Every time my boyfriend and I are in Petco, we usually walk out with $80.00 worth of junk that we really didn’t need to buy for the dogs. We tend to spoil them, accidentally.
Our last trip to Petco was about a month ago, so I figured I’d get around to reviewing a few of the things we ended up buying for our dogs.
I ended up getting my small Yorkiewowa (Yorkie Chihuahua mix), a few items of clothing and a few small plush toys. My boyfriend though is attached to our Bully, (Bull Terrier) so he ends up spoiling the big boy, while I focus on the little one.
Due to Bully’s massive size and strength, it’s very difficult to find plush toys that can withstand the beating he delivers. We still buy him plush animals because he loves them, but he tears them to shreds in less then a few hours. He loves every minute of it, but we only buy them on rare occasions because we know how he is with them.
When my boyfriend picked up a Petsport Laser Chase II, I looked at him like he was crazy. What on earth would our dog want with a stupid laser? I had used lasers in the past as a toy for our cat, and she barely bat an eye to it. I had a hunch that he was about to wast $5.00 on this stupid device.
What Is It?
The Petsport Laser Chase II is basically a standard laser pointer, only minified. The concept… click on button, move red laser dot around on floor, and hope for a reaction.
I always figured these types of toys would only be useful with cats, seeing how they like chasing things. However our old cat Buddy didn’t pay no mind to it. I figured our China Doll (the cat) wouldn’t bother with it either.
He wasn’t buying it for China Doll though. He was buying it for Bully; a massive 55 pound dog.
Out of all of the cool chew toys and treats he bought for Bully, the first thing he wanted to try was the Petsport Laser Chase II. He took it out of the package, and had to insert the batteries. The Petsport Laser Chase II comes on a key chain, so you can add it to your purse or keys (God knows why you’d want to, but it’s there).
After getting the batteries in, he clicked down a stainless steel button for a test. It worked, but what he found annoying was the fact that he had to hold down the button otherwise it’d turn off. The button is also sort of rough on the hands, so it can cause discomfort after awhile.
He tried playing with Bully inside! Seeing how Bully is 55 pounds of pure muscle, I kicked them both out of the house. Once I made my way outside to see how things were going, I noticed Bully in a frenzy digging and slamming his face at the ground. The stupid dog was trying to eat the red dot that my boyfriend was swaying back and forth on the ground.
He had to be careful not to hold the laser still in one spot because we were afraid he’d break teeth on the concrete trying to catch the dot.
Bully seemed to love it, I watched as he ran like a bat out of hell after this red dot. He ran himself ragged, and had a hell of a time chasing the laser pointer. I guess it was a decent investment. I was not expecting the dog to even acknowledge the laser, yet here he was having a ball.
After seeing how much Bully liked it, we tried it on the other dogs. Some barked at it in fear, and others acted curious, but didn’t bother chasing it. China Doll acknowledged it, but grew bored with it once she discovered she couldn’t eat the red dot.
The Petsport Laser Chase II is a decent little device. However many dogs don’t bother with it. For only $4.99 though it’s not a huge loss. I like it because it provides a huge work out for our Bully. I’ve never seen him so excited over something so stupid.
Where To Buy:
Petco, or Petco.com