I just got this for my toy Australian Shepherd and he figured it out very quickly. I'm giving 4 stars because he's only 11 pounds and was able to take the flaps off the hinges. Other than that it's good when you need a few minutes of peace and I love that it has so many places to hide the treats so he'll have to take off the bone and slide the little red box to get the treat from under it. Definitely recommend as a nice brain game but not for strong chewers because they'll for sure chew up the removable white bones and possibly the flaps to the little red boxes if they're able to get it off its hinges. Picture of me and the little guy for reference and also because he's just so cute
I have a three and a half month old Doberman and she needed something a little bit more challenging. She did figure out this puzzle very quickly and is now able to get all the drawers open and under about 15 minutes but it really works her mind and keeps her busy. I would definitely recommend it even for a dog that has never used a puzzle before. Since she went straight from a very basic puppy puzzle to this one, we will have to order a harder one next time.
First thing, the pictured item is not what I purchased. I have the light blue and yellow bone shaped Tornado from Ottosson, I wish my dog would let us watch her play with the toy, but Layla doesn't like to have anyone watch her eat. Layla had little trouble learning how to open the different levels of the puzzle and empty it of food. I consider the included small white bones too much of a chew hazard and will never use them. Layla definitely approves.
Our 3 mth old Australian Shepard was ripping the covers off the tray and removing the removable trays and making chew toys out of them within 5 minutes of being given this puzzle. Buyer beware depending on your dog, I suppose. We bought the circle puzzle by same designer with detachable pieces and she loves it and has not destroyed it.
This is the second puzzle I’ve gotten from the outward hound collection and I have to say I’m slightly disappointed. It is a challenging puzzle for my dog, she hasn’t figured out the locks. I think it’s mostly from where they are placed. She just scratches at the top of it and then the sliding pieces sometimes fly out. She is never quite able to get her paw on the locks…. I’ve tried elevating it so she would go for those first and I’ve tied rope to them too but she still not able to work it out. Any other tips to help with that part? She’s about 45lbs. When I don’t have it locked though, she flies through the puzzle. There have been some occasions where it seems like it’s pinched her tongue which is why I am giving it 3 stars. She doesn’t see too discouraged by it because she gets very excited when she knows she is going to get food from it. But something to keep an eye on when your dog uses the puzzle
It’s a nice puzzle toy to have my dog and puppy think but the pieces are very loose and come off super easily that I can’t leave the room for anything longer than five minutes because the dogs start chewing on the plastic pieces and I’m Afraid they will swallow them.
What fun to watch Daisy catch on so quickly and then look at me as if to say, what's next? She learned this level two puzzle within a few minutes. It took three days for her to become proficient and then on day four it was like watching a whizz kid do a rubrics cube. Definitely entertainment for both beast and human! I wish I had purchased it sooner. Daisy is 14 and obviously is not suffering from dementia.
This is a favorite for 2 of my cats that love puzzle toys and kibble as treats. I put Cat Man Doo chicken treats on the bottom under the red sliders and it takes some work to get to those good treats. I also like that the red container lids come off/on.
This toy was wonderful for my puppy, until I discovered her chewing on small rubber round pieces (about the size of a gumball) and I had no idea where they came from. I would take one away, and find her chewing on another one. Turns out, the little rubber padding pieces on the underside of the toy are easily removable, which was highly concerning to me. Great toy otherwise, but not worth the risks involved.
I bought 2 puzzle games fir Chanoni. She'd seemed bored, wasn't interacting much after losing her 22 year old kitty companion. I thought working on puzzles with her might help. She quickly learned the puppy puzzle, but I'd also purchased this one which she's figuring out more and more each time we play. She wants her dinner in the puzzles nightly now. We all look forward to puzzle time.