NINA OTTOSSON by Outward Hound Treat Maze Puzzle Game Dog Toy, Green & Purple -

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Brick Puzzle Game Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
Rated 4.1252 out of 5 stars
Color: Green & Purple

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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 4.1252 out of 5 stars
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1206 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ellamom on May 29, 2023

So far so good

I bought this puzzle as stimulation for our yellow lab because we’ll be in a travel trailer all summer and she so won’t get as much running as she’s used to. I started out easy, leaving out the white bones and my dog needed very little instruction. She used her nose and tongue to expose the treats. I was afraid she might pick up the whole puzzle or try to chew it too hard but she did neither. I will continue to load the puzzle in more difficult ways to increase the challenge, but I am satisfied with the way this puzzle kept my dog’s interest. It seems to be well constructed and though not “easy to clean,” a sprayer hose in the sink and a palm brush did the job quickly. I’m satisfied with this choice of puzzle for my girl!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AussieOwner on May 29, 2023

Fun for the pup, less so for me

I got this puzzle to provide mental stimulation for my dog. It worked! She would flip the whole thing over to get the treats out from under the bone-shaped covers, which would scatter everywhere. Tracking them down later was a bit of a pain. She sometimes pulled the red drawers out completely, so I’d have to find those and slot them back into place. If it weren’t for the hassle of reassembling and washing all the individual pieces, I’d give a 5 star review.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By petmom on May 21, 2023

New to puzzles

It took my 4 yr old Cairn terrier about a week to totally figure out how to access each hidden treat. I use part of her dinner dry treats so that she is not only inspired to find them but so that she does not gain any weight. At first she used only her nose but now uses a paw to assist. I must say that one of the cats figured out how to find the treats before the dog. I had to show the dog what was hidden but not the cat.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lola on May 28, 2023

I Have A Cheater

My pointer collie mix Lola was a little too clever and flipped this over to shake the treats out LOL. Once I held it down for her though, we enjoyed it. I like how there are hidden treat compartments underneath that you have to flip and slide to get to. Worth the clearance price for sure, but if paying full price , I would have gone for a higher level.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Busy on Apr 26, 2023

Keeps Husky entertained

I have a young Great Pyrenees/Husky mix. Everyone knows a bored Husky is not a happy Husky- this puzzle is one of her favorites. We have others but she gets so excited when she sees this one. The lids that flip open are easily removed (by her every time) and pop back in easily. It’s even held up to her frustrated bites where she’s nibbled at the corners. I give her this puzzle about 3x a week when I leave for work and I know she stays busy for at least 30 minutes.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By FawkesAndLuna on May 17, 2023

Not for heavy chewers - monitor closely!

This puzzle is very cute with lots of different opening and sliding compartments for food and treats. Still fun for the dogs after multiple attempts. Unfortunately it is NOT FOR HEAVY CHEWERS. I watch my dog carefully 100% of the time she is working on this puzzle toy, because the plastic does not hold up very durably.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amen99 on May 22, 2023

Level 4 is Trully Challenging!!!

My Corgi, Kipper, just Loves the Nina Ottosson Level 2 and will tear through that puzzle so to challenge her I purchased the Level 4. She can do the sliding pieces fine, but has yet to master the wheel portion. I want to teach her, but she is pretty obstinate in doing things for herself!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bob on May 20, 2023

Challenging Starter Game

We have two Jack Russell's, one 2 years old and the other 15. Both of them love this game and have gotten better at it over time. They play separately. It's fun to watch them slam open the doors and lift the containers. It took them awhile to figure out how to push the white lids out of the way.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Megan on Apr 25, 2023

Nice brain challenge for dogs

My Yorkie enjoys playing with this puzzle and finding treats in all the different boxes and slots. However, I have to watch him carefully and take it away when the food is gone, or he rips the doors off the hinges and starts chewing them and chewing the bone shaped pieces. He'd destroy this if I wasn't paying close attention. I think he needs the more challenging puzzles, as this one didn't take him long to figure out. This was his first puzzle.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Poofy on Apr 26, 2023

easy peasy

This is the first game I've bought for my senior standard poodle/staffy mix. She didn't hesitate to dive in and have a go at it. I did have to explain the rules: like not using her paws, or not ripping the red lids off or chewing on the bones. She loves playing the game and getting her treats. I'd give it 5 stars if the lids were a little tougher to pop off the hinges. (Hint: Make sure to put a mat or towel down. Lots of slobber!)