NINA OTTOSSON by Outward Hound Smart Puzzle Game Dog Toy -

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Puppy Smart Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars
Color: Orange

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About This Item


  • Puzzle dog toy for puppies.
  • Paw-fect level 1 brain toy for beginners.
  • Designed for durability and long-lasting fun and games.
  • Created to help reduce destructive behaviors and encourage activity.
  • 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

2 Customer Questions

Was this toy made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyJul 14, 2022
This puzzle toy is not made in the USA. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound interactive treat dog puzzles are designed with your pet's health in mind from food safe materials that you can trust. Made from food safe composite materials that are BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free. Cleans easily with warm water and mild soap.

Is this toy dishwasher-safe (top rack)?
Answer by ChewyMay 02, 2023
The manufacturer recommends hand washing with warm water and soap between uses.

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Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars
76 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

76 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MWolter on May 2, 2023

Simple first puzzle

This is a great first time puzzle for puppies or dogs who have never used a food puzzle before. It has two "levels" of difficulty. My poodle figured it out in seconds but some of the dogs that board with me have taken some time to find all the food. I do really like the fact that these boards can be frozen so the treats can be made to last longer and be extra enriching!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Rita on Apr 7, 2023

Know your Pet

Our 5 mth old Pocket American Bully made the covers chew toys once the treats were gone. She hesitated at first with trying the puzzle but once she got the first bone off and discovered she could chew that, it was a wrap for each game. She is an aggressive chewer so this was not a good purchase...but you live and you learn.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CSwabs on Apr 24, 2023

Puzzle Fun

My Lab loves puzzle toys. I bought this one for him and he loves it. The pieces are sturdy, and I love the bright orange color. I put kibble in some and liver treats in the others. I am curious to see which ones he goes for first. This puzzle is made very well. I highly recommend.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mari on Apr 7, 2023

They all pop over

I do like that he can smell the treat through the plastic bones, but when he taps the bone where the treat is, 3 or 4 will pop out as well and he grabs that instead of the treat and makes a run for it. My pup enjoys it anyway, but the game will last a bit longer if they all didnt pop out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on Apr 25, 2023

Puzzle to keep the pups entertained

My dogs love this thing! It took the one a bit longer to figure out and there was a little whining at first but now she’s an expert. She gets so excited when I ask her if she wants her puzzle!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Donna on May 8, 2023

Love this!

It took a few minutes, but our 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier figured it out and looks forward to using this every night. We may need to get another - more difficult one for her.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Atreyu on Feb 16, 2023

Monitor play; good for enrichment

Good product so far! My 2 month old Corgi (Emrys) loves this. But she also LOVES to chew on everything. So I definitely recommend monitoring your puppies play time with this toy, as once it's chewed up it's no good and there's a chance your pup may ingest plastic. So 5 stars as it perfect enrichment, -1 because destructive puppies can easily chew it up and end up with possible plastic foreign bodies.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Leah on Mar 23, 2023

Caution! Those white bones are loose!

Shame on me. As I look at the picture, I can see now that those white bones are NOT attached, so they just flip off. My dog would eat them. I was hoping for something I could give him that was unsupervised, but this isn't it. I'll be donating it to the local Humane Society.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By TDLC on Mar 3, 2023

Puppy loves it but figured it too fast

My 11 week old puppy has already mastered this in less than a week. Either this is too easy or he is absurdly smart and I'm in for a lot of trouble... After 5 days with this my 11 week old puppy can complete it in less than 5 minutes. His favorite part is actually just getting all the bone covers off and batting them around and chewing on them.

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

great beginner puzzle

We’ve had this puzzle for many many years, it’s level 1 out of the series so of course it might be too easy for some dogs. It works great as a starter puzzle, it’s too easy for our oldest dog but perfect for our middle. The youngest dog is still afraid of it so we’re working on it with her lol. But our oldest has grabbed the bones even and tried to chew them. After feeding we simply pick up the bones and put it back in it’s place. That solves the dogs chewing on the bones or the base. If your dog chews a lot on random things just make sure to leave it out of reach. We love Nina Ottoson puzzles!