Will Work for Treats

Walks and playdates are important for our pups, but mental exercise is crucial, too. The Odin Dog Puzzle Toy will keep your pooch intellectually stimulated, and look good doing it. Insert treats into the flaps. Your dog needs to use his body and his brain to release them as the geometric shape bounces and moves unpredictably. It’s ideal as an exercise for high-energy dogs. Or fill it with food to feed dogs who eat too fast. With two different-sized holes, small treats come out easily while bigger ones are more challenging. Have a larger dog who needs more treats? Attach two Odins together. Founder Michelle Moy wanted to design an entertaining toy that was actually attractive. The Odin has a sleek, modern look and no dreaded squeaker. When your pup slobbers on it, just throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher. And even though it’s durable, the Odin isn’t meant to be a chew toy. Keep your pup busy and wagging—give him a puzzle!

Up Dog Toys

The Odin Dog Puzzle Toy

Will Work for Treats

Walks and playdates are important for our pups, but mental exercise is crucial, too. The Odin Dog Puzzle Toy will keep your pooch intellectually stimulated, and look good doing it. Insert treats into the flaps. Your dog needs to use his body and his brain to release them as the geometric shape bounces and moves unpredictably. It’s ideal as an exercise for high-energy dogs. Or fill it with food to feed dogs who eat too fast. With two different-sized holes, small treats come out easily while bigger ones are more challenging. Have a larger dog who needs more treats? Attach two Odins together. Founder Michelle Moy wanted to design an entertaining toy that was actually attractive. The Odin has a sleek, modern look and no dreaded squeaker. When your pup slobbers on it, just throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher. And even though it’s durable, the Odin isn’t meant to be a chew toy. Keep your pup busy and wagging—give him a puzzle!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Odin dog toy to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sue
    Sue
    9/15/2015 12:16 PM

    Looks cool!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 12:26 PM

    @Sue Thank you! We think it looks pretty cool too! We are excited to be able to offer a stylish alternative to current dog toys on the market. Let us know if you have any questions.

  • Ellie
    Ellie
    9/15/2015 12:21 PM

    I have a German Shredder (shepherd) that will destroy just about anything that isn't a Kong or a Nylabone. How well does your toy hold up to a determined chewer?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:01 PM

    @Ellie Thanks for the great question! The Odin is tough and awesome for interactive play, but is not made to be chewed on. We have found that the weakest point of the toy are the flaps. As long as you prevent those behaviors, the toy will last. We've had people with big, strong dogs say that The Odin is an amazing toy for their dog, but on the other hand also have had small dogs who have chewed through the toy.

    To help your toy last, we recommend:

    Starting off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions!

  • charles
    charles
    9/15/2015 1:04 PM

    @Ellie

  • Traci
    Traci
    9/15/2015 12:28 PM

    Hi Michelle,

    Great idea! Love the geometric shape... so it doesn't keep rolling.

    I really like the idea of adding the food to the ball... slowing down meal-time and making it more fun!

    Can you provide an estimate of how large the openings are that allow the food to come out? (maybe compare it to something if not exact measurements)

    Thanks you

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:09 PM

    @Traci Thank you for the question and kind words! Our dog is a very fast eater who is a hoover vacuum when it comes to eating his food, so we like to use our toy to slow him down, while also giving him some interactive activity. It's a win-win in our book!

    The measurements vary. All 4 holes are different sizes to allow different sized kibble and treats to fall out at different rates. The largest hole is 1/2 inch in diameter and the smallest is 3/8 inch in diameter. The other 2 holes are somewhere in the middle of those two. Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any additional questions.

  • Christina
    Christina
    9/15/2015 12:31 PM

    What is this product made of and where is it manufactured?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 1:00 PM

    Hi Christina, it is made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and is manufactured in China.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:05 PM

    @Mike @Christina The toy is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium standards.

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    9/15/2015 2:58 PM

    Great question and sorry to hear this product is made in China or I would be purchasing two -- regardless of any testing, I refuse to buy anything manufactured in China for my dog and many of my friends take this same position. Please find a USA manufacturer, even if the product costs significantly more.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 3:15 PM

    Hi Sherri, thanks for the comment. We understand some consumers adhere to a strict "Made in the USA" shopping strategy and we don't want you compromising your shopping values. Sometimes price isn't even the main culprit in finding a US manufacturer, it's actually finding the opportunity which isn't easy. We encourage you to shop our Made in the USA catalog here.

