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Dog plays with a hedgehog – Dog Toy Reviews | KONG Tennis Pals Hedgehog

Greetings and welcome back to another episode
of Tough Toy Tryouts. If you’re new here, be sure to hit that
subscribe button and setup alerts so you never miss out on the happenings of the channel. I’d also like to welcome all the new faces
out there because last weekend Story went viral. That’s right! This little video shown here made it to the
top of the front page of Reddit and on imgur, where it reached nearly 5
million people. Hopefully, you’ll see Story on TV soon where
she can make even more people chuckle. Anywho, this week we’re testing out a line
of Kong toys called Tennis Pals. This adorable plastic hedgehog has a unique
squeak—and as you can tell—has a Kong tennis ball lodged inside. They call this a puzzle of sorts, but to me
it looks like a very interesting fetch toy. We’ll just have to wait and see how long
it takes for that tennis ball to be removed and then subsequently destroyed. So now that we know what toy we’re testing,
let’s… …roll this thing on over to Story and see
how it holds up after a week’s heavy abuse. And here it is in all its shredded glory! The tennis ball obviously didn’t fare so
well but the hedgehog portion of the toy remained intact with only the usual scuffs and scrapes. So how did the toy do in general? Well for safety, the toy receives a 3. While the hedgehog portion could be left out
for Story without much concern, the tennis ball definitely wouldn’t. She had the first tennis ball out and felt
ripped off within the first hour of playing with the toy. I highly recommend monitoring your dog’s
play with this one. As for design, I have to give this a 5. The cuteness factor alone would get it a 5
but the fact that you can switch out standard sized tennis balls really adds something. When “ball is life” like it is with my
dog, tennis balls don’t last a very long time and they aren’t the cheapest thing
around. But grab one of these toys, and you could
extend their life by quite a lot. This feature extends into longevity as well
which receives a 3. The original ball only lasted an hour but
the other tennis ball I had installed is still intact, though probably under the couch. Story got pretty efficient at removing the
ball but since this is more of a fetch toy anyway, I was there to reinsert and continue
playing. That leaves us with the price which receives
a 3. At $8.45 on Chewy.com, I felt it was pretty
overpriced. Had they included a couple extra tennis balls,
it definitely would have been worth another bone for each. It does come in 2 sizes and the small version
is a little cheaper, but I cannot confirm if it still uses a standard sized tennis ball. After many hours toiling away at the score,
I can confirm with 85% certainty that this toy receives 3 and a half bones overall. Story really enjoyed fetch with this toy as
she was never really sure where it would bounce which grants this toy her seal of approval. While I recommend this toy for fetch, I do
recommend monitoring play even if you only use the hedgehog portion because this plastic
material is not rated for aggressive chewers. And that’s where we end this week’s episode. If you haven’t yet, be sure to hit that
“Like” button and share with all your dog park buddies. And if you have any questions about Story,
our testing or whatever, leave it in a comment or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskTTT. And feel free to recommend a toy for a future
test. Until next time, have an amazing week and
thanks for watching!

David Frank



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  2. Tonka the Malamute AKA WaterWolf Posted on June 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations That's AWESOME :)!

  3. BO PETE Posted on June 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Great upload, hope you keep it up with your videos. <3

  4. Grucci Epic Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    1+ sub more i see you at the dodo channel in coments

  5. amber holloway Posted on September 14, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I just watched your video in hopes of figuring out the secret to getting the ball back in before my pug comes completely unglued. (He's very impatient.. he gets it from me.) I am still fighting with ours, however, I CAN tell you that a regular sized tennis ball will not fit in the smaller sized options. Actually, it will be a miracle if I ever get the original one to fit again. Anyways, great video and you guys just earned yourselves 2 new fans!