|Toy Feature||Outdoor, Training, Exercise||Training||Outdoor, Training, Exercise||Training||Squeaky, Outdoor, Training, Exercise|
|Material||Wood, Polypropylene, Plastic||Polypropylene, Plastic||Wood, Polypropylene, Plastic||Plastic||Thermoplastic Rubber, Rubber, Plastic|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds||Small Breeds|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
My high energy dog recently had TPLO surgery and I wanted something to stimulate her and keep her occupied. This is her first puzzle toy and she completed the puzzle in less than 2 minutes on her first try. I was a little surprised how quickly she did it, I thought it would be more challenging. It’s been about 2 weeks since my purchase and she loves it! Every day she gets a small portion of her meals in the puzzle and seems excited for it. Looks well made and so far it seems pretty durable. Pretty stable and does not slide around while she tries to get the pieces out. Pieces move really smoothly. A little annoying to clean though.
The first puzzle we tried had little pods that the pet had to manipulate in order to slide them off the board, and then eat the treat inside. With this puzzle, the pet has to scoop up the treats from the board as they discover them. That means the board gets licked all over the place and it has to be washed each time you use it. It's not as convenient. It's a Level 2 and our dog mastered it after two uses. We bought a third puzzle soon after. We think they're great for mental stimulation and entertainment. Our dog gets super excited whenever she sees us preparing a puzzle.
This toy is quite easy to use for dogs (and their adult!). Is a great beginner level puzzle, and the slots for the treats are large enough for even the bigger-sized kibble. Easy to wash, and it remains stable on the ground. Two different "levels" of challenge make it more versatile. A keeper!
I just learned about enrichment toys and things, and bought this for my 9 year old Jack Russell. It’s his first puzzle and by day 3 he was already tilting his head at the word “puzzle”, he loves doing it. It has been fun for me to watch him figure out how it works, and even though he has it mostly figured out, I still see his gears turning, trying to figure out if there’s an even faster way to get his treats. He is so happy when it is puzzle time, and that makes me so happy too.
I have a new puppy (4 months) and I needed something to occassionally keep him occupied. This toy is very popular with him (multiple actions to get multiple rewards). I like it because it does not come apart and fall into pieces. The puppy has gotten very good at working the puzzle and sliding the pieces around. Well worth the $.
Recently adopted a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd mix from a local shelter. At first, she didn't show any interest, but then quickly caught on. As others have said, yes, it is a fairly easy puzzle. That doesn't mean a dog won't keep enjoying it. At least mine doesn't and it keeps her mind active. Treats that fit well - Old Mother Hubbard training bits, Old Mother Hubbard minis broken in half, and Cheerios.
My dog loves this and has played with this more than other interactive toys I've bought. It is good for scent training and good enrichment for her.
Not sure if this toy was previously used and returned but all slides are extremely loose so absolutely no challenge. Just blow on the toy and the doors open. Very dissapointed.
I purchased two of these. I have two Saint Bernards and thought I would give them some mental fun. One is 7 months old and the other 18 months old. They both solved this in about 30 seconds. I tried making them harder by the suggestions; nope. About 30 seconds still. A waste of my money; perhaps better for a different breed. I will have to donate them.
Pepper loves this puzzle. At first she was alittle hesitant but now she loves it. The best part is that I can make is easy or difficult. Best puzzle ever!