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Opening Steve's January BarkBox: The Squirlz

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box
With themes from Italy to outer space, the subscription I have comes with two "super chewer" toys, two chews and two bags of treats.

Alexa, play Squirrels in my Pants by Ashley Tisdale.

Opening the January BarkBox

I tore open the tape on the January BarkBox for Super Chewers after bringing it up to my apartment. Steve was too busy snuggled up in my bed to even register the box of goodies that would soon meet their fate in his slobbery mouth. January's theme is "The Squirlz" and this is what the box had to say:

"Look out pup, because The Squirlz have taken over! These rascally rodents have high-tailed it into your Super Chewer box and are ready to enrage you – er, engage you. It's time to take action or be taunted. It's a squirrel's world – we're just playing in it."

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box

The Toys


First up, the Nightfling! This rubber toy is sewn into a nylon casing with a reinforced nylon strap. This is a toy dream come true for me and Steve. He loves to play tug-of-war but never gives up once he's secured a toy in his jaw. He can really bite down on the circle end, letting me have the upper hand with a strap thats already lasted a few days (which is saying something!).

On the Super Chewer blog, Bark Box says, "Any squirrel is a flying squirrel if you throw it hard enough. But be prepared for non stop barking if your dog sees it get stuck in a tree."

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box

Bark specifically says this toy is good for serious chewing and peanut butter or yogurt for enrichment!


Next up is Scurry. This bad boy is solid nylon and smells like peanuts. You would think this thing would be no match for Steve, but he's learned through his nylon butterfly, macaroni, Valentine's Day heart and Halloween bat how to tear something like this up. It is day one and he has been able to dig his teeth into it, but I'm sure this is one is going to enter the rotation as a primary chew toy.

This is what BarkBox had to say, "One too many chew sessions have this solid nylon toy scared stiff. But that just makes it easier for your dog to grab and grip. If the gnaw-friendly textures and peanut scent produce too much doggy slobber, you can toss it in the dishwasher between chew sessions."

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box

The Treats

This month's treats featured Moo Moo Links, Clucky Jerky Bars and Go Nuttys soft baked dog treats! The Moo Moo Links have a beef recipe while the Clucky Jerky Bars have a chicken recipe. While the specialty dog treats are honey peanut flavored. If it's good enough for a squirrel, it is definitely good enough for my squirrel-brained mutt.

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box

In all honesty, I haven't used it yet. We've been moving (which has been a whole THING) and I haven't gotten around to it, but it's hanging out on Steve's food bin. I'm sure it will be a welcome treat, as if there's a treat that's unwelcome!

Steve's Reaction

I don't know if Steve has ever had a bad reaction to a BarkBox, but the toys are already getting a lot of love. The treats are always a hit and a great training tool that I always bring along on our morning walks.

Steve's January Super Chewer Bark Box

Total rating

This box is going to get an 10/10. I'm a huge fan of the solid nylon chew toys and love a toy that actually makes it possible to play tug of war! Luckily, Steve is also. satisfied and has yet to grow thumbs to access the internet, so he has no opinions to share... yet.

We can't wait for next month's box!


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