  • Guest
    Guest
    9/15/2015 12:32 PM

    How easy is it for a dog to chew off that flap? Ready to buy this but concerned that the flap will tear off easily.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:17 PM

    @Guest Thanks for the question! Our toy is tough, but we have recognized that the weakest part of the toy is the flaps. However, we have some tips to help your toy last and to avoid the flaps tearing off:

    Start off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

  • Chris
    Chris
    9/15/2015 12:35 PM

    Michelle, can you give me the dimensions of the Odin Puzzle?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:19 PM

    @Chris Hi Chris, thanks for the question! The dimensions are: 3.6in x 3.3in x 3.8in. It's bigger than a tennis ball but smaller than a softball. It holds about 1 cup food.

  • Marsha
    Marsha
    9/15/2015 12:39 PM

    How strong is the construction of this ball? KC is German Shepard Akita mix

    and I need to know if it will stand up to her strong jaws?. Always looking for a toy that will stimulate her while not being destroyed within 15 minutes.

    Thank you, Marsha

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:25 PM

    @Marsha Thanks for the question! It really depends on the dog. We've had people with big, strong dogs say that The Odin is an amazing toy for their dog, but on the other hand also have had small dogs who have chewed through the toy. We recommend that once they start chewing, take it away and toss it for them to fetch and play again. Ideally your dog should be rolling and picking up and dropping the toy to get the treats out, not biting, tearing or forcing their snouts into the The Odin. We've discovered that the flaps are the weakest part of the toy and so the most care should be taken that your dog does not chew on the flaps while playing.

    It's important to know your dog and their habits. If they are an automatic chewer, our toy may not be the best for them, but if you think your dog can learn to roll, pick up and drop or paw at the toy, The Odin would be great for her! Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have more questions!

  • Kim
    Kim
    9/15/2015 12:39 PM

    Is there some structure on the inside to keep the treats from just falling right through? Can you add treats through the "exits"?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:34 PM

    @Kim Hi Kim, thanks for the great question. The flaps on the top and bottom of the toy act as a great way to block any small kibble or treats that are placed inside. The 4 holes around the toy also vary in sizes from 1/2 inch in diameter to 3/8 inch in diameter, so the kibble/treats fall out at different rates depending on size. You can add treats through the flaps and through the exit holes.

    We've had a lot of people come back and tell us that our toy was like the Goldilocks of puzzle toys because it was easy enough for their dog to get treats out and learn, but not too hard where they get frustrated and give up. Also, that the treats all don't spill out at once like some other puzzle toys do. Hope this helps!

  • Jagrati
    Jagrati
    9/15/2015 12:41 PM

    I think this would work for cats too, what do you think?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:37 PM

    @Jagrati Hi Jagrati! It's funny you ask! Although we don't market towards cats, we have had a few friends and customers who have tried it with their cats and had great success. Their cats LOVED it. If you try it out, let us know how it goes - we may have a whole new market to get into :)

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    9/15/2015 12:54 PM

    This looks great! I'm going to order one today for my 1 year old Keeshond "Romeo". He loves to play with various "Puzzles", but sadly none of them have withstood the "Romeo Endurance Test"...hehehe, so I am greatly looking forward to trying the Odin Puzzle!!

    Once it arrives and Romeo gives it a whirl, I'll check back & leave some feedback!! FINGERS CROSSED - or should I say, Paws Crossed!!!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:42 PM

    @Elizabeth Thank you so much Elizabeth! We appreciate your support and excitement. We can't wait for Romeo to try out The Odin. We have a few tips to help The Odin withstand the "Romeo Endurance Test" :) :

    Start off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Please feel free to ask us any questions at any time. We are here to help! P.S. Give Romeo some hugs from us @Up Dog Toys.

