We just got a cool new dog toy that I can’t wait to share with you! It’s called a Hol-EE Roller and it’s a flexible rubber ball that features lots of holes. I’ve seen it in my local pet store for years and the intriguing honeycomb design always caught my eye. Yet, I never bought it because I had no idea what the heck to do with it. Well, it turns out, this dog toy doesn’t only look cool. The patented open design also makes it extremely versatile. Here are 10 ways you can use it to keep your pooch entertained.
1. A Fetch Ball
In its basic form, the Hol-EE Roller toy is the perfect fetching ball since its flexible rubber and many holes make it easy for dogs to carry. Throw it, roll it, or bounce it to your pooch to chase after and enjoy!
Have you ever seen those “hide-and-seek” interactive plush toys? Well, you can create your version by stuffing small squeaky toys in the Hol-EE ball. The hexagon cutouts make this ball super easy to stuff. Use plush toys that are big enough to stay inside the holes yet small enough for your dog to yank out with a bit of work.
3. Treat Dispenser
Whip up a batch of homemade dog biscuits and stuff a few inside your Hol-EE Roller ball. My Chihuahua, Diego, could seriously bat this ball around for 20-30 minutes as he focuses on freeing the tasty treats inside.
4. Sort of Like a Snuffle
Similar to the snuffle mat, tie a few fleece strips to the ball and push the excess fabric inside (so the ties are filling up the center). Drop a few of your dog’s favorite biscuit treats inside. He’ll need to roll and shake the ball to set the treats free!
5. Treat Rollups
Bump up the challenge by rolling a few biscuit treats into fleece strips and stuffing the strips inside the ball. Some treats fall out when the ball rolls. For others, dogs will need to work the fleece strips out to set the treats free.
6. Hol-ee Piñata
Similar to the ideas above, this one involves stuffing the Hol-EE Roller with treats. But, instead of just giving it to your dog to roll around, run a string through the center and tie each end to a chair or something sturdy that won’t fall over in your house. Your dog will need to use his paws and snout to get the treats.
7. Add a Rope Toy
Does your dog love tugging on rope toys? If so, grab a simple rope toy and feed it through the middle of your Hol-EE Roller toy.
8. Add a Tug Handle
Cut a few fleece strips, run them through one of the holes, and then braid the fabric to create a tug! *This idea is better suited for gentle players.
9. Ball in a Ball
If your pup’s favorite toy is a tennis ball then try stuffing that inside the Hol-EE Roller! I bet he’ll get a kick out of a small tennis ball rolling around inside a large Hol-EE roller ball.
10. Hol-EE in a Hol-EE
This is a similar idea to #9, but instead of using a tennis ball, you stuff a smaller Hol-EE ball into a larger one. This versatile dog toy comes in multiple sizes (XS-XL), which really comes in handy.