Bobble Bone

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Puppy playtime just got quirky! Bobble Bone is a bobbling, treat-dispensing dog toy that entertains Spot while also dishing out his favorite treats. Features: - Two-part design, which unscrews for easy refills. All parts are non-toxic and FDA-approved. - Top bone part is made of chewy dense rubber, and is durable enough for even the most tenacious dogs. - Weighted base features a roomy treat cavity and stands upright when not in use. - Four holes dispense small treats as the toy bobbles around. Dimensions: 6.5in (160mm) tall, with a diameter of 4in (100mm) <i>Price, qty and features subject to change during production process. </i>

Weeble Wobble Base

Michael Kloeckner

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Build a simple wobble basis, use the KISS formula of success

After developing the base, there are several ways to take it

*use the cone shape and make it of rawhide, so that it can be refilled any time

*use the cone shape, but build it of durable

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It's quirky, cute and will keep the dog entertained trying to get his mouth around the big part. I like it. but, please for the sake of our carpets, lose the food in the toy part.. chewleather ok, but no kibble on my carpet.

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Dave Fulton

I like this idea best. Perhaps if there was some way to also put the treat in the base it would entertain dogs a bit more. Like putting a hole through the base. I thing the movement would be improved if the dog was going after the base rather than holding It down and eating from the cone. Also tests in the cone have more of a shot of throwing the balance way off. My only concern is that the weight not harm the aggressive chewer's teeth if they get it out of the toy.

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Dave Fulton

Sorry typed this on my phone and the spell check is dumb. Here are two spots that need clarification.
I think movement... Also treats in the cone...

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

Thanks, I appreciate the support

I never thought about using the base as a treat holder,so that has me thinking

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Christine Williams

This is great. I think the shape makes lost of sense. Your last suggestion is very appealing, as it can grow the range.

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

Thanks, I appreciate that

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

This is the simplest answer I have found on the colors to use

Dogs' visual acuity is lower so they cannot focus as well. An object a human can see clearly may appear to be blurred to a dog looking at it from the same distance. A rough estimate is that dogs have about 20/75 vision, which isn't that good, but oh well. Also, they can only see in black and white.
Actually, research shows that dogs CAN see some colors, just not at the same intensity as humans and not the same spectrum. It's a little more complicated, but basically, they can see shades of blue and yellow. Red and orange are seen as shades of gray. Green as I understand it is gray but blue-green can be seen. And I think they can see some shades of magenta. But I still stick with the basic yellow and blue. And I will say my dog's favorite toys have always been yellow.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_colors_can_a_dog_see#ixzz1AOOh7hge

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

Dogs are said to have dichromatic vision -- they can see only part of the range of colors in the visual spectrum of light wavelengths. Humans have trichomatic vision, meaning that they can see the whole spectrum. Dogs probably lack the ability to see the range of colors from green to red. This means that they see in shades of yellow and blue primarily, if the theory is correct. Since it is impossible to ask them, it is not possible to say that they see these colors in the same hues that a human would. Whether or not the ability to see some color is important to dogs or not is hard to say.

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dogsee.html

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

this link shows everything we need to know about dog vision

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

Here is some color and sight info for dogs
http://www.colblindor.com/2007/02/27/can-dogs-see-colors/

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Michael Kloeckner (Submitter)

There we go (I at least had to spell the submission title right)

I hope you all like it.

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About This Project

Concept Phase

In this project, we want you to submit sketches, images, videos, and other visuals that illustrate industrial design directions for the dog toy. We’ll use the top concepts as a starting point for our final design sketches.

In this round, you’ll want to think carefully about the product’s core functions. We’ll select several winners to form the foundation for Quirky Design Staff sketches in the next round.