Dog Toy Reviews

Puller Dog Toy Review – Fetching, Tugging, and Training Fun!

Puller is one of the most unique dog toys we have found. This toy was developed with dog training and overall health in mind.
Written by Kevin Sando

As soon as we laid our eyes on the Puller at Backer’s Total Pet Expo last fall, we knew that Charlie had to have it.

As a well known frisbee connoisseur, this thing was clearly right up his alley. We spoke briefly to their representatives at the booth to learn a bit more, and as it turns out Puller is more than just a dog toy.   It is designed to be used as a dog training and exercise device as well!

Needless to say we were thrilled when their parent company, Collar recently contacted us about reviewing Puller for the blog!

MyDogLikes reviews the Puller Dog Toy and Training Device!

About the Puller

The Puller consists of a set of 2 soft but durable rings.  They are constructed of a unique material that is non-toxic, tough and resilient, yet gentle on your dogs teeth.  Puller is lightweight, naturally buoyant and thus great for use in water as well. 

Click here to buy the Puller from Amazon

Puller is available in 2 sizes, Standard (11” diameter rings) and Mini (7.5” diameter) and they were kind enough to send us one set of each size for review!  

Looking for some great toys for big dogs? Check out the Puller by Collar! This toy is versatile, tough and unique!

More than Meets the Eye

Part of what makes Puller so unique is its design intent.  It is no coincidence that this product is sold in a pair – it was truly designed with a dogs health and well-being in mind. 

While it may look like a regular dog toy, it really functions more as a piece of exercise equipment.  We all know how important exercise is to keeping your dog not only physically fit but mentally fit as well. Puller makes it easy to incorporate the type of rigorous exercise that dogs really benefit from into any busy lifestyle.

The Puller is constructed of a dense foam that can withstand heavy duty play and even a bit of chewing!

Puller recommends the following 3 activities (or exercises):

Combine them all in a typical play session for maximum health benefits!

MyDogLikes reviews Puller - a dog toy and training device in one!


The round shape of Puller makes it excellent for throwing and rolling.  Your dog will love to chase retrieve it! When they return, you’ll be prepared with a second Puller in hand to throw again.  This constant motion (as opposed to the standard fetch-retrieve-drop-wait-fetch cycle) keeps your dog on a brisk pace for an extended period of time.  This is especially important if your play area is space limited.  

If you are looking for some cool dog toys, we highly recommend the Puller. This versatile toy is great for exercise and training.


This exercise is designed to help increase dog-owner bonding and response.  A Puller is held in each hand and not released throughout the activity.  One Puller is then held out for the dog to jump and grab.  After a release command, the other Puller is held out to be grabbed.  This process is repeated back and forth and your dog gets a great workout while helping to reinforce commands and obedience at the same time.  Since we are actively working on NOT jumping with Charlie, we didn’t test this out yet!

Puller is one of our favorite dog tug toys - but it is so much more than that! It is also a great dog training tool!


This one is a bit more self explanatory – a good old fashioned game of tug!  Your dog will love the gentle “squish” of the Puller and you can be assured that it will not damage their teeth.  Pulling is great exercise for dogs and helps to build and develop many important muscle groups.

Harley carrying the Puller around! This dog toy is great for fetch, tug, and even dog training.

My Halo – It slipped!

Why MyDogLikes The Puller Dog Toy

As a big fan of frisbee and all things “fetch” Charlie was instantly enamored with the Puller. As for us humans, we absolutely love the emphasis that Puller puts not only on exercise, but on bonding with your dog through physical activity and mental stimulation.  

Since releasing toys after fetching is not strength of his, it was great to have two Pullers to keep play going; although sometimes a certain puppy brain forgot to drop the first and would carry it over to the second and stare, unsure of what to do! The Puller does not travel as far of a distance as a frisbee so it was a great option for our small(ish) backyard, which is great when we want to just burn some energy without going for another walk!

Charlie taking a quick break during a play and exercise session with the Puller Dog Toy


There are so many ways to use the Puller and we know it will keep the dogs mentally stimulated for a long time to come! Although we have not been able to try it, we look forward to Spring (isn’t everyone) and using  the Puller in the water. Since swimming is such a low impact exercise that is great for arthritic and aging dogs, we are super excited to use the Puller with our water dog, Harley!

Harley and Charlie playing with Puller - one of their favorite big dog toys

There is my other Puller!!


