Tikr is a newly developed, treat-dispensing toy with a twist: there’s a built-in timer! Curious? Read on!

Tikr: A Treat Activity Toy for Dogs

Tikr: A Treat Activity Toy for Dogs

Tikr creates an engaging experience with a release of treats that’s cleverly driven by a built-in analog timer (no electronics or batteries). Dogs can sense the treats held inside Tikr, but can only access them at discrete points throughout playtime, the length of which can be set with the twist of Tikr’s timer dial. As the timer unwinds, it rotates an inner chamber containing treats. This chamber has a single hole that aligns one-by-one with progressively larger holes in the outer shell. When two holes are aligned, treats of a given size are able to fall out as your dog actively plays.

Tikr: A Treat Activity Toy for Dogs

Tikr: A Treat Activity Toy for Dogs

The timer can be set anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes. In my experience, most treat-dispensing toys don’t engage my dogs for very long; they have become extremely skilled at getting treats (of all sizes) out of their toys very quickly. Tikr’s controlled release seems like a great solution for dogs with a similar skill set!

SBARK, the company behind Tikr, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign, where you can pre-order this innovative new toy, with shipment set to begin in August.