Many dogs (terriers especially) dream of chasing squirrels. One of the most squirrel-like dog toys I have come across is the Doggie Tail on Amazon (affiliate link). This toy comes alive when dropped or bumped.A dog toy with a mind of it’s own…
When activated, the toy shakes vigorously, mimicking prey.
The toy has two parts: a fuzzy machine-washable shell and the inner mechanical compartment, which requires three AAA batteries. While I am not at all mechanically-savvy, I wasn’t into the noise this toy makes (a weird sad-dog sound), and I was able to easily disconnect it. If you get one and want to do the same, let me know and I’ll explain!
Above is Miles’ first introduction to the toy several years ago. Our place was going through a big renovation, so Miles enjoyed playing with this crazy toy while I shuffled stuff around and workers came in and out.
In the above video, Miles was in the later stages of recovery from a surgery he had on his back (posts on that here). As he recovered, toy was clearly a fun way to get his mind off of any lingering discomfort.
Above is Axel the Welsh Terrier hilariously playing with the toy.
And finally, who doesn’t love puppy videos? Above is one of Miles’ breeders pups playing with a Doggie Tail toy. Video from Shaireab’s Bayleigh Welsh Terriers Facebook page.
Have you seen this toy before? Have you tried it?
- Please note that this toy is interactive. Be present when your dog is playing with this toy, and store out of your dog’s reach when play sessions are over.