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Crackle N Play is a toy made out of rubber that also makes a crackling noise that dogs find entertaining. The sound is similar to the noise a plastic water bottle makes as it's being crushed or chewed, but this toy is much safer than one of these bottles for a dog to play with. Besides being chewed, the ball-shaped toy can be thrown, rolled, or hidden, so it's suitable for virtually any dog, regardless of age or size.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Crackle N Play is $14.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Crackle N Play by paying an extra fee of $4.99 for a total price of $24.97. This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page found at; however, the company has since ceased selling Crackle N Play and has taken down the website. Crackle N Play may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

How It Works

Each toy consists of an outer rubber shell that's flexible and easy on a dog's teeth, and crunchy, crackly plastic similar to the plastic used to make a standard water bottle on the inside. Your dog will be able to see and bite down on the inside of the toy through the holes in the outer shell, which will engage their curiosity. However, they won't have enough access to the inside to bite off any plastic, so as long as the durable outer shell stays intact, the toy will be safe for them.


  • Durable, Non-toxic Rubber

    Every Crackle N Play toy's outer shell is constructed with durable, non-toxic natural rubber, so it's unlikely that any shell will rip, even if your dog is hard on the toy. Its lack of toxicity also means that you won't have to worry about your dog becoming ill due to frequently having this rubber material in its mouth.

  • Round

    This toy is round like a ball, so you can use it to play fetch with your dog just as you would with any other round ball. Your dog likely won't find the game difficult, as they'll be able to pick up the ball by its outer shell, using their teeth to hold onto it.

  • Compact

    Each of these toys is just a bit bigger than a standard-sized tennis ball, so you won't find it hard to carry to the park or wherever you want to play with your dog. Small dogs or puppies won't find its size overwhelming and / or scary, either.

  • Blue and Yellow

    The outer shell of each Crackle N Play is bright blue, and the inside of each is yellow, a color combination that dogs will likely find attractive and enticing. This combination of shades will also make the toy easy for you or your dog to find in a crowded room or outdoor space.

Positive Points

  • Promotes Exercise

    This toy promotes both physical and mental exercise, since your dog will have to keep their mind on the game and use physical coordination while playing with it in whatever manner is chosen. Although they won't be able to do this, they may also stretch their mind by trying to come up with ways to get the inner plastic out of the outer shell.

  • Fun for Family

    An entire family can have fun on a weekend afternoon by starting up a game of catch with the dog, using a Crackle N Play toy as the ball. Using this toy will help any children you have learn to play safely with your dog, too. Plus, If they end up being hit by the ball on accident, it's soft enough not to seriously hurt them.

  • Comes With Fox Toy

    Each of these toys also comes with a fox toy with minimal stuffing that will make a similar crackling noise to the ball.


  • Water Bottle

    If you've got some old water bottles lying around, it may be tempting to give one of them to the dog, but letting them play with one of these could be dangerous. They could pull off pieces of plastic and ingest them, cut themselves on a sharp, cracked edge or even swallow a lid, and all these things could lead to either illness or injury.

  • Stuffed Toy

    A lot of people buy stuffed toys for dogs, but if a stuffed toy has tons of stuffing inside, the dog could rip the toy apart, sending the stuffing flying everywhere—even into the dog's mouth. Then you'd have, at best, a huge mess to clean up and at worst, a dog who has ingested stuffing to deal with.

  • Standard Ball

    Most dogs like to play with balls, but some can get bored when the balls don't make any interesting noises. Some larger, thicker balls can also be hard for a dog to carry in their mouth. This won't be a problem if you use a Crackle N Play for fetch instead, though, as the dog will be able to hold the outer shell in its teeth.

  • Squeaky Toy

    Squeaky toys are another popular option for dogs, but these could become annoying for humans in the household if your dog likes to play while people are doing homework, completing paperwork, or sleeping. Yes, each Crackle N Play toy does make a crackling noise, but this noise isn't quite as jarring to the ears as a squeak.

Critical Advice

While this is unlikely to happen due to the durability of the rubber, if the outer shell of this toy does become detached from the inside, you'll have to get a replacement. It is unsafe to allow your dog complete access to the inner plastic material with their teeth or paws.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Crackle N Play online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Crackle N Play online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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