Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Puppy Smart Dog Toy

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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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96 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on Aug 30, 2023

Great game for treats

We have an older girl and she is VERY cautious and careful - and a little jumpy. This game works for her if we put the bone lids on sideways so she can slide them off - sometimes the plastic sound of them sliding spooks her. :D She will never be so aggressive as to push the bones out if placed securely - just not in her nature. But it's a good game in our rotation none the less and we regularly use it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ansel on Aug 10, 2023

great puzzle but be warned

i've gotten two of these because with the first one I wasn't really watching my dog while they did it and they ended up chewing up most of the bone pieces to become unusable. my older dog (11, cookie) has already mastered this though and can clear it in less then a minute so I decided to upgrade her and give this one to my younger dog (3, daisy). Daisy is having trouble with it but has only been using it for three days or so, i'm excited to see her countine to think through things and will be so proud once she gets the hang of it. definetly recommend, just make sure you watch your dog(s).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alyia on Aug 28, 2023

great starter puzzle

Bought this for my dog to giver her extra stimulation on the days that I can’t take her on an actual walk. She never done a puzzle for so I bought this one because it was rated easy. It took her about 15 minutes to figure it out and now, since she knows how to do it, she can do the puzzle very quickly. The puzzle itself is nice, it occupies her, and helps boredom.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By SugarsMom on Aug 22, 2023

Not ideal for a larger chewer

My dog likes this toy - she's able to figure out the puzzle very quickly and nudges the little bones within a matter of minutes. Once the treats are gone, she then has an instinct to start chewing on the little white bone pieces. I have to watch her while she's playing this and IMMEDIATELY take it away once she's done. Would probably be better for a smaller dog with less of a chewing instinct.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Olive on Jul 17, 2023

Small Pieces!

The puzzle wasn’t hard and I have a 3 month old lab/collie. He wasn’t interested in the puzzle but he did love throwing the blocks around and chewing on them so I didn’t consider it a waste. However, the puzzle taught him there are treats hidden under containers in the base right? If you happen to flip the base over you’ll find 4 little black dots, meant to keep the base from sliding around the floor. And my smart little pup figured it might be part of the game and had removed 3 of these little black dots that are in no way attached to the base by the time I caught him. They aren’t glued on or anything they literally slide out of place. So just watch your dogs play with this one and maybe go with one a bit above this level, in my opinion it’s way too easy.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By dog64 on Jul 17, 2023

A little simplistic

Some friends recommended the Nina Ottosson puzzles, so we got a couple--this one that is Level 1 and another that is Level 1/2. The level 1 style that only has the white bones that the dog has to figure out how to simply remove is a little bit simple for our dog. The level 1/2 one has both the white bones and some harder aspects, and the combination there is great--this one with only the white bones doesn't provide much of a challenge.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SuAnVa on Aug 16, 2023

She’s challenged!

Although this toy is a bit large for my 7 pound, Shorkie, she loves it! I started out covering just a few areas with the included bones. She’s figuring this out quite quickly! She definitely enjoys her 7 o’clock snack with this toy.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By tea on Jul 24, 2023

Lots of pieces to keep track of, now she just flips it over

It was fun for the first week. Now she tries to flip it. I have to correct her and that’s not fun for me. Also the pieces… have to immediately pick them up or she’ll try to chew them. Next time I would order something that didn’t have detached pieces.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JennieL on Jul 4, 2023

great for 8 week old pup

I was worried that it would either be too hard or that he would destroy the bone "toppers". Turns out neither were true. He has figured out the puzzle and it takes him a while to go through it, as he has to stop and chew on each topper. His 8 week old teeth barely make a dent in the plastic, so it has been a win-win toy for us.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Zae on Aug 20, 2023

Not great

My dog learned to play it quickly but her nail got caught in the hole when she pulled away and she squealed and never wanted to play with it again:(