Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Twister Puzzle Game Dog Toy, Blue & Purple

By Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound
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About This Item


  • Great for dogs looking for a challenge when it comes to treat-dispensing dog games and toys.
  • Combines both challenging mental stimulation and independent play to maximize your dog’s playtime.
  • Treat compartments on this dog game can hold your dog’s dry kibble to make mealtime more exciting!
  • