|Toy Feature||Training, Exercise, Outdoor||—||Training||Training||Training|
|Material||Plastic, Wood, Polypropylene||Plastic||Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
This toy is great! I use it for my cat who is very smart and needs an interactive slow feeder and he loves moving the doors and slides around. It also keeps him engaged and it’s made of very durable material. My biggest concern that honestly almost made me return the product is the holes to put the food in are WAY TOO SMALL. I’m talking the size of a quarter. It’s fine because I know this is intended for treats and such but my cat can barely get the food out of the holes at all. Again i understand it’s for dogs’ tongues but I would imagine a small dog would even have trouble getting this out. It ends up making my cat pretty frustrated and if your pet predominately uses paws or prefers to bite food instead of licking for it, DO NOT BUY THIS. This product would be idea of the holes were at least 2-3 inches across. It works wonderfully in all other areas and it does work well as a slow feeder if you use small kibble like I do but the hardest part about using this isn’t the level of difficulty, it’s the size of the holes.
I have some level 2 toys, so wanted to try something a little more challenging. My Lab has figured it out, but also has figured out that he can reach the treats under the center spinner without turn the wheel. (is that considered cheating? : ) )
This is my first puzzle toy purchase/experience. I got the 14” version and I do not regret it for my medium/large dogs. Took a little bit of training but after just a few sessions my dogs got the hang of it. They’re getting faster at it and like the engagement. As with all toys, I supervise them while their paying with it and am working on teaching them not to bite it or pick it up. So far so good! **Don’t buy this if you don’t intend to put in the time to work with your dog. It’s not a toy you just hand off to them unattended—at least not until you’ve thoroughly trained them.
I bought this puzzle to try and teach my 10 month old puppy how to turn the center wheel. He has mastered all the level 2 and other3s so now we are working up tp level 4. So far he almost has the idea of using his paw to turn it.
I needed to buy a more challenging brain toy for my 1 yr old, 12 lbs terrier mix. He had mastered the level one toy after using it twice. He tries to get to the toy that I keep under my kitchen island when not in use. This one requires more thinking. He’s working at it. I kept it fairly simple for now but It keeps him busy. I show him how to turn the middle section once he’s found the simpler hiding spaces. I highly recommend this toy if your dog is bored.
Very disappointed that my dog was easily able to chew the 3 flaps off and broke the tabs that attached to the puzzle in pieces. Luckily I caught the little plastic pieces before he swallowed them.
This puzzle is very well made, and great for teaching dogs how to do harder puzzles over time. The flapper covered cups and raised sliding cups next to them are very easy to get the food out of, especially for dogs who have done the hide n slide puzzle. Once your dog masters that they can learn how to spin the center disc (this design is improved over the original with ribs along the center disc to make it easier for them to spin) and get the food out of those covered cups. For the puzzle masters you can put food in the other sliding cups that can only be accessed when lined up with the notch in the disc. It takes my Aussie several minutes to complete, and is much higher quality than the similar (and much cheaper) frisco bento puzzle, which can easily get jammed up by an exuberant dog sliding the central disc over the cup that’s in the notch.
This would be a great puzzle, the problem is it slides. It doesn’t stay in one spot making it impossible for my dog to open thee compartments.
My dog loves this puzzle, I have several to keep her occupied and she begs for them!
I bought this puzzle for my 3-year-old German Shepherd, who has never seen anything like it. Maybe I should have gotten a level-2 puzzle (this one is level 3), but I temporarily took the center circular cover off so she could get the idea of moving the sliders. She's getting the idea, but I'll keep the center off for now, and just work with the leaf covers and sliders. Once she has mastered those, I'll replace the center. I just don't want her to become too frustrated :-)