Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bark Off & Crazy Critter Review

summer 026 We have a pug dog.  Her name is Sallie.  She’s a sweetie, and most of the time she looks like this ===>

But sometimes, when people walk by our house (and, unfortunately, we live along a main road, so this takes place quite frequently), she barks her head off and acts like a freak!  We’ve tried smacking her with a newspaper, spraying her with a squirt gun, and using a can of air called Pet Corrector.  Each thing has seemed to work, for a time, but then wears off. 

So, when the opportunity to review some pet products came my way, I jumped at the chance.  Something called Bark Off just might work, right?  Bark off is just a little white gadget and holder (which you can sit or mount on a wall).  It runs on a 9-volt battery.  The premise is that when your dog barks, the Bark Off emits a high-pitched noise that is supposed to make them stop barking.

Sallie did seem to respond to Bark Off at first; but, after awhile, it either stopped working or she became immune to it.  Because humans don’t hear the high-pitched sound, there’s really no way to know if the Bark Off system is working properly or not.  The battery seemed to be drained pretty quickly too – I knew this when the Bark Off started making a weird sound, similar to an electric wire shorting out. 

I’ll definitely buy another battery and  give Bark Off another chance, but I’m not 100% convinced that it works for MY dog.  To learn more about Bark Off and view a video on the product, click here.

Sallie was quite taken with the other product we received to review.  It’s called a Crazy Critter – she received the fox and was beyond thrilled with it.  The Crazy Critters have no stuffing, so they lie flat; they also have squeakers in both ends (though Sallie’s only has one working squeaker anymore!) 

We took a video of Sallie playing with her fox – this is the first time she laid eyes on it ---

I’d definitely recommend this toy, as it’s held up quite well to frequent and hard play!  I’ll purchase more of these for Sallie in the future, I’m sure.  Both items reviewed in this post sell for only $10 a piece, so they’re worth trying for your pet(s). 

NOTE: This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by TeleBrands for this review.

1 comment:

~ Denise ~ said...

Oh my goodness, that has to be one of the *cutest* videos I've ever seen!!!! Sallie's such a pretty, happy little puggy trying to catch that rascally fox! ;-)

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