Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Brick Puzzle Game Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
Rated 4.1171 out of 5 stars
$47.99Chewy Price
$47.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Provides mental stimulation to help keep your dog's mind alert.
  • Level of difficulty 2 and 3, for the more advanced treat hunters.
  • Hide the treats and watch your pup paw and nose them to reveal their prize.
  • Enhances your relationship with your dog by rewarding him with treats he loves.
  • Change the difficulty by using the white plastic blocks placed over the treats or just sliding the brown discs.

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About Outward Hound Puzzle Toys for Dogs

Healthy Playtime Problem Solving

Did you know that 15 minutes of mental exercise can have a similar effect on your dog’s emotional well-being as 30 minutes of physical exercise? Dogs love to explore and problem solve and will use their noses and paws as tools. Each Nina Ottoson puzzle toy game is designed with your dog’s natural behaviors, senses and safety in mind.

Reduce Unwanted Behaviors

Setting your dog to work on a puzzle or game helps focus his attention and energy. This mental redirection can help reduce boredom, anxiety and destructive behaviors, too. Try using puzzle toys to distract your dog from fireworks, thunderstorms and other stressful situations.

Four Levels of Play

All dogs are different. That’s why each treat puzzle toy was designed with a different level of difficulty—to please dogs of all skill levels, whether they are beginners or puzzle-solving pros. Start by choosing a level that suits your pup’s skill set and level up as he learns!

Level 1

Perfect for beginners, these puzzles help gain interest and prepare dogs for puzzles to come.

Level 2

Features added obstacles, requiring your dog to combine actions to retrieve each tasty reward.

Level 3

These advanced puzzles challenge your dog to complete several steps in order to reach the hidden treats.

Level 4

This is the hardest level and requires multiple steps and problem-solving skills to solve!

For Bonding and Training

Nina Ottosson puzzle games are a great way to build your relationship with a newly adopted dog or help a shy dog come out of his shell. You can also use puzzles to help train your dog and practice basic commands like “sit” and “stay”.

About Outward Hound

Designed for dog lovers by dog lovers, Outward Hound products are made to meet the demands of your pet and your active lifestyle. Their unique lines of gear, toys, treat puzzles and dog bowls create engaging, interactive experiences that foster bonding between pets and their people. Let Outward Hound help you push the boundaries of playtime and Raise the Woof on what you expect from your pet gear!
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Questions & Answers

16 Customer Questions

Is this a good choice for a 75lb Goldendoodle or is it likely to be too small?
Answer by HalfPintJan 25, 2023
My 30lb 8mo-old Mix tore off the red lids. He's a puppy, still aggressive.

Will a senior dog with no teeth able to enjoy this toy?
Answer by ChewyJan 07, 2020
A pet with no teeth could possibly use just their paws and tongue however, this may be more difficult. We recommend the Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Treat Maze Interactive Dog Toy or the Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Smart Composite Puzzle Dog Toy, which may be easier.

Is this product suitable for extreme chewer, 150 1 yr, Great Dane
Answer by ChewyApr 21, 2020
This toy is not recommended for strong chewers.

was this made in the usa?
Answer by ChewyAug 23, 2022
This toy is made in Vietnam.

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Rated 4.1171 out of 5 stars
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1293 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By lynn on Sep 7, 2023

Human-proof hinges

The thing I like best about this toy is that when the dog leaves a lid open and i step on it, it doesn't break, it just pops out of the hinges and it's easy to pop it back in. What our dog finds frustrating about this puzzle is the white 'bone' pieces. She tends to freak out when she pushes on a piece and it moves in an unexpected way. Also, she's small and her dog tags tend to get caught between parts. She treats these puzzles as traps -- she grabs for a treat and jumps back before the machine can grab her. She's reluctant to mess with the bones, but she wants the treat underneath. If I leave the 'bone' in a loose position, she can eventually get it moved, but it often takes her a couple of days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on Aug 30, 2023

Great Toy - so many possibilities

This toy is great. We have to, as the instructions indicate, modify the play a bit for our 14 year old, very careful girl. We have to put the bones off kilter so they aren't 'seated' so she can nose them off. We have to leave the bin lids a bit open. She has zero problem with the sliding component (once the bones are off the toy the red bins slide for more treat hiding places!). Our girl is SUPER cautious and not aggressive so we have to make all those accommodations. A more rambunctious agressive pup will have no trouble with this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Spotmom on Aug 29, 2023

