NINA OTTOSSON Outward Hound Dog Smart Composite Dog Toy -

Nina Ottosson Outward Hound Dog Smart Composite Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
Rated 4.2727 out of 5 stars
$11.99Chewy Price
$21.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Unique puzzle toy for dogs.
  • A paw-fect way to slow down speedy eaters.
  • Easy to clean by simply handwashing with soap and water.
  • Designed for durability and long-lasting physical and mental stimulation.
  • Constructed of tough, food-safe plastic free from BPA, PVC and phthalates.

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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

1 Customer Questions

Think this would be appropriate for a cat?
Answer by ChewyDec 09, 2022
This toy is specially made for dogs.

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Rated 4.2727 out of 5 stars
11 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

11 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MNGrandma on May 31, 2023

Fun Game To Entertain

We own a 1 1/2 year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff. Extremely intelligent dog. Loves to fetch things. First time I put treats under wooden pegs, our dog ignored the treats and just fetched me all the pegs off the board. Now she looks for treats and looks forward to playing this game. Our 11 pound pup can easily remove these pegs.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By jeni on Jun 2, 2023

easy intro

This is super easy puzzle that my lab figured out in less than a minute. I’d think this could be better for puppies or dogs that might think slower.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 8WkMika on Feb 10, 2023

1st Time Buying and Obsessed!

Bought this due to our new 8Week old Pup being extremely brilliant and bored of normal toys and chews quickly. I started with level 1 because I had her try a sniffle mat and she could care less it was not stimulating enough for her. I thought it was just because it was “too hard” but dang I was wrong, she figured this one out in 10 SECONDS! After pulling all the tubes out she is Mentally Drained and Finally passed out ( THIS in general is a HUGE FRICKEN WIN for us because she is the most RESTLESS puppy I have ever seen or owned and physical exercise is not enough to get her to sleep without screaming for 20minutes to an 1hr, and we can not even crate her for the life of us and let her cry it out because we live in a townhome). With this giving her the Mental stimulation she needs she has been in her crate for 1.5 hours and has not even made a peep!! From Delirious exhausted Dog mom I am saying THANK YOU and recommend this to everyone especially if you are renting and want to ensure you are establishing positive crate training without the worry of noise complaints or worse eviction! Picture showing it being Filled up again for when she wakes up and after potty time!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BB on Apr 30, 2023

Great toy, keeps him calm

This was great for my Frenchie. He learned really fast on how to get the treats. He takes each one out and set to the side to get his treat.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on Feb 19, 2023

Outward Hound Dog Smart toy

My dogs mastered this one right away, the first time they have used a toy like this. The little one would hide the pieces and my little larger one would move the pieces away and then go back and eat the treat. It was fun watching them but I have to keep my eyes on them so I know where the put the pieces. LOL

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ticha on Feb 4, 2023

great puzzle

It took our oldest dog awhile to figure out she had to lift the little parts up instead of just knocking it over with her paws. Once she figured it out she flies through this. It’s more challenging for our middle dog. Sturdy little pieces cause she tries to run off and chew them lol. Great way to add a little mental stimulation to feeding time!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By acdlover on Apr 10, 2023

try it :)

Very simple but my 10 week old collie still loves it. He likes to take the pegs off and then roll them around the room

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By IndianaReader on Jan 1, 2023

Good, Not Great

Purchased for 6 Mo Lab. Mastered in 3 tries. He still likes to find the treats but definitely ready for more challenges. Probably would not purchase again. Sturdy and high quality materials though if needing a starter puzzle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BelleGame on Aug 25, 2022

Fun Game with treats!

My dog really loves this game! I wanted to start with a Level 1 game (this being her first) so she wouldnt feel frustrated figuring it out. She got the hang of it only after a couple of tries. She loves sniffing out which pegs have the treats and has mastered the game. I would highly recommend for any dog to alleviate boredom, and stimulate their senses and mind.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By a1b2 on Feb 12, 2021

This is a great toy

It will entertain your dog for hours. very good toy. would recommendd