Do Hushies Really Work?

Do Hushies Really Work?
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Do Hushies work?Hushies are a squeak toy that doesn’t actually squeak, at least not to our ears. But dogs are supposed to love it, so you can give it to them and not have to worry about being driven insane. That is if it actually works, so let’s find out.

Overview
When it comes to dog toys there are a few problems that dog owners typically run into. First, there doesn’t seem to be a toy that exists that a dog can’t chew through in a matter of minutes, especially if your dog is a chewer. So it seems most dog toys are very disposable, which is a shame because they do cost money, so you want to get some value for the money you’re spending.

The Claim
The makers of Hushies claim that they’ve incorporated a squeaking mechanism that only dogs can hear. They say that no matter how hard your dog pulls and bites at this it won’t rip, and if it does, there’s no stuffing inside so they won’t try to eat the stuffing and you won’t have to clean it up.

The Hype
Pet products are pretty easy to sell, and don’t need much hype, since pet owners want to give their pets the best experience possible. Here they simply show how annoying a squeaky dog toy is, and how stuffed toys end up getting shredded in due time. This is not an exaggeration, that’s what really happens to toys dogs get ahold of.


The Cost
They say you end up getting four Hushies for $24, That’s $10 plus $7 shipping plus an extra $7 shipping for the “free” ones. But it’s not bad that you get four of them for this price, since that boils down to just $6 each.

The Commitment
Since this is using a sound that only dogs can hear this should be less of a headache on your part, because your dog can chew away on the toy and you won’t be bothered by the incessant squeak of a squeak toy. It’s also relatively cheap and you’re getting a pretty good supply of them with this offer, so you might be good on dog toys for awhile.

Evaluation
The Hushies concept is a great one, and it’s amazing that no one else thought about this before. One thing that people will wonder about is whether the toy actually does squeak for dogs to hear it, since there’s no way to prove that it does or it doesn’t. But if you’ll watch your dog’s reaction to it you’ll know that it’s making a sound for them because they’ll get into it the same way they’ll get into a squeak toy.

You basically have to consider your other options here. More than likely you’ve already bought a long line of dog toys, and for whatever reason they didn’t quite work out, and now you’re back in the market for more dog toys. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a toy that could make it so you don’t have to go dog toy shopping for a while? It’s not as if there will ever be one dog toy forever, but it would be nice to be able to get your dog something that they enjoy, and that they can enjoy day after day without ripping it to shreds. Keep in mind that if your dog is an aggressive chewer and gnawer there’s basically not much you can do, they’re going to destroy anything you give them for longer than a few minutes.

That’s one way to know whether or not your dog will enjoy this. If they already love squeaking toys, to the point where you’re ready to take their toy away from them and destroy it, they’ll love this as well, and you’ll be happy since you won’t hear a thing.

Final Hushies Review

Hushies are getting our Thumbs Up rating, since they’re taking a proven winner, the Crazy Critter, and adding an ultrasonic squeak to it so that your dog stays interested. This is better than dozens of different squeak toys on the market, because it doesn’t make a shrill obnoxious noise when your dog plays with it, and it’s not made of rubber that your dog will chew through quickly, and it doesn’t have stuffing so they’re not going to make a huge mess even if they manage to tear it at the seams.

Our Recommendation
This is recommended for dog owners that know that their pets prefer squeak toys to ordinary toys. Because this is durable and doesn’t contain stuffing your dog can chew on it for far longer than most dog toys. And since it’s quiet you won’t mind if they play with it for long periods of time. Just be sure they don’t get bored with it by limiting their time with it so it stays a novelty.

What do you think? Do Hushies work or not?


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Kaila Braley July 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This is a really great idea for a dog toy! Squeaky toys are so fun for dogs but they aren’t so fun to listen to, so it’s such a great idea for there to be a toy that can take care of both of these problems. Your dog can enjoy the toy they like and you don’t have to listen to it. Plus, the price is not bad, and you get four at the same time. Even if these toys aren’t as durable as they claim, the price for one toy is cheap, and you have 3 back ups, so it’s still worth it. I would definitely buy this for any pet that really enjoys chewing and squeaking toys.

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Allison July 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I wish they had invented this a few years ago when we first adopted our dog. I do not mind a little noise but consistent squeaking really started to get on my nerves. I felt bad for the pup but some days I would hide it and give him a quieter toy so I would not have to listen to it anymore! If he had played with this I am sure I would not have noticed a thing and he would have been more pleasantly occupied for the day. I would love to see some “used” reviews before I purchase it.

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LS August 5, 2013 at 4:22 am

This is an awesome idea. My dog absolutely loves his squeak toys but they really do get annoying after a while. With this toy, though, he can play for hours on end if he really wants to and, apparently, I will not even be the wiser! I think this is really innovative and I am definitely going to pick it up. Does anyone know if the product is absolutely safe, though? How long does it last? Can it withstand a lot of rough playtime? My dog can certainly get aggressive with his toys, so I want to be sure I’m going to buy something that is safe and durable.

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