You Can teach an old dog new tricks

We inherited my FIL’s dog after his sudden passing. Stang (Rott/Pibble/Lab mix) is 155 lbs is a lot of dog for me to handle. As a way to interact with him more I got him the Blue / red (brick) and he did SO well with it.. we play every couple of days so he doesn’t get bored- that I got him the twister and the beginner puzzle too. The brick game has been updated. I had a previous version that didn’t have the removable doors and a secondary place to hide treatos. Picture of the happy customer. I had a vid of him playing but it won’t let me upload.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Sage1 on Aug 29, 2023

Easily destroyed

My 7-month old Griff pup is not an aggressive chewer, but she was able to destroy one of the removable bone covers within two minutes of solving the puzzle. She enjoyed the puzzle and easily got her kibble from every possible hiding place within five minutes. Second time around I removed the bone covers and she snapped the door covers off. This puzzle is a good idea, but nowhere near sturdy enough for safety.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ginny on Aug 6, 2023

Purple And Green Sauce - Do NOT Recommend

The green and purple saucer puzzle is not for big dogs or strong chewers. My dog does not normally chew through toys but after a very short amount of time, she chewed this thing up and ingested sharp pieces of plastic that caused painful intestinal blockage and a large emergency vet bill. Having all the toys bundled within reviews made it hard to see - but now I see other similar reviews and feel awful buying this for my pet. I do NOT recommend purchasing the saucer. The manufacturer should make this with much more durable material or advise this isn’t for larger dogs.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By LS on Jul 28, 2023

Fun design, doors fall off

"We bought a couple of these toys for our pup, this one (red and blue) seemed like a fun design. However, the of the doors popped off with very little pressure during the first (gentle and supervised) usage. One popped back in and was fine, the other two just won't stay on, the pressure to flip it up is all it takes to pop them off. The other doors stay on just fine, even if pulled a bit (I tested the rest), so I think it's just a manufacturing defect, others might be fine. Overall it's a fun toy and good level of difficulty, just be very careful with the doors, and if they're at all loose I'd recommend removing them completely for safety. "

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melanie on Aug 16, 2023

Very well designed!

My Pepper loves this game. It takes her only a few minutes to get to all the treats but it's time well spent. In another review someone didn't like that the doors fell off. The doors are SUPPOSED to fall off. The toy was intentionally designed with an open-hinge door so that the door would fall off rather than tear or break off. It's then very easy to just snap the door back into place.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Meredith on Sep 12, 2023

The Doors Come Off Easily

I actually bought this for my cat and it works really well as a puzzle for her. However, if you are buying this for a dog, the little doors on the top come off really easily and therefore could become a chew toy if you're not careful!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dog64 on Jul 17, 2023

Great intro puzzle!

We got this puzzle (that is Level 1/2) and another that is Level 1, and this one is a much better fit for our dog because it has variety of easier aspects (the white bones) and harder aspects (opening the red squares and sliding them to get treats from underneath). Our dog loves seeking out treats in this puzzle, and we even put kibble in with the treats which helps him eat a little more than he does with just kibble in a bowl. Looking forward to getting some of the harder puzzles in the future after seeing how much our dog likes this one!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sue on Jul 21, 2023

Tornado: Fun and flexible!

I bought the Tornado (and a few others) to change up my 11# girl's meal times. Aside from special meals of rehydrated noms (very wet), she doesn't eat out of a bowl. Puzzles, scatter feeding, Kongs-esque toys... Even though we've had the Tornado for two years, and she can do much higher level puzzles (this is a 2/intermediate), she still gets excited when I pull it out—happy dance and doggie smiles. It's one of her favorites! It's also flexible, so you can tailor it to your dog's level/needs. You can use it with or without the bone blocks*, use canned food, throw a towel over it, or freeze things in it. I pop some special treats—my girl's especially fond of blueberries, apples, & pieces of dehydrated treats—into a slot, add a bit of water/a dab of yogurt/dog-friendly bone broth to "glue" it down, then put it in the freezer. You can do the same with canned or raw food. With that said, be sure your dog knows how to use the puzzle before making things more challenging. No one wants a frustrated pupper! *Bone blocks—a couple people have said that their pups got frustrated when they couldn't get the blocks out. You can start by having the Tornado partially open and placing one in at an angle. You can also put a piece of twine through the hole in the block, so your dog can grab it and pull the block out.