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Fill tikr with treats - set the timer from 5 to 45 minutes. Tikr treats your dog during playtime, and encourages their curiosity!
Fill tikr with treats - set the timer from 5 to 45 minutes. Tikr treats your dog during playtime, and encourages their curiosity!
Fill tikr with treats - set the timer from 5 to 45 minutes. Tikr treats your dog during playtime, and encourages their curiosity!
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Tikr: A Treat Activity Toy for Dogs!

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Tikr is an interactive treat toy that will surprise and delight your doggy pal for prolonged periods of time. Fill tikr with treats, then set the length of playtime by turning the built-in timer dial. There are NO electronics to break, and NO batteries to charge or even replace. Yup, you read that right!

Fill with Treats!
Fill with Treats!
Set the timer from 5-45 minutes
Set the timer from 5-45 minutes
Playtime!
Playtime!
  • Playtime can be as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 45. You decide! 
  • Tikr rewards your dog's play and curiosity with gradual access to the treats inside. 
  • Treats can only fall out when the timer-controlled holes in the toy align, so your dog remains captivated throughout play.
  • The treat holes are different sizes, so larger treats are saved until the very end. First the small, then the medium, and finally the large treat!
  • Oh, and did we mention... no batteries or charging required!
Tikr is made of incredibly tough rubber that is safe on teeth and won’t make that loud rattling sound that hard plastic toys do.
Tikr is made of incredibly tough rubber that is safe on teeth and won’t make that loud rattling sound that hard plastic toys do.

Help us reach 1,001 backers and free tikr treats unlock for all backers! Tikr treats are the perfect size for tikr, healthy, and all-natural. Help spread the word!

The idea for tikr came from playing with our dogs Misha and Aure. Our dogs love to play. But unfortunately, nothing on the market was keeping their attention for more than a few minutes at best. They needed a stimulating, long-lasting dog toy that would spark their natural curiosity. And we wanted a safe, healthy and affordable solution... 

So, we came up with tikr!

Our concept was to use a timer to MAXIMIZE the time that treats were captured by the toy. This would ultimately ensure that playtime would last. I took the idea to d:e Creative to transform it from concept to reality...

Some of my early sketches
Some of my early sketches

Together we developed tikr to be the ULTIMATE solution: a super fun interactive dog toy that rewards your pup's attention with treats, and can keep them engaged for an amazingly long period of time - over and over again!

Early CAD screenshots
Early CAD screenshots
All dogs rejoice... it's a hit!
All dogs rejoice... it's a hit!

Tikr's patent pending secret is the built-in timer combined with varying hole sizes. As the timer unwinds, the hole in the treat chamber slowly aligns with the increasingly bigger holes in the outer shell. When the inner hole aligns with the outer holes, the treats are awarded through play. Larger treats remain inside tikr (until the time is right) because they can't fit through the smaller holes. 

It's really that simple!

X-Ray view shows the treat chamber rotating - in super quick time!
X-Ray view shows the treat chamber rotating - in super quick time!

We're designing special tikr treats that will be the ideal sizeBut, you can totally use any treats or kibble your dog likes! Keep the play experience exciting by varying the timer settings, or amount of treats used.

Tikr is made from a food safe rubber-like blend that's flexible, extremely durable, and easy on your dog's teeth. It uses no electronics or batteries.

tikr size compared with a standard tennis ball
tikr size compared with a standard tennis ball

Tikr has been our labor of love for the last two-and-a-half years. The design has been perfected and dogs absolutely love playing with tikr!  Production is nearly ready, and we've come to you, the Kickstarter community, to help us make tikr a reality for dog lovers everywhere. 

Tooling has been very costly, and we want to make a sizable order with the factory in order to keep the costs low for everyone.  So please, for treats sake, back tikr today! 

Thank you for your support!

- The Christensen Family (Misha, Amanda, Maddox, Whit & Aure)

                                                                        
We're super excited!
We're super excited!
  • Launch Kickstarter Campaign
  • Successfully funded! High-Fives all around!
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Conquer the unexpected
  • Begin treat production
  • Place initial order with our factory
  • Prepare tikr for factory shipment
  • Head for the open seas
  • Begin shipping tikr to backers!
  • All dogs unite... IT'S PAWDY TIME!

Risks and challenges

There are challenges in any product design process. Fortunately, we've already worked through many of them. We've spent a great deal of time and energy perfecting tikr through numerous prototypes and testing phases. The design and tooling is finalized, and from here forward our challenges will be focused on production and logistics. We've chosen a very experienced and professional factory, and are working closely with them to ensure top quality on all of our production parts. We will also work tirelessly and do our very best to adhere to the timeline set forth. We believe in transparency and will continue to communicate clearly with our backers about any issue that may arise.

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