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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.
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 July 2021.
Subscription prices in 2021:
Gift prices in 2021:
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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Most dogs detest having their teeth brushed. Many pups won't even let their owners come near them with a doggy toothbrush! Brushing your dog's teeth is obviously not always easy or enjoyable. It is also very easy to forget to brush your pup's teeth on a daily basis. Fortunately, one very reputable company, BARK, came up with a way to make doggy dental health much easier for us pet parents.
We discovered BARK Bright’s enzyme-powered monthly doggy dental kit last year and have been fans ever since. BARK Bright's chicken-flavored dog toothpaste and dog sticks turbocharge the enzymes in dogs' mouths to keep their teeth clean and breath fresh. They are incredibly simple and effective, and the kits are conveniently shipped straight to your door.
Is BARK Bright right for your pup? In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide an in-depth overview and review of BARK Bright. It is based on our own experience getting the dog teeth cleaning kit for our sausage dog Django.
Dr. Ian Billinghurst is the father of the raw dog food diet and the founder of the BARF ('Biologically Appropriate Raw Food' or 'Bones and Raw Food') diet. In late 1993, he wrote Give Your Dog a Bone. The worldwide best seller is one of the most important books on dog nutrition ever written. It discussed why raw, whole food is best for your dog.
As an Australian veterinary surgeon with 50 years of experience, Dr. Billinghurst has one consistent message: raw-fed dogs are healthier than their kibble-fed counterparts.
We caught up with the long-time raw food champion and international lecturer to discuss the controversial raw dog food diet. We also dig into how gray wolves evolved into modern dogs, and we weigh the benefits of the raw dog food diet against safety risks like foodborne pathogens. Finally, we chew over how to solve the companion dog population boom and why so many veterinarians have raw emotions about raw pet food.
When Mike and I (Steph) moved into our new home earlier this year, we reveled in the spacious layout. Compared to our previous 650 square foot apartment in New York City, our modest new home felt like a palace. We soon realized, however, we had a lot of furnishing to do. Our hardwood floors, in particular, needed immediate protection. We have a boisterous 3-year old toddler, a long-haired dachshund, and a newborn. The last thing we wanted was for our toddler's toys, our baby's spit ups, and our pup's nails to destroy our new hardwood floors.
While researching the best rugs for families with kids and pets, Mike and I (Steph) came across Tumble. Tumble offers machine washable and spill-proof area rugs with modern patterns and colors. Mike and I ordered 3 rugs for our home—a kitchen runner and two area rugs—and we never looked back.
The following is an honest review and in-depth overview of Tumble rugs based on our family's personal experience using several of the rugs in our home.