The package itself contains the Snuggles Puppy, one milk bottle, an Adoption Certificate, an Instruction Manual and 4xAAA Batteries. The batteries are to be installed in the back paws. Snuggles My Dream Puppy comes in excellent size and because of this it is easy for a toddler to carry this toy around
. It has realistic fur and really feels lifelike. Children definitely love feeding the puppy with the bottle. When a child feeds the puppy it makes pleasant noises
like he is gurgling. Snuggles can even burb after he has been fed well. The Adoption Certificate in the package is a Certificate that proves that your child has adopted this adorable and soft puppy and he/she would be responsible to take care of. Snuggles My Dream Puppy is made of soft, fluffy, brown fur and has the cutest button nose that you can press on and play with him. This little live pet –puppy cannot walk and his legs and ears are floppy. On the neck the puppy has a blue little collar with a name tag where you can write whatever name you choose for your favorite pet. If you are confused at first what does this puppy do and how does it function, all the different ways of how to play with the dog are described or better said shown through pictures in the Instructions Manual, which is very convenient since this kind of instruction are child-friendly and they can “read”
the instructions by themselves.
Snuggles and Packaging
This toy comes in a package that resembles a dog carrier. The package is not environmentally friendly
. On the front of the package it says “Try me –Press my nose” so if you do this the dog immediately interacts with you by moving his head and closing the eyes. On the back of the package it says that you can download Free App and you can connect the toy with the app. If you open the app the child will be thrilled because there the child can adopt a virtual puppy that he or she can feed, play with or decorate him with certain accessories by playing games which children nowadays are especially excited about. The games are interesting for the kids because they can ear coins and unlock surprises about their adopted virtual pet. By this feature this already interactive toy becomes even more interactive and technologically advanced
. The back of the package in short describes most of the interactions that the dog does –moves the head, drinks milk and makes pleasant sounds and if kissed he sniffs or kisses back. No matter of how adorable the package is, most of the customers agree with the fact that it takes quite a while to unbox Snuggles especially because the box handle is intertwined inside the package and there are some zip ties and rubber bands. All in all, you need patience in order to get Snuggles out of the box. However, all the patience will be rewarded definitely by your child’s smile because children simply love this puppy.
This lovable ball is overloaded with cuteness so when you decide to play with it, use the ON/OFF switch which is placed on one of the paws. You can play with Snuggles even if he is in off position. Lots of parents use this OFF mode for example when the child goes to bed and wants to take the puppy with him or her. However, if your child wants to interact with the puppy, you have to turn it on. One of the sensors is placed on the head of this plush toy. Snuggles is like a real puppy in many things: the puppy can bark, sniff, pant, whimper
, snore when he sleeps or even burb from time to time. Snuggles has these 6 play modes and they are accompanied with over 35 realistic sounds and if you show him real love he can even say phrases like “ I Ruff you” .
This Dream Puppy loves to be loved and he will enjoy the affection that you and your child can offer. So when you pat the Snuggles Puppy he closes his large blue eyes and makes adorable face expressions. You can scratch his head or belly and this sweet puppy will react to the patting with closing the eyes and eventually falling asleep
. These life-like responses are real enjoyment for the young ones.
Another pressure point of the puppy is on his nose so if you press it or maybe put a small ball on it, Snuggles will sniff and just like a real dog will expect from you to play together with him and the ball. The more attention you pay to the puppy the more he would want to play with you and if left with no attention the puppy will switch into a mode of sleeping and in this way the toy saves battery too. This charming toy can even take a nap after the tiring games and play. In order to make the dog go to bed you need to lay him down on side or on the back. While the puppy is asleep with his eyes closed he is breathing so you can observe his “sleeping” (the tummy moves) or even start snoring at times. If you leave Snuggles Dream Puppy for a little long (in ON mode) and maybe forget about him, the Puppy after a while will ask for your attention by making “cry” sounds, which is very cute. But if you decide to ignore him besides his attention-seeking
for a while, Snuggles will eventually go to sleep.
Toy that Enjoys Affection
The third sensor is in his tummy so you can hold the puppy in your hands, pat his tummy and soon this little cutie will probably close his eyes and take a nap. After a long play or a nap your child will definitely want to feed Snuggles. While the puppy is drinking you can hear drinking sounds or sounds of sucking while the milk bottle,
included in the package is in the puppy’s mouth. The moment the child removes the bottle the puppy will make happy sounds just as when you tickle him on the tummy. This Dream Puppy can cuddle up in your arms and fall asleep. The kids love rubbing their nose against the puppy's nose and listening to the happy purr that Snuggles make as well as the other happy sounds.
Snuggles does not have to be called "Snuggles" but your child can choose any pet name that sounds appealing to him/her. The name can be written in the "birth certificate" of the dog and on the name tag itself.
Apart from the ON/OFF switch there is also a third option or mode “Try me”, which is an option for demonstration that shows in a limited number some sounds and movements
that Snuggles can make and if you want to see everything what this Dream Puppy is capable of then you have to switch it on the "ON" mode.
This charming toy is intended for children who are older than 4 although many younger children are able to use this puppy and play with it. It is a stuffed plush toy and there are no removable parts that can be of danger for kids younger than 4, except maybe the attachable blue collar with the small name tag that might be choking hazard for younger children. The mechanism inside of the toy cannot be felt because of the soft fur that resembles like a real fur of a dog. It is a great size (31cm x 16cm x 30cm) puppy that even children younger than 4 can hold it, play with it and carry it around.
One of the drawbacks of Snuggles is that it cannot walk or stand on the legs, what you can do is only to hold him in the arms or put him in a position to sit or lie down
. It would have been great if this Dream Puppy could walk. One other thing that has to be noted down is the number of customers who claim that this toy breaks down after a very short time or the toys are reported to be defective from the start so it is recommendable to test the toy before purchase if that is possible. The complaints usually refer to the sounds that come from the toy and occasional barking when the dog is supposed to be sleeping.
Care and Maintenance
Since Snuggles Dream Puppy contains batteries and sensors water or moisture should be avoided. In order to clean the plush toy you can brush the fur or if there is dirt you can remove the dirt by damp cloth. Snuggles should not be exposed to the Sun
for too long because too much exposure can influence on the electronic features as well as the color of the puppy. The outer furry skin cover is not removable so it cannot be washed so although the instructions recommend wipe cleaning it might be difficult to clean fur with wipes. One thing that customers have to have in mind before they report that the toy might be defective is that the batteries that are included in the package are used for demonstration purposes. More about the care of the puppy and some safety precautions is described in the Instructions.
The Bottom Line
This real life puppy toy is very convenient if you want to teach your kids to some responsibilities
that the child will have if he/she owns a pet –a real dog. This is really one hypoallergenic and potty training free option that parents will agree to or maybe if you live in a place where pets are not allowed the Snuggles Dream Puppy will make a great substitute. This Dream Puppy is one truly adorable interactive toy that your kids will love from the moment you turn it on because it acts as a real dog, meaning that it can respond to your patting or head or belly scratching. In fact, it has 6 play modes and makes over 35 sounds that are reaction to the touch of the sensors placed in the nose, head and the tummy. Children love seeing the dog they pat how it breathes in and out and his tummy moves. The feeling of owning a real dog is intensified with the name tag, where you can write the name of the puppy and Adoption Certificate that creates personalized experience
. Snuggles My Dream Puppy with adorable face expressions, expressive eyes and always ready for snuggling is definitely an interactive toy that is very popular among children aged over four and much older.