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    9/15/2015 12:56 PM

    WE have a Belgian Malinois who is 69 pounds. Have you tested it out on a breed like this and if so, what were the results?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:54 PM

    @Jerry Hi Jerry, thanks for the question. We have had many large breeds play with our toy and had no problems at all. The Odin is about the size of a softball and would be difficult for a large dog to swallow. It is also small and light enough for very small dogs (even down to 4-5lbs.) to nudge, paw and roll around.

    If you are asking about toughness, many large breed dogs have no issues on longevity of the toy. On the flip side, we've had small breeds tear it up quickly. It really comes down to how your dog likes to play with toys. If they are an automatic heavy chewer, our toy may not be the best for them since it is made to be an interactive toy and not a chew toy. However, many heavy chewers have been taught to use our toy correctly by rolling, picking up and dropping or pawing at the toy instead of chewing. Of course we recommend supervising your pup at all times and helping them learn to use the toy properly.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have more questions.

  • Connie
    Connie
    9/15/2015 1:41 PM

    I've ordered two, but it's not showing $19.95 each. Why?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 1:49 PM

    Hi Connie, you should see it as you progress through the checkout process. It won't show itself in your cart, but will on the next step. Let us know if the problem persists!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:03 PM

    @Mike Thanks Mike!

  • Dana
    Dana
    9/15/2015 1:53 PM

    Is the toy plastic and, especially, BPA free? Also, is it hollow inside or is there an inner chamber that would allow for more interaction before the treats are dispensed? Thanks.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:02 PM

    @Dana Thanks for the great question! The toy is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium standards.

    Our toy is hollow inside and released as rolled. We recommend starting with small treats or kibble that fall out easily to help your pup learn how to use the toy properly. Once they get the hang of it and are doing well, you can gradually increase the size of the treats to provide more interaction and challenge. You can also connect two or more toys together to create a different play style and challenge your pup. Hope this helps! Let us know if we can answer anymore questions.

  • Karla
    Karla
    9/15/2015 2:08 PM

    This looks super, I'm going to order three.

    Is the material toxic if the dog ingests it?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:18 PM

    @Karla Awesome! Thanks Karla! The material is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium safety standards.

    As always, we recommend supervised play at all times for the safety of your dog and to avoid any unnecessary ingestion in the case of toy breakdown.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    9/15/2015 3:16 PM

    looks like just what my pugs need! do you give any business discount? I love trying new products and if I like them, tell my customers about them. My customers love using me as a resource and will purchase a product I endorse. Thanx, Stephanie

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 3:22 PM

    @Stephanie Hi Stephanie! We would love to have your endorsement and for you to tell your customers about us. Word of mouth really is the best way to get products out there!

    I'm not sure if The Grommet gives any business discounts. I would try and contact The Grommet team to see what your options are. Thanks for asking. Let us know if you have any additional questions!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 3:38 PM

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for the kind words! We also encourage word of mouth and tons of social media love!

    We don't have a business discount, but we do have a referral program. You and whoever you refer will get a $10 rewards credit after their first purchase. You can check that out here!

  • Margo
    Margo
    9/15/2015 4:02 PM

    @Stephanie - make sure to reach out the [email protected] - we might be able to help you!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    9/15/2015 3:54 PM

    I also have an Odin. Loved that you named this toy for your Odin. My Odin likes the challenge of getting food out of toys. I will definitely get one for him. Thanks.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 3:59 PM

    @Kathy Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for the kind words. Our Odin inspired us to make this toy, so it was only fitting we name it after him. We love that your Odin loves puzzle toys too. We hope Odin loves it as much as we do! Please just us know if you have any questions. Also, give Odin some hugs and licks from our Odin :)

  • george
    george
    9/15/2015 5:45 PM

    Please, can you design one for a cat?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 5:53 PM

    @george Hi George. Good question! We have definitely thought about making an equivalent toy for a cat. We don't have much experience with cats, but from what I hear, they love puzzle toys too. I can't tell you when this may happen, but hopefully in the near future. We've had a few people and friends try The Odin toy with their cats and had a lot of success with it, so it may be worth a shot for you. If you decide to try it, let us know how it goes :)

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/15/2015 7:28 PM

    Could you please tell me where this toy is made?

    Thank you.

