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Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Smart Composite Puzzle Game Dog Toy

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Smart Composite Puzzle Game Dog Toy

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    Simple and fun

    By FreyaSkullz on Nov 5, 2021

    While we typically use other puzzle toys as feeders, we keep this one exclusively for treats (a "dessert" toy, if you will). Pop one treat in, let your dog figure out where it's hidden, repeat. The board and pieces are sturdy and the high quality you should expect from a Nina Ottosson product.

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and fun

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    While we typically use other puzzle toys as feeders, we keep this one exclusively for treats (a "dessert" toy, if you will). Pop one treat in, let your dog figure out where it's hidden, repeat. The board and pieces are sturdy and the high quality you should expect from a Nina Ottosson product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too difficult

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

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    brain games for dogs

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun to watch

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    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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    small dogs only

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    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

    Interesting puzzle.

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for both of us

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    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!

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    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

    Perfect Busy Toy

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Senior, mostly toothless chihuahua loves it!

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    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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