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Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Smart Composite Puzzle Game Dog Toy

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Who says learning can't be fun? Nina Ottosson teamed up with Outward Hound to create the Dog Smart Composite Puzzle. This toy is designed to stimulate your pup's brain and allow him to have a blast at the same time! This unique, interactive toy provides hours of fun every time your dog plays with it. Hide treats under each cup and watch your dog use his paws and nose to uncover his earnings. With multiple cups, there are plenty of spaces to hide treats and endless ways to find rewards!

Key Benefits
  • Exercises your pup’s brain and motor skills through delicious, playtime fun!
  • Designed with a unique composite material that looks like real wood but has the benefits of wood and plastic - sturdy and easy to clean.
  • Features 9 cups offering plenty of space for treats.
  • Place your dog’s favorite treats under each nob, put the toy on the floor and watch your furry friend work for his rewards.
  • Encourages plenty of interactive play—teach your dog how to use the puzzle and help guide him to victory!

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  • Item Number
    159434
  • Dimensions
    9 x 2.33 x 9 inches
  • Weight
    1.0 pounds
  • Sport Team
    N/A
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds
  • Toy Feature
    Training
  • Toy Flavor
    N/A
  • Toy Scent
    N/A
  • Material
    Polypropylene, Wood

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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Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 46 Reviews 46 Reviews 4.1 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun to watch

    By Frito on Sep 4, 2021

    My 4 month old long haired chihuahua loves this puzzle. He learned how to move the pieces very quickly using his mouth, nose, and or paw. It’s so fun to watch him use this to find his kibble and treats. I will be buying more puzzles and games from this company. This item is well made and easy to use.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    brain games for dogs

    By Boodgie on Sep 13, 2021

    Instead of looking for the hidden treats, my dog proceeded to chew the cylinder! What is it made of that is so tasty? I don't recommend this item.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    small dogs only

    By zivamom3003 on Jul 30, 2021

    Gave it stars for sturdiness. But doesn’t work at all for my medium/big dogs. The spot for the treats is so small my dogs all think the little barrels are the “treats”.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for both of us

    By Sara on Apr 11, 2021

    Watching my 12 week old learn this puzzle has been fun. At first I didn’t think she would be able to do it, she chewed the pegs instead of lifting them up. Then she lifted them, but couldn’t figure out how to put them down. Then she ran away with each peg leaving the the puzzle behind entirely and I had to retrieve the peg myself to get her to resume the puzzle. It took my puppy several days to start doing the puzzle “correctly” but it is now a delight watching her pick up the peg, place it down, find her treat, then move on to the next. It was remarkable how much better she did each day. This puzzle is durable enough for chewers but definitely do not leave a dog unattended with this because Watching my 12 week old learn this puzzle has been fun. At first I didn’t think she would be able to do it, she chewed the pegs instead of lifting them up. Then she lifted them, but couldn’t figure out how to put them down. Then she ran away with each peg leaving the the puzzle behind entirely and I had to retrieve the peg myself to get her to resume the puzzle. It took my puppy several days to start doing the puzzle “correctly” but it is now a delight watching her pick up the peg, place it down, find her treat, then move on to the next. It was remarkable how much better she did each day. This puzzle is durable enough for chewers but definitely do not leave a dog unattended with this because they can and will destroy this if they are determined to do so. This was my puppy’s first puzzle and she’s learning the level 2 and 3 versions now! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Took a few attempts to figure out but worth it!

    By Joanna on Mar 24, 2021

    Initially, this puzzle did not seem to be the right fit for my dog due to his dental issues (cannot grasp onto objects) and he's quite gentle. I set it aside for a while and decided to give it another shot. With extra encouragement, a higher value treat and some re-modification, he was able to engage with this puzzle the intended way! I'd set the cylinders upside down so it's easier to knock over and then when he was used to that, I'd tilt them a little bit on the right side up and finally, in its normal position. My small, toothless dog is a pro at this now! It's not difficult to clean and I like the beige color way.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too difficult

    By Ssls on Sep 14, 2021

    Very sturdy and not too challenging. Great toy. The pup loves it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Senior, mostly toothless chihuahua loves it!

    By RoseLeigh on Mar 16, 2021

    My little 7lb chihuahua mix isn’t usually into playing but I try to encourage her, especially since she’s not getting as much activity/stimulation due to the pandemic. She’s given up pretty quickly in the past if something seems too hard, but this was perfect! I did a trial run with just two smelly soft treats at first, and had one of the cylinders slightly ajar to make it even easier. She was able to figure out how to remove the cylinders with her mouth, even though she only has a few teeth left. She seemed to really enjoy it—it was enough of a challenge to be interesting but not so hard she gave up. I’m excited to have found something that works for her!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting puzzle.

    By pizzaluver on Apr 18, 2021

    It took a little while for my dog to figure out she had to lift the peck off. She would knock them over to get the food. Now she can to it both ways. Only problem is she tries to run off with the pegs & chew on them. Nice puzzle but Recommend Supervision.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great toy for dogs

    By Cathy on Feb 24, 2021

    My Piper loved this toy, BUT she figured out how to find the treats after about 10 total minutes of playing with it. She does love removing the tubes to get to the treats, but it isn’t going to work as a boredom buster for us. Another positive, this toy did prove to us that our dog really is super smart - she is just a stubborn, stubborn coonhound haha. I would give the toy 5 stars as she does enjoy it, but I am taking one away as it doesn’t work as long as I had hoped.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Busy Toy

    By BinkTam on Mar 22, 2021

    Great busy toy for our 4month old pup. She had fun turning the cubes over and getting her kibble or Cheerioes. She Went thru it so quick I was wondering if I should have gotten the next level toy, but we enjoy watching her play with it. So far we don't see any bite marks on it and she loves to chew on things. This seems to be pretty durable.

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