Chuckit!® Flying Squirrel Dog Toy
WARNING - The new ones don't fly at all
We had a previous Flying Squirrel toy for many years. It flew well, no matter who was throwing it, and the dog loved catching it out of the air. When it finally wore out, naturally we bought a new one. The new one doesn't fly at all. No matter who throws it, and how it is thrown, it just tilts to the right EVERY TIME and crashes to the ground EVERY TIME. Clearly they have changed the product and have some kind of manufacturing problem. Sad.
November 7, 2014
Just doesn't do it
My dog lives for a good game of Frisbee. However, she does not like hard plastic discs. As such, I buy her floppy, cloth ones.
We have gone through a series of these that she enjoyed. They flew well and for quite a distance but we're not very durable. Seams would split or she would chew threw the fabric in a matter of weeks.
I had been told about Chuckit toys and decided to give them a try. I bought both the squirrel because I thought it would be great for nighttime play and the disc for distance throwing.
Initially, they seemed to be better products as the material seemed more durable and the squirrel had glow in the dark tabs. I was, however, sadly disappointed the moment we used them.
The squirrel barely flies at all and constantly tilts. Also, the glow in the dark patches do not retain much light which made it difficult for her to find at night.
Likewise, the disc flies at a sharp angle and has no air time. It just lands on its side and rolls away. While my dog will retrieve it, she would rather use the old raggedy discs so she can catch them in the air.
If you are reading this my suggestion would be to go with one of these toys:
March 17, 2014
The product is well made and sturdy. My dog has lots of toy drive so she likes it and chases it with no problem.
The problem is it doesn't fly well at all. Most of the time it will turn sideways and roll on the ground. I'll stick to the Kong frisbee.
December 31, 2013
The almighty Chuckit!
I have an extremely adorable Corgi named "Mommy" who is friends with another playful Corgi at the dog park named "Rosie". Rosie and her owner brought their Chuckit! to the park with them and they played happily but she wouldn't let Mommy anywhere near it because she was very possessive of it, so of course, I had to buy one for my dog! OMG...she LOVES it!!! She loves catching it like a frisbee, she grabs it and throws it up in the air for herself, catches it, carries it around and she likes to chew on it. I put it away when she is just chewing on it and replace it with a bone, but it's very sturdy and she has not destroyed it yet. :) It's definitely worth it to see her get so much enjoyment out of the toy.
December 14, 2013