|Toy Feature||Training||Training||Training||Training, Exercise, Outdoor||Training|
|Material||Polypropylene||Polypropylene||Polypropylene||Plastic, Wood, Polypropylene||Wood|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
Item is cute but scratches super easily. My 7 lb senior chihuahua mix did the puzzle for the first time today. After one 20 minute session, it already has visible scratches in the watermelon pattern. She is groomed regularly so her nails are not crazy, and she's not rough with anything given her demeanor and senior status. I don't think it will last long before I won't feel comfortable with her eating out of it for fear she will ingest something she shouldn't. Additionally dog owners of larger dogs who might want to use it as slow feeder should be aware that the wells are very small so larger kibble sizes might not fit well or may hinder the mechanisms. It's cute, the feet are good at keeping the puzzle stationary for a dog her size, and the mechanisms are challenging but possible to complete so for me that warranted 3 stars. I think there are more durable options for the price.
This puzzle is well-made and sturdy. I expect it to hold up well over time. My dog has had puzzles from this line before, and very much enjoys them. He gets so excited when I bring one out. But I had hoped that this one would be a little more challenging than the ones he has. This was billed as a level 3, the others we have are a level 2. But, even though I cover it with a towel to increase the challenge, it only took him about 5 minutes to solve it. However, it was 5 very happy, engaged minutes for him. It's a little bit different than the others we have, and we will continue to offer them to him.
This was a really helpful toy to keep my dog engaged during recovery from his neutering surgery. He's really active so he was going nuts the first few days from not being able to do his normal routine or walking, running, or jumping and playing. We bought this toy not knowing what to expect, but thought anything would be helpful to try and alleviate some of his boredom. It's worked wonders and he absolutely loves it! He figured it out on the first go around but I don't think that stops him from enjoying playing with it each time we bring it out. It's really cute and also good for all ages of dogs!
My cat loves a challenge and she has conquered all the cat treat puzzles so I decided to try one classified for dogs. She has almost figured this one out but not quite; so it will keep her interest until she does. These puzzle treat toys are great and prevents overeating treats because, for the most, part my cat is tired from working for the treats.
Wasn't much of a challenge for our blind boy. We were moving up a level but we should have gone up 2 levels. But our boy is pretty smart! Cleaning is not easy. We wipe it down with a cloth but eventually it needs washing and sanitized. Trying to get all of the water out takes some time.
When buying this I thought it would give my dog a bit of a challenge and would take several times using it to really get it figured out. She got most of it right away. I only had to show her once on the pieces that have to slide before they can be opened. She absolutely loves it and it does take her 10 minutes or so to completely finish. I highly recommend!
We have 2 other intermediate puzzles that he can push his paw to move. On this the crescent inner blocks are too slippery and blocky. It can only be moved with hands. This has no traction for paws to move the blocks; so slippery on top.
We use this every day with my 4-month old puppy. Admittedly, she figured it out very quickly and can Hoover all the kibbles out in about 5 minutes, but it’s still a great way to make her work for her meals. Pros: not too difficult, sturdy build Cons: tiny food pockets! Can only fit half a cup of kibble in at a time.
My 16 pound Havanese is enjoying this new toy. Of course, he is stubborn in hearing and in attitude but he ought to be enlisted in Mensa. He figured this out in 15 minutes, however, it does keep him entertained. This is one of the better puzzle toys I have purchased for him on Chewy.com
My pup loves this toy flipping, turning, and sliding. She tends to try things with brute force chewing up some to the flipping shells and the green edge of the toy. She also scratched the living daylight out of the read coating. A stronger material may have helped.