NINA OTTOSSON by Outward Hound Smart Puzzle Game Dog Toy -

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Puppy Smart Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
Rated 3.7302 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

1 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.

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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 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!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LauraP on Feb 27, 2023

Great for blind pets!

I bought this for my very food-motivated blind, deaf senior rescue Doxle and he loves it! It’s been difficult to find activities that stimulate him and keep him active since he can barely see or hear and was not leash trained by his previous owner, but I highly recommend this :-). We’ll definitely be buying more interactive toys from Outward Hound.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kaley on Mar 16, 2023

Super Fun!

I’m always looking for new enrichment ideas so when I found this one, I knew I had to get it. I have been using this for meals to make my small dogs work for their food. They have so much fun with it and love it! It’s super easy to clean as well which is a huge plus.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ginnie on Feb 8, 2023

Some Are Smarter Than Others

Well made, easy to set-up, dogs enjoyed it. Our three dogs each reacted to this puzzle toy differently. Boxer/Brittany figured it out right away, more timid Pit-mix took two sessions, but she isn't as food motivated. Small terrier-mix had trouble getting his mouth around the cubes and thought it was too much work. For a dog with a small mouth, try tying a shoe lace in the top hole for them to grip. We plan to purchase another puzzle with the next level of difficulty.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By DIRIH on Feb 24, 2023

Pleasantly suprised

I bought 3 different levels because I was worried this would be too easy, and/or it would just get flipped over quickly. My 8 week Brittany enjoys it and is getting faster. I am worried it is encouraging him to scratch instead of use his nose. As others noted, remove the white pieces as soon as the flip them!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By SusanL on Mar 12, 2023

Great interactive toy

This was the first puzzle I bought for my pup, when he was just 2 months old. He is now 8 months old. We still use it as reinforcement, and it's like playing an interactive board game for us. Great durable product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By pwdmom on Mar 17, 2023

Great beginner puzzle

If you have dog that is food motivated and a thinker, this is great. It is a beginner puzzle and some figure it out faster than others. A good place to start for pups that need mental stimulation

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anna on Feb 22, 2023

great beginner puzzle!

Not much of a challenge but a great starter puzzle! My 1 year old standard poodle enjoys using it but honestly a lot of the time she will just take the bone pieces off and chew on them haha. She figured it out very quickly but such a steal for the price!