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Updated March 2023
Mike and I (Steph) have tried out countless monthly subscription dog boxes for our adorable dachshund Django. Two boxes that we keep going back to are BarkBox and Super Chewer.
Most seasoned dog owners have heard of BarkBox, the super popular monthly subscription box for dogs that includes a fun assortment of plush toys, treats, and chews. We are huge fans of BarkBox in our house, but I readily admit that it is not for some dogs. Our little guy Django is a 14lb tweenie sausage dog, and he has easily chewed through many BarkBox plush toys in a matter of minutes (or maybe seconds). Does that sound like your dog? If so, let us introduce you to Bark Super Chewer.
Super Chewer is Bark's monthly subscription box of "tough stuff for tough dogs." It offers dog owners a curated collection of toys, treats, and chews designed specifically for tough and aggressive chewers.
In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide a comprehensive overview and review of Bark Super Chewer based on our own experiences getting the toy and treat-filled boxes for our dog Django. To give you a very good idea of what to expect with each box, we include photos, details, and personal feedback on one of Django's Super Chewer boxes.
What is Bark Super Chewer? What dog toys, treats, and chews come inside the monthly box? How does the subscription work, and how much does it cost? Is it worth it? Here is everything you need to know.
Bark Super Chewer is a monthly subscription service that delivers high quality and super durable dog chews, toys, and treats to your doorstep. Every Super Chewer has 6 BarkShop products based on your dog's size and food allergies. Sizes include small (1-20 lbs), medium (20-50 lbs), and large (50+ lbs).
When placing your first Super Chewer order, you can select which ingredients you want to avoid based on your dog's diet or your personal preferences (e.g., no turkey, no beef, no chicken). After you receive your first box, you can even tailor the ratio of toys to treats to chews. This means that you can order a toy only Super Chewer box, if you want!
BarkBox and Super Chewer are very similar. They both offer subscriptions to dog boxes full of high quality treats, toys, and chews with fun monthly themes. The two key differences are that (1) Super Chewer dog toys and treats are specifically designed and made for tough, heavy, and aggressive chewers, and (2) Super Chewer includes two chews whereas BarkBox only includes one.
When you sign up for Super Chewer, you are signing up for a subscription that sends you monthly dog boxes and automatically charges you each month before shipping out your new box.
When ordering your first Super Chewer, you can select a month-to-month, 6 month, or 12 month plan. As soon as you sign up for your first box, you will be billed for the first box. If you signed up for a 6 or 12 month plan, you will automatically be charged on the 1st of each subsequent month for the remaining boxes.
Sign up for a Super Chewer subscription here.
Keep in mind that if you select a multi-month subscription, you will be paying for each monthly box until your plan ends. Even if you cancel your subscription in the middle of the period (i.e. 3 months into your 6 month subscription), you will still continue to be charged for the remaining boxes.
One other important detail worth mentioning... Subscriptions auto-renewal at the end of the subscription period. If you do not want your subscription to be renewed for an additional 6 to 12 months, turn off auto-renewal or contact the Super Chewer support team. Want to pause your subscription or get a Super Chewer Box every other month? Call +1 855-520-2275 or email The Happy Team.
Yes! You can purchase or "gift" a one-off Super Chewer Box at any time throughout the year. Mike and I actually prefer this (instead of a longer subscription) since Django has a pretty large dog toy collection, and he goes through the dog treat bags very slowly.
It is worth mentioning that the cost per box decreases when you select a multi-month subscription. If you want to save a decent amount per box and plan on purchasing several boxes, then a 6- or 12-month subscription is probably best for you. We provide more details on the cost of Super Chewer below.
Each Super Chewer box includes 2 natural rubber toys, 2 full-sized bags of dog treats, and 2 meaty chews. Designed for the toughest and roughest chewers, Super Chewer toys are made with woven nylon fabric, natural rubber, and rubber foam.
