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

$12.99

  • 42 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.

Pair it with our 100% Pure Freeze Dried Chicken or Liver Treats and your dogs are sure to have fun!

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

Material: Rubber

ABOUT PROJECT PLAY™

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
for a Shelter In Need - Learn More
Christmas Shipping Deadlines
To receive this item on or before Dec. 24th, please order by 12/17/2018 (for customers outside the USA, we cannot guarantee that this item will arrive by 12/24)

Expedited Shipment Deadlines (USA only): Last days to order with expedited shipping to receive before Christmas are 12/19/2018 noon PST (UPS Second Day) & 12/21/2018 noon PST (UPS Next Day). More information.
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Verified Customer Reviews

09/09/2018

No comment entered by customer. By: Jennifer

09/08/2018

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 iHeartDogs.com. 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!

08/29/2018

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

08/19/2018

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

08/03/2018

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

07/11/2018

Sturdy. My dog loves it! By: Tammy

06/03/2018

No comment entered by customer. By: Carol

05/30/2018

No comment entered by customer. By: Chris

04/19/2018

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

04/14/2018

My dogs love them! By: Lisa

04/11/2018

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!

02/02/2018

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

12/29/2017

Bigger than expected By: Laura

12/26/2017

BIG DOGGIE LOVE IT!!! By: Barbara

12/26/2017

Great toy! They really enjoy it. By: Patricia

12/24/2017

No comment entered by customer. By: Tamra

12/24/2017

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

11/29/2017

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

11/27/2017

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. :)

11/18/2017

No comment entered by customer. By: Lauren

11/11/2017

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

10/25/2017

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

10/09/2017

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

10/05/2017

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

09/29/2017

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!

09/14/2017

ove it By: Juli

09/08/2017

extremely durable, my dog has not been able to destroy it, but plays with it often and every day By: JoAnne

09/05/2017

Destroyed by my dog the first time I gave it to him. He only used it once unfortunately By: Nicole

Customer service response: Hi Nicole, I understand your dog has already destroyed the toys. We have attempted to reach you to offer an alternative or store credit. Please write to us at orders@iheartdogs.com so we can assist further. Thank you for supporting the shelter dogs!

07/26/2017

Was much bigger than I thought, much too big for my 3 pound Yorkie. By: Sally

Customer service response: Hi Sally, I understand the Brain Ball was too large for your 3-lb. Yorkie, but I'm so glad you were able to give it to a bigger dog who is enjoying it. Thank you for your purchase that provided a toy to a shelter dog!

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