching and treat dispensing and at the end of the day, you can let your dog chew on it. We personally love the fact that the Toppl can be transformed into a neat little puzzle that you can use in order to challenge your dog’s problem solving skills. Have you ever let your dog play with a puzzle? It’s quite interesting to see exactly how smart they are with their problem solving skills – our dogs never cease to amaze us.
If you have a powerful chewer, we understand if you’re concerned with the material this toy is made from – that is our concern when we buy dog toys as well, because we have a powerful chewer in our house. However, rest assured, this toy is almost impossible to tear up. This is because the Toppl is made from Zogoflex. Are you familiar with this material? To date, it is one of the toughest dog toy materials currently on the market. Not only is it the toughest, it’s also the safest, so you don’t have much to worry about.
- Ultra Tough
- FDA Compliant
- Dishwasher Safe
The Toppl is available in a total of 2 different shape and 3 really vibrant colors. You have a small and large Toppl to choose from. The large one measures 4” in height and diameter, while the small one measures 3” in height and diameter. If you have a large dog, you’ll obviously want to go for the 4” product.
The easiest way to describe the shape of the toy would be that it looks a lot like a cup that has a rounded bottom. The toy isn’t able to stand up on its own, which is where the name “Toppl” comes into play, obviously.
On the inside of the toy, there’s a series of ribs that fan out from the center. Those ribs are there in order to hold the dog treats of your choice and create a challenge for your four-legged best friend.
An Interesting Feature
What’s really interesting about the design feature is the fact that you can take the small Toppl and place it into the top of the large Toppl. This technique will create a challenging puzzle toy that your dog can solve. Each Toppl has a small hole on the side, which is where the treats come out.
The Toppl just so happens to be one of the most versatile dog toys currently on the market. Not only is it a great product to use for treat dispensing, you can also use a small and a large one in order to create a puzzle for your dog. It is capable of floating and bouncing, making it an ideal toy to play fetch with indoor and out. Most of all, it is created from material (ZogoFlex) that is extremely tough, so the Toppl should be able to survive through your dog’s chewing, but as usual, whenever your dog has a toy, make sure you watch them closely.