The Puller’s unique material holds up well to biting, pulling and the elements – earning it a spot in our list of the toughest dog toys.  It is not a chew toy however and should be taken away after a play session.  This also helps to increase interest in the Puller and make it more effective during training. We’ve done this with Charlie and as a result he gets really amped up when he sees me heading toward the backyard with it!

The Puller is more than just a dog toy - it functions as a dog training toy as well.


While it may not seem like a big deal, many dogs (like Harley) are averse to rubber or plastic type objects.  Puller has no discernible odor so will not be offensive to dogs that may be sensitive to this.

Charlie guarding his Puller toy, which has quickly climbed the list of his favorites!

This is a great toy for dogs who love fetch, tug, and interactive play! It keeps the mind and body busy without requiring a lot of space! The Puller has quickly jumped onto Charlie’s (and our) list of favorites toys for outdoor play! 

Click here to pick up a Puller on Amazon!

About the author

Kevin Sando

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has move than a decade experience in new product design, prototyping and early stage manufacturing. Pairing this background with his love of dogs, gives him a unique perspective to evaluate the design and execution of new and interesting pet products.


  • I imagine Dante would love a puller!! He loves to tug, we ended up tying a rope to his kong so that we could tug and throw it!

    • I bet he would!!! I always say this to everyone but I hope you win so I can see some great pictures of Dante!

    • The kitties of the house really liked chewing on the plastic zip ties that held the packaging together! Its a win win!

    • Gotta stay fit right!? Our Vet wants Harley to lose a few lb to help with his arthritis. He doesn’t like toys like this but he loves being chased, going for walks, and swimming!

  • We’ve heard a lot about this puller. Bailie might like it, but if she catches it, she will run and run with it and not give it back even if Mom has a second one. For dogs that are toy motivated it would be great for exercise. Very nice review and thanks for joining FitDog Friday!

    • Charlie sometimes just stares at the other one…He is afraid to set the one in his mouth down to pick it up, but then just pounces back and forth between them!

  • We stay active by walking many miles each day–that is for both of us. My best girl also has off leash fetch romps when she can run and jump and do whatever–that is exercise for her, but not so much for me. The puller would certainly add to our activity–activity for both of us–tug, tug, tug. Releasing toys is easy for my girl, so this game could go on forever.

    • They are shockingly durable. Charlie loves to carry his around the house (with supervision) but never does anything to it but mouth it. He loves the resistance it provides!

  • I keep my dog active by taking her for regular walks. She loves to tug so she would LOVE this toy.

  • I have five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, four of who are in the 5-6 year old range and very active. We have a fenced yard they love to play in, so I try to provide them toys and of course play with them. I also love taking them for walks (one or two at a time).

  • Your dogs are always having so much fun in the review photos! I have five dogs so I have to take individual time playing fetch or tug or something interactive with them individually, though one or two just want to pester the others instead of interact directly with me and that’s fine too. We walk daily but the fun offered with this loop is a necessary activity.

    • Thanks – Charlie is such a happy boy and is always having fun. It takes a special toy to get Harley in the mix though!!

      With 5 dogs the Puller would be fantastic for you! We loved its versatility and it would be great for your dogs to be able to burn off some energy playing tug with one another as well!

    • This toy is great for backyards. One of our favorite things about the Puller is that your dog can get a TON of exercise even in a small space!

  • We keep active by going for walks and playing in the house and yard. The dogs love playing fetch and tug so they would love this!

  • My dog, Bryan Adams, would love this. He’s almost 3 and has a ton of energy. His favourite thing to do is run around in my backyard. Still working on training but definitely getting better!

  • We have a puller and it does help keep my dog active. It’s a great reward at agility- great for a thrown reward, then brings it back for a game of tug. My dog loves it! Would love to get another so I can keep one in the training bag and one at home.

    • I think it would be a great option! The puller is great in tough weather conditions and excels in small spaces as well!

  • My dog, Lucy, is highly energetic!
    Walking her every day doesn’t work- and how i’ve tried.
    I’ve also bought toys, but none have withstood her teeth. So she’s turned to destroying ym socks and furnitrue.
    I would love this tough toy to remove some of her energy and salvage what toher socks I have left.

    • I think this could be a great fit. Check out our review of the Bomber, another great rough toy!

  • The Puller toy would be so awesome to use with my German Shepherd! We play in our backyard throwing his Frisbee or his ball. But I haven’t been able to find anything quite like this product …I think Darnell would love, love it! Thank you!!