Pros: Great bounce patterns; Hard to destroy rubber ball; Cool colors
Cons: Feet get chewed off first - but ball still works after that
I picked up one of these Cuz Dog Toys a while back as I thought it would be a different toy and entertainment for my dogs, Leeta and Scooter. The Cuz Dog Toy for some strange reason has feet and little horns. It sort of looks like a ball "person" except there is just a big ball body with big flat feet and a couple little horns on top of the ball body. Very odd.
I have no clue why the company went with this shape, or if it is supposed to resemble something, but with the horns it does remind one of a "devil" ball-person.
The Cuz Dog Toy comes in a variety of sizes and colors ~ Small size is 3" high x 2 1/4" wide; Medium is 4" high x 3 1/2 wide; and the Large one is 5" high x 4" wide. You can select the size that is best suited for your dog. I went with the medium sized one, in red.
The color options are Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, and Orange. All the ball-people look just alike in shape. All the squeaky balls are able to stand up on their two feet as the feet are big and flat on the bottom and the center of gravity sits low. They stand up well, and if they do tip over they really do not roll away as the feet act as a stopper.
The Cuz Dog Toy is made of a soft flexible rubber, which the company says is "Made from 100% Tough-By-Nature Rubber" that is quite difficult to tear apart. My dogs are big time chewers and while they did tear off the feet within a short amount of time, it took them a month or more to really destroy the ball. They went mad for the squeaker inside and that is what drove them to tear and chew at the ball - they wanted that squeaker!
Once there was a hole in the ball and the squeaker disappeared the ball would still bounce, sort of like a flat tire, but it did sort of flop bounce around - the dogs would still chase it and bring it back for more.
The feet on the Cuz Dog Toy make for some irregular bouncing patterns, and the flexibility of the rubber added to the height of the bounces. This ball toy made for some mad dashes and quick change of running direction during play time. When you would toss the ball in one direction, it might take off in another when it would hit on a foot or little horn - the odd shape would directly affect the bounce pattern!
This odd bounce pattern really gave the dogs some extra workout when they would be running in high speed in the direction of the throw and then have to make quick turns and change of direction to go find the ball where it really ended up going. It was all quite entertaining! haha
You can buy these Cuz Dog Toy in "good" or "bad" form -- the "good" ones are all round with feet, and the "bad" ones have little devil horns with feet. You can also find the Solid Feet Cuz Dog Toy for those that want to make it harder for their dog to chew off the feet. Or go with the Dino Cuz Ball for a ball that sort of resembles a dinasaur with extended tail. You can also find these good and bad balls made of foam for your kitty - these are called Kitty Cuz. Don't ask me where this idea came from! haha I have only seen the "good" balls and the kitty ones on-line.
Check out the company JW Pet Company on their website at: www.jwpet.com ~ or check out one of their distributors at: http://www.petmountain.com/ ~ you will find all kinds of cool stuff there!
Thanks for reading! Judy