|Material||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic|
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|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
The quality of these Nina Ottosson toys are normally incredible, I have a ton of her puzzles that I get for my Lacie! However, this one came with two of the white bones missing, one was in the box and I put it on and can sort of use that slide out box but it doesn't work well and the second white bone was missing completely. Super disappointed about this one but other than that it's amazing!
My dog LOVES this puzzle! It provides great intellectual stimulation for him! It is slightly advanced, however nothing stops him from getting those treats! A really nice design. I also like how to trays can't pull out, so no parts get lost!
This game has serious flaws. I equate it to trying to pitch a curveball wearing mittens. My dog knows what to do but can't do it because of the construction of the game. He can't fit his face in to pull the drawers--the pulls are too small. We're talking about a 32 lb. beagle mix (ie, not a great dane). I thought about adding laces for him to pull, but there is another problem. It's hard to rotate the "bones" that unlock/lock the drawers. They are slippery (even for me!) and pretty small to grasp. My dog has 4 food games--he knows how to pull drawers. This game was a huge disappointment. It was sturdy but not usable. It was my first Nina Ottosson game and I was very disappointed.
Our cat really liked this one. He loves tough puzzles, and this one is a little tricky to learn. However, we showed him where the treats were and were able to teach him to spin the bone then open. Unfortunately with this toy, the bones have to be in a very specific place to open the pull part, and sometimes the bones sit too far into the main puzzle and get caught on the pull so it gets stuck. Our kitty loved to learn this one, but isn't able to open the orange parts because the opening part is too small for his paws to be able to slip in, and his nails/toe beans can't grasp the handle either. I'm sure you could modify it to add some twine so cat can pull, but the bones not being in place properly is what put us off & made us return.
My pup loves this toy! He still hasn’t fully made the connection between turning the latches and unlocking the drawers, but manages to open them with furious pawing. I will say, if your dog is a chewer, definitely keep an eye on him while he plays with this. Mine pulled out a drawer and nearly destroyed it!
Once Jazzy got the treat drawer open she was sure it should come all the way out like her other puzzles. She was determined but the drawers wouldn't come out and the plastic on the drawer handles was too soft and they got chewed up.
I needed help loading this for the first time, I'm going to say it was because it was new and the connections of the little bones was tight (right?). But it was a very interactive and fun puzzle for my puppy. He pesters me to refill it, he's mastered it now so I've ordered another more difficult one. I'll take this home to the slower dogs.
I have a 6 month old Cockapoo puppy who needs a lot of mental stimulation so I was excited for him to try this advanced puzzle. He figured it out within literally 65 seconds. He found out you can just smack the top til the bones click into place then pull the drawers. So I’m sure he’ll be bored of this after 2 more uses. Was hoping for something to challenge him
It took my 12 week old puppy about 4 times before he could figure out how to twist the bones to unlock the drawers, but eventually he did! We have a couple of these by Outward Hound and this is by far his hardest, but he really enjoys it (for 3-4 minutes). The only gripe I have is the bottom has these rubber feet on them that can easily pop off, my puppy pops them off and chews on them so you have to always keep your eye on him.
The “bones” on top are hard to teach my small (9lb) pup how to solve so limits the challenge of the toy