    Louise

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 9:57 PM

    Hi Louise, thanks for the comment. The Odin is manufactured in China and made of the finest BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic thermoplastic elastomer!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Up Dog Toys

The Odin Dog Puzzle Toy

Will Work for Treats

Walks and playdates are important for our pups, but mental exercise is crucial, too. The Odin Dog Puzzle Toy will keep your pooch intellectually stimulated, and look good doing it.

Insert treats into the flaps. Your dog needs to use his body and his brain to release them as the geometric shape bounces and moves unpredictably.
It’s ideal as an exercise for high-energy dogs. Or fill it with food to feed dogs who eat too fast.

With two different-sized holes, small treats come out easily while bigger ones are more challenging. Have a larger dog who needs more treats? Attach two Odins together.

Founder Michelle Moy wanted to design an entertaining toy that was actually attractive. The Odin has a sleek, modern look and no dreaded squeaker. When your pup slobbers on it, just throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher. And even though it’s durable, the Odin isn’t meant to be a chew toy.

Keep your pup busy and wagging—give him a puzzle!
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Can your dog solve this puzzle?

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Odin dog toy to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sue
    Sue
    9/15/2015 12:16 PM

    Looks cool!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 12:26 PM

    @Sue Thank you! We think it looks pretty cool too! We are excited to be able to offer a stylish alternative to current dog toys on the market. Let us know if you have any questions.

  • Ellie
    Ellie
    9/15/2015 12:21 PM

    I have a German Shredder (shepherd) that will destroy just about anything that isn't a Kong or a Nylabone. How well does your toy hold up to a determined chewer?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:01 PM

    @Ellie Thanks for the great question! The Odin is tough and awesome for interactive play, but is not made to be chewed on. We have found that the weakest point of the toy are the flaps. As long as you prevent those behaviors, the toy will last. We've had people with big, strong dogs say that The Odin is an amazing toy for their dog, but on the other hand also have had small dogs who have chewed through the toy.

    To help your toy last, we recommend:

    Starting off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions!

  • charles
    charles
    9/15/2015 1:04 PM

    @Ellie

  • Traci
    Traci
    9/15/2015 12:28 PM

    Hi Michelle,

    Great idea! Love the geometric shape... so it doesn't keep rolling.

    I really like the idea of adding the food to the ball... slowing down meal-time and making it more fun!

    Can you provide an estimate of how large the openings are that allow the food to come out? (maybe compare it to something if not exact measurements)

    Thanks you

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:09 PM

    @Traci Thank you for the question and kind words! Our dog is a very fast eater who is a hoover vacuum when it comes to eating his food, so we like to use our toy to slow him down, while also giving him some interactive activity. It's a win-win in our book!

    The measurements vary. All 4 holes are different sizes to allow different sized kibble and treats to fall out at different rates. The largest hole is 1/2 inch in diameter and the smallest is 3/8 inch in diameter. The other 2 holes are somewhere in the middle of those two. Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any additional questions.

  • Christina
    Christina
    9/15/2015 12:31 PM

    What is this product made of and where is it manufactured?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 1:00 PM

    Hi Christina, it is made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and is manufactured in China.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:05 PM

    @Mike @Christina The toy is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium standards.

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    9/15/2015 2:58 PM

    Great question and sorry to hear this product is made in China or I would be purchasing two -- regardless of any testing, I refuse to buy anything manufactured in China for my dog and many of my friends take this same position. Please find a USA manufacturer, even if the product costs significantly more.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 3:15 PM

    Hi Sherri, thanks for the comment. We understand some consumers adhere to a strict "Made in the USA" shopping strategy and we don't want you compromising your shopping values. Sometimes price isn't even the main culprit in finding a US manufacturer, it's actually finding the opportunity which isn't easy. We encourage you to shop our Made in the USA catalog here.

  • Guest
    Guest
    9/15/2015 12:32 PM

    How easy is it for a dog to chew off that flap? Ready to buy this but concerned that the flap will tear off easily.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:17 PM

    @Guest Thanks for the question! Our toy is tough, but we have recognized that the weakest part of the toy is the flaps. However, we have some tips to help your toy last and to avoid the flaps tearing off:

    Start off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

  • Chris
    Chris
    9/15/2015 12:35 PM

    Michelle, can you give me the dimensions of the Odin Puzzle?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:19 PM

    @Chris Hi Chris, thanks for the question! The dimensions are: 3.6in x 3.3in x 3.8in. It's bigger than a tennis ball but smaller than a softball. It holds about 1 cup food.

