FurReal Friends Walking Dog: Get Up and GoGo

FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walking Pup Review (Hasbro)

FurReal Walkin PupOur rating: 4.5 stars

My Walkin’ Pup is the latest in the hit range of plush toys from FurReal Friends. Designed for kids aged 4 years old and over, she’s cute as cute can be!

She walks, sits, wags her tail, tilts her head and even responds with barking when your child talks to her. Kids are likely to want to take her wherever they go. So let’s take a closer look.

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FurReal Friends My Walkin’ Pup Get Up and GoGo Video

FurReal Friends Walking Dog: Get Up and GoGo My Walking Pup Review

FurReal Walkin Pup with kidsThe FurReal Friends line of toys has been a smash hit ever since it first appeared. Now they’ve brought out a FurReal Friends walking dog that kids can believe does just about everything a real puppy might do – except the things you wouldn’t want it doing on your rugs, of course!

This is a toy that’s great for kids who plead to be allowed to have a puppy, when parents don’t want them to have one yet, for whatever reason – lifestyle, allergies, or the responsibility. It’s lifelike, but not overwhelming.

When your child takes the new Get Up and GoGo Walking Pup out of the box and names her, that’s when the fun begins. Using four AA batteries (which are not included), she comes to life and starts barking and making super cute doggie noises.

She sounds just like a young puppy, and she’s active, too! Your child can put her on her lead, with a built-in remote control, and walk her around. She even responds to commands like “sit”. In fact, she does plenty of fun things. She wags her tail, and she tilts her head to the side when you talk to her, just like a real dog.

Just like most toys this year, play isn’t limited to the real world. The FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo Walkin’ Pup is also set up to work in conjunction with a free iOS or Android App that you or your child can download.

With the app, your kids can feed their new four legged friend, creating dog-delicious virtual meals that she’ll show she enjoys. Your kids can give the dog a bubble bath – without the mess it would create if you put a real puppy in the tub.

The only minus side parents have mentioned is that the instructions that come with the toy are not great and do not tell you all that she can do. You need to go online to find more. Also, the child needs to be using a smartphone or tablet to use the app, so that means they’ll borrow yours, if your kids don’t have their own. But this is true of more and more toys these days! And My Walkin’ Pup does do a lot of stuff without the app.

In fact, you don’t even have to use the remote control on the leash – clapping your hands will start her walking, and patting her head will make her stop. She moves well on wood, tile or carpet floors, as long as the pile on carpet is not too thick. She shuts off automatically if your child forgets to turn her off, so battery life isn’t wasted.

The FurReal Friends walking puppy toy is very soft and furry, so she’s fun to snuggle up with. She’s extremely cute looking, too, with white fur, a purple collar, blue eyes and a pink bow. Parents have said she’s very lifelike.

All in all, My Walkin’ Pup from FurReal Friends could be the perfect toy for kids aged 4 and up who’d love a lifelike electronic puppy of their very own.

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Our rating: 4.5 stars

Published 7 December 2014

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