Here is what came with one of Django's fun holiday-themed boxes (scroll down for a photo):
Each Super Chewer Box has a really fun, seasonal monthly theme. The box we highlighted above was obviously a Thanksgiving-themed one for November. Here are other themes that have been shipped out in the past:
The price of each Super Chewer box depends mostly on the length of your subscription. The longer your subscription is, the more you will save. Here are Super Chewer prices as of November 2022.
Subscription prices in 2022:
Gift prices in 2022:
Extra toy club: For only $7 extra per month, you will get an extra super-tough toy added to your monthly box.
Shipping: Shipping is free inside the contiguous 48 United States and Washington, D.C. There is an $8 shipping fee for shipments to Alaska, Canada, and Hawaii.
Sales tax: Sales tax will also be added at checkout and varies by state. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon do not have an internet sales tax.
Returns are not accepted. Donate any unwanted items to your local animal shelter or share them with a four-legged friend.
Super Chewer has a very good Guarantee Policy: If something does not work for you or your dog, contact The Happy Team, and they will send you a replacement item 100% free of charge.
The retail value of all Super Chewer items is at least $50. Compare this number to a 6-month subscription price of $35/box or a 12-month subscription price of $30/box, and the savings are significant (i.e., 30%-40% off the total retail price).
It is incredibly convenient to have dog toys and treats delivered to our home, and Django somehow knows the Super Chewer box is for him every time. As you can see in one of our photos above, he dives into his new box as soon as I tear open the lid!
If you are looking for high quality and unique toys and treats for your dog and want to make him or her ridiculously excited and happy every month... then a Bark Super Chewer subscription is 100% worth it in our opinion.
It is extremely easy to order your first Super Chewer box. Here is how to do it:
If you are looking to spoil your dog with high-quality dog toys, treats, and chews each month, Super Chewer is a perfect choice.
Do Super Chewer rubber toys last forever? Compared to plush dog toys (which generally last a day in our household!), they are like everlasting gobstoppers.
As for the chews and treats, Django LOVES them. The chews and treats are also relatively healthy and well made with limited ingredients, so Mike and I are happy knowing we are feeding Django something decent. Since Django is only 14lbs, we typically don't let him devour the entire treat in one day.
Overall, Super Chewer is an excellent monthly dog subscription box for strong chewers and a great value—especially if you choose a 6 or 12 month subscription. If you have not already, give it a try, and let us know what you think!
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Review #2! It’s been over three years since we wrote our first review of The Farmer’s Dog and over four years since we started feeding this fresh dog food to our long-haired dachshund, Django.
Over the years, The Farmer’s Dog has introduced has launched a DIY Nutrient Mix for homemade fresh dog food and added salmon oil to its increasingly popular fresh dog food recipes.
In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide an updated overview and review of The Farmer's Dog based on our extensive experience with the fresh dog food brand.
Dog backpack carriers have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. These pet carriers are incredibly functional and useful in countless settings. Do you love hiking, strolling, or shopping around town with your dog? Do you live in a city, take public transportation, or commute with your pup? Do you have a senior dog with arthritis, a puppy that has not been vaccinated, or a dog recovering from surgery like our dachshund, Django?
Dog backpacks are safe and convenient pet travel carriers where your dog can rest and relax comfortably without slowing you down. They are worn like a standard backpack (on your back) and have a dedicated, secure, and comfy place for your pup to ride.
In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we explore the two types of dog backpack carriers: vertical and horizontal. We explain why natural position backpack carriers are always the best option for dogs with back or health problems. We also discuss what features you should look for in a horizontal dog backpack carrier.
Dachshunds are a small, stubborn, loyal, and adventurous dog breed. Mike and I (Steph) know from experience. We're the proud dog parents of Django, our 7-year old long-haired dachshund and adventure pup. Django has been all over the United States and Europe with us, and we even named our dog accessories and dog apparel business, DJANGO, after him!
Despite being one of the most popular small dog breeds, dachshunds are often difficult to outfit. It can be challenging to find a dog harness that comfortably and securely fits your wiener dog's broad chest, muscular build, and long frame.
In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we discuss what to look for when choosing a walking harness for your sausage dog. We also examine how often you should exercise your dachshund.