Containing six different play modes and 35 sounds, the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy playset is as close as you can get to the real thing without buying an actual puppy dog.
If your child has been wanting a little cuddly friend, then consider the My Dream Puppy. Learn more with the following review.
What is the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy Playset?
The My Dream Puppy is an interactive stuffed animal that responds to your child’s touch. When scratching his head or rubbing his belly, the pup will open and close his eyes. He also lets you know when he is thirsty and wants a sip from his milk bottle. Here is a closer look at the main features:
- Opens and closes eyes
- The face and stomach move
- Features 6 different play modes
- Requires 4 AAA batteries, which are included
- Recommended for children 4-years of age and older
Designed to move and act like a real puppy, the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy features robotic movements, allowing him to open and close his eyes in an expressive manner. This happens when any of the 6 play modes are chosen.
In addition to moving his eyes, the little pups stomach rises and falls as he breathes. When he is resting, with his eyes closed, and his stomach moving, he almost resembles a real animal, despite his cartoonish design. The puppy also snores, yawns, and makes other puppy sounds.
It is recommended for children ages 4 and up, due to the small parts, including his name tag and the milk bottle. As always, you should use your own discretion. Some parents have purchased this for their 2 or 3-year old children. If you remove the collar and put away the milk bottle, then there should not be any choking hazards, as long as you keep an eye on your child.
What Do Kids and Parents Like About the My Dream Puppy?
The kids seem to love My Dream Puppy. Not only is the puppy interactive, children find the pet to be cuddly and soft. Watch the look on your child’s face as the puppy is given the milk bottle for the first time.
The funny sounds and facial movements of the puppy will amaze your child. But, the novelty of this could wear off with repeated use. As with any toy, the puppy will likely become their favorite toy for a short period, until they receive their next new favorite toy.
With that being said, the movements that the puppy makes are entertaining to watch. The puppy makes a sucking sound with his mouth, moves his eyes, and occasionally passes gas afterwards. The combination of movements and sounds does help bring this stuffed animal to life.
Your child will also enjoy filling out the adoption certificate and giving their new pup a name. The adoption license has a spot for adding the dog’s name, making it feel like they have really gotten a new puppy.
The Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy playset requires 4 AAA batteries, which are included in the set. 2 batteries are stored inside the back of each paw.
These battery compartments are covered in stuffing, so there are no hard edges. Though, if you squeeze the puppy tightly, you will feel some of the mechanics inside. Despite all of these mechanics, the puppy does not weigh much. It weighs about 1 ½ pounds, which is really not that much more than a typical stuffed animal.
Are There Any Notable Issues to Consider Before Buying?
Overall, the My Dream Puppy electronic pet has received rave reviews from parents. They have stated that their children love the toy and cannot put it down. Though, a couple of parents have mentioned that their pet stopped moving his eyes and stomach after several weeks of use.
Afterwards, they would need to smack the puppy to get its parts moving again. Since this has only been mentioned a couple of times, this does not appear to be a common problem and could be the result of rough play.
Other than that rare issue, there are no major complaints. Parents have discussed how the puppy moves and interacts as advertised, without any problems. Though, you should be prepared for the noise level of the puppy.
As mentioned, the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy contains 35 different sounds. The overall sound level is rather loud and there is no option for muting the pet. Also, on occasion, you can hear the mechanical whirring of the gears and mechanics inside the puppy.
Final Thoughts on the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy
The Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy really is adorable. The movements, interactions and the cuddle factor of this robotic stuffed animal all combine to create a fun interactive toy.
As always, you need to balance the strengths and weaknesses of the product. This includes the level of entertainment for your child, the amount of noise that it generates, and whether or not it works as advertised.
On the plus side, the puppy features fun movements and can interact with your child in entertaining ways. It includes a milk bottle, for when the puppy is thirsty, and can also sleep, yawn, and make various noises. Kids seem to love the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy playset, especially if they have other Little Live Pets toys.
Some parents may notice a low-level noise as the mechanical parts move. Also, the overall noise level of the puppy sounds is louder than you would expect. If you find toys that make noise to be annoying, then you may not enjoy the My Dream Puppy.
The final consideration is whether or not the toy works as advertised. You will be happy to know that the movements, sounds, and other details all work as they should. So, in the end, the Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy playset is fun for the kids, makes quite a bit of noise, but really does mimic some of the sounds and movements of a real puppy.