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Brain Ball by Project Play™ – Treat Dispensing Teaser & Thinker Toy


  • 47 Reviews

Keep your dog busy, while keeping their mind sharp!

Made of durable rubber, this ball has a capped hole to insert your dogs’ favorite treats, and on the opposite end of the ball is where your pup can get them out. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds! Inside the ball are multiple levels of tiers to block the treats from falling out, so your dog will have to really think about how to get the treats out! Especially useful for dogs with separation anxiety, this thinker treat ball will keep your dog entertained.

Approximately 4″ in diameter. One out of four colors will be sent at random.
Weight 1 lb 1 oz

Material: Rubber


Did you know that when someone is considering adopting from a shelter, a dog’s perceived playfulness is one of the top 3 most important factors?

However, what happens when a dog is locked up in a kennel all day? They’re bored and they’re scared. This leads to anxiety, which can even manifest itself as aggression. Long story short, lonely, bored dogs are not adopted at high rates, and as a result, many are euthanized.

Knowing how important playfulness is to potential adopters, we asked ourselves how can we increase adoption at the shelters we already provide food for? We talked to shelter workers and they told us about the need for high quality, durable toys for the dogs.

When shelter dogs are seen playing with toys, adoption rates skyrocket!

Adopters begin to imagine playing fetch with the dog in their yard. They imagine their children enjoying the company of their new pet. In a nutshell, play changes everything!

Knowing this, we got to work, and came up with Project Play. For every toy you purchase for your dog, a toy will be donated to a shelter dog in need. And not just any junk toy, but a high quality, durable toy that’s perfect for large breeds at most shelters.

NOTE: While this toy is extremely durable, it is intended as a teaser toy and not a chew toy that a dog should be allowed to destroy. Always use caution and supervise your dog, especially with new toys. Remove any pieces that may have broken off, and discard. This toy does not squeak.

This product provides 1 Dog Toy
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Verified Customer Reviews


Bane. My pitty loves it By: Renee


Cute toy. My beast hasn’t destroyed it...yet. By: E S


No comment entered by customer. By: Dana


Dogs are having a blast with this. Even when it's empty they keep trying to get the treats. Some treats come out easy and some stay inside almost stuck. As stuffing the toy some treats fall out the other end. By: Nadine


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No comment entered by customer. By: Jennifer


Too big and treats are stuck in it. Not my favorite. By: Alicia

Customer service response: Hi Alicia - Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent order with I understand that you weren't completely satisfied with the Brain Balls that you received, but I can see that one of our agents has been in contact with you with a solution. Thanks again!


So far it’s holding up ok. Have to watch my pups while playing though or they will chew through the toy to get to the treat. If I see they are just trying to destroy it, I take it away. If they are still trying to figure out how to get the treat, I let them keep at it. By: Patricia


Use as a ball, or stick a toy or treat inside this toy. The puppy loves it. Very versatile. By: Susan


The Brain Ball by Project Play™ is a hit with my dog. You put treats inside and, unlike other such toys, it has some overlapping flaps inside that slow down the dog's retrieving of the treats, so she has fun with it longer. She even plays with it some when it's empty. Glad I got it. By: Helen


Sturdy. My dog loves it! By: Tammy


No comment entered by customer. By: Carol


No comment entered by customer. By: Chris


Tuxey chases this all over the house, he loves it! By: Kathleen


My dogs love them! By: Lisa


My dog got his lower teeth stuck in it within SECONDS and went into full panic mode being unable to get the toy unstuck from his mouth ... be VERY careful with this one ... By: Thomas

Customer service response: Hi Thomas ~ Thank you for your feedback. I understand the Brain Ball didn't work out for your dog, but I see that one of our customer service agents has already been in touch with a resolution. We sincerely thank you for your support of the shelter dogs!


This is my hound dogs most favorite toy! She had it figured out in a matter of seconds! And she is the only 1 who KNOWS what/how to get the treats out and our other 2 dogs follow her around waiting for the chance to get a treat! By: Kimberly


Bigger than expected By: Laura




Great toy! They really enjoy it. By: Patricia


No comment entered by customer. By: Tamra


My pup loves playing with this ball with or without treats in it! By: Chrissy


Dante is a determined chewer who loves treats! He loves this ball and has not destroyed it... Yet! :-) By: Donna


The ball is fun overall with treats inside, but it is a bit heavy and bouncy. Maybe slightly smaller size would be easier to carry around. I dont think my dog gets it that its a treat ball to push around yet, but working on it! By: Natalie

Customer service response: Hi Natalie, Thank you for your feedback about the Brain Ball. I understand you expected more of a fetch ball. I do hope your dog is enjoying pushing the ball around and trying to dislodge the treats! We sincerely appreciate your support of the shelter dogs. :)


No comment entered by customer. By: Lauren


Dog enjoys playing with it. Treats come out fairly easy By: Vicky


My pups chase each other to get it. Will have to order another! By: Angie


Love to provide something that will take the time and interest of my puppy, Shadow, and this works great! By: Joan


We're still working on getting the treats out, but we're having fun learning! By: Debbie


Not at hard to get treat as I expected. The treats really fall out of it. We us the ball in the park to have our dog chase it. By: Carolyn

Customer service response: Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your feedback! I've attempted to reach you by Email. We suggest stuffing the BrainBall with treats larger than kibble so that they don't fall out. I hope that helps! Thank you for providing a dog toy to a shelter in need!

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