  • Marsha
    Marsha
    9/15/2015 12:39 PM

    How strong is the construction of this ball? KC is German Shepard Akita mix

    and I need to know if it will stand up to her strong jaws?. Always looking for a toy that will stimulate her while not being destroyed within 15 minutes.

    Thank you, Marsha

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:25 PM

    @Marsha Thanks for the question! It really depends on the dog. We've had people with big, strong dogs say that The Odin is an amazing toy for their dog, but on the other hand also have had small dogs who have chewed through the toy. We recommend that once they start chewing, take it away and toss it for them to fetch and play again. Ideally your dog should be rolling and picking up and dropping the toy to get the treats out, not biting, tearing or forcing their snouts into the The Odin. We've discovered that the flaps are the weakest part of the toy and so the most care should be taken that your dog does not chew on the flaps while playing.

    It's important to know your dog and their habits. If they are an automatic chewer, our toy may not be the best for them, but if you think your dog can learn to roll, pick up and drop or paw at the toy, The Odin would be great for her! Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have more questions!

  • Kim
    Kim
    9/15/2015 12:39 PM

    Is there some structure on the inside to keep the treats from just falling right through? Can you add treats through the "exits"?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:34 PM

    @Kim Hi Kim, thanks for the great question. The flaps on the top and bottom of the toy act as a great way to block any small kibble or treats that are placed inside. The 4 holes around the toy also vary in sizes from 1/2 inch in diameter to 3/8 inch in diameter, so the kibble/treats fall out at different rates depending on size. You can add treats through the flaps and through the exit holes.

    We've had a lot of people come back and tell us that our toy was like the Goldilocks of puzzle toys because it was easy enough for their dog to get treats out and learn, but not too hard where they get frustrated and give up. Also, that the treats all don't spill out at once like some other puzzle toys do. Hope this helps!

  • Jagrati
    Jagrati
    9/15/2015 12:41 PM

    I think this would work for cats too, what do you think?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:37 PM

    @Jagrati Hi Jagrati! It's funny you ask! Although we don't market towards cats, we have had a few friends and customers who have tried it with their cats and had great success. Their cats LOVED it. If you try it out, let us know how it goes - we may have a whole new market to get into :)

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    9/15/2015 12:54 PM

    This looks great! I'm going to order one today for my 1 year old Keeshond "Romeo". He loves to play with various "Puzzles", but sadly none of them have withstood the "Romeo Endurance Test"...hehehe, so I am greatly looking forward to trying the Odin Puzzle!!

    Once it arrives and Romeo gives it a whirl, I'll check back & leave some feedback!! FINGERS CROSSED - or should I say, Paws Crossed!!!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:42 PM

    @Elizabeth Thank you so much Elizabeth! We appreciate your support and excitement. We can't wait for Romeo to try out The Odin. We have a few tips to help The Odin withstand the "Romeo Endurance Test" :) :

    Start off with very small treats or kibble that will easily fall out of the 4 holes on the sides of the toy. By using small treats, your dog will learn to get treats out gently by rolling or picking up and dropping The Odin.

    Show your dog that by shaking or rolling the toy, treats will fall out and then give them the toy for them to try. Supervise your dog at all times while they are playing. Do not allow your dog to chew or rip at the toy, as this will reduce the longevity of your toy.

    If your dog has no problems with the above and you'd like to increase the challenge, try larger treats and continue to monitor your dog.

    Please feel free to ask us any questions at any time. We are here to help! P.S. Give Romeo some hugs from us @Up Dog Toys.

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    9/15/2015 12:56 PM

    WE have a Belgian Malinois who is 69 pounds. Have you tested it out on a breed like this and if so, what were the results?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 1:54 PM

    @Jerry Hi Jerry, thanks for the question. We have had many large breeds play with our toy and had no problems at all. The Odin is about the size of a softball and would be difficult for a large dog to swallow. It is also small and light enough for very small dogs (even down to 4-5lbs.) to nudge, paw and roll around.

    If you are asking about toughness, many large breed dogs have no issues on longevity of the toy. On the flip side, we've had small breeds tear it up quickly. It really comes down to how your dog likes to play with toys. If they are an automatic heavy chewer, our toy may not be the best for them since it is made to be an interactive toy and not a chew toy. However, many heavy chewers have been taught to use our toy correctly by rolling, picking up and dropping or pawing at the toy instead of chewing. Of course we recommend supervising your pup at all times and helping them learn to use the toy properly.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have more questions.

  • Connie
    Connie
    9/15/2015 1:41 PM

    I've ordered two, but it's not showing $19.95 each. Why?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 1:49 PM

    Hi Connie, you should see it as you progress through the checkout process. It won't show itself in your cart, but will on the next step. Let us know if the problem persists!

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:03 PM

    @Mike Thanks Mike!

  • Dana
    Dana
    9/15/2015 1:53 PM

    Is the toy plastic and, especially, BPA free? Also, is it hollow inside or is there an inner chamber that would allow for more interaction before the treats are dispensed? Thanks.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:02 PM

    @Dana Thanks for the great question! The toy is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium standards.

    Our toy is hollow inside and released as rolled. We recommend starting with small treats or kibble that fall out easily to help your pup learn how to use the toy properly. Once they get the hang of it and are doing well, you can gradually increase the size of the treats to provide more interaction and challenge. You can also connect two or more toys together to create a different play style and challenge your pup. Hope this helps! Let us know if we can answer anymore questions.

  • Karla
    Karla
    9/15/2015 2:08 PM

    This looks super, I'm going to order three.

    Is the material toxic if the dog ingests it?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 2:18 PM

    @Karla Awesome! Thanks Karla! The material is BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic. In addition, we have had our toy lab tested by a third party in the U.S. to certify it non-toxic. Our material meets FDA and California prop 65 lead and cadmium safety standards.

    As always, we recommend supervised play at all times for the safety of your dog and to avoid any unnecessary ingestion in the case of toy breakdown.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    9/15/2015 3:16 PM

    looks like just what my pugs need! do you give any business discount? I love trying new products and if I like them, tell my customers about them. My customers love using me as a resource and will purchase a product I endorse. Thanx, Stephanie

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 3:22 PM

    @Stephanie Hi Stephanie! We would love to have your endorsement and for you to tell your customers about us. Word of mouth really is the best way to get products out there!

    I'm not sure if The Grommet gives any business discounts. I would try and contact The Grommet team to see what your options are. Thanks for asking. Let us know if you have any additional questions!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 3:38 PM

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for the kind words! We also encourage word of mouth and tons of social media love!

    We don't have a business discount, but we do have a referral program. You and whoever you refer will get a $10 rewards credit after their first purchase. You can check that out here!

  • Margo
    Margo
    9/15/2015 4:02 PM

    @Stephanie - make sure to reach out the [email protected] - we might be able to help you!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    9/15/2015 3:54 PM

    I also have an Odin. Loved that you named this toy for your Odin. My Odin likes the challenge of getting food out of toys. I will definitely get one for him. Thanks.

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 3:59 PM

    @Kathy Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for the kind words. Our Odin inspired us to make this toy, so it was only fitting we name it after him. We love that your Odin loves puzzle toys too. We hope Odin loves it as much as we do! Please just us know if you have any questions. Also, give Odin some hugs and licks from our Odin :)

  • george
    george
    9/15/2015 5:45 PM

    Please, can you design one for a cat?

  • Michelle
    Michelle – Special Guest
    9/15/2015 5:53 PM

    @george Hi George. Good question! We have definitely thought about making an equivalent toy for a cat. We don't have much experience with cats, but from what I hear, they love puzzle toys too. I can't tell you when this may happen, but hopefully in the near future. We've had a few people and friends try The Odin toy with their cats and had a lot of success with it, so it may be worth a shot for you. If you decide to try it, let us know how it goes :)

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/15/2015 7:28 PM

    Could you please tell me where this toy is made?

    Thank you.

    Louise

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/15/2015 9:57 PM

    Hi Louise, thanks for the comment. The Odin is manufactured in China and made of the finest BPA free, phthalates free, latex free and non-toxic thermoplastic elastomer!

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