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Heads Up…Flying Squirrels!

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel
Written by Rachael Sando

Charlie was a very good boy at puppy class this week. Given all his hard work and after missing these boys like WOAH after a weekend trip out of town (More on that later), we thought it was only right to treat him to a special surprise. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the Old Boy either – he just takes pleasure from the simple things. So, for the Monster – a brand new Chuckit! Flying Squirrel (Large) and for Harley a walk and roll in the field!

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

Charlie is a big fan of the Chuckit! Line of toys. He loves to play with the Chuckit! Heliflight with his best friend, Meera. He will endlessly chase the toy (whether in another dog mouth or flying through the air). Simply, its one of those toys that you have to hide unless you want to spend 10 minutes throwing it or deal with a naughty puppy loudly demanding playtime.

Charlie with the Chuckit!

Charlie with the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

 A new toy!…Is this real life!?!?!!

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

Hurry up and throw it already!

So it probably goes without saying, but Charlie LOVED this toy! Going completely out of his mind, “I don’t attend puppy school”-bonkers!

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

In design, it looks really similar to the Heliflight and since directions are totally overrated, I winged it! This usually turns out fine for me, but alas today was not my day and it basically flew 10 feet and “kerplopped” on the ground. Now, if I’m making this sound complicated, I apologize, its not. After looking at it a little more closely (and caving in and reading the back) I grabbed a “paw”, flicked my wrist, and watched it soar.

Once we got the motion down, this thing really took flight! While it doesn’t travel as far of a distance as the Heliflight, this thing gets some serious hang time. It has a tendency to float upwards and drop slowly.  Once Charlie saw this it was on!


Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

Jumping for the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel


Charlie chased after the Flying Squirrel until his little legs were so tired that he just kind of waited for it to fall and then tried to run off and settle in for a good chew. Charlie has taken some chunks out of his BFF’s Heliflight so we knew we couldn’t let this happen and promptly took it away! (Although not before snapping a picture of course!)

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

What was the big guy doing you wonder? Well, Harley isn’t really into fetching, so he just walked around, took in the sights and sounds, and enjoyed the great outdoors!


Ohh, how I love this boy

Overall, a super fun night with a super fun toy!  Keep an eye out for our full review in the next few days!

Have you tried the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel?  Let us know in the comments!


About the author

Rachael Sando

Rachael is a School Psychologist with degrees from the University of Rochester and RIT. Though a lifelong dog lover, this passion has taken on a new direction through the utilization of therapy animals in her day job. Charlie, our Golden Retriever, works with Rachael as a school therapy dog in a local primary school where he brings comfort and support to students and staff on a daily basis.

1 Comment

  • Charlie is always keeping us on our toes…who has tricks for getting him to drop this darn thing when he doesn’t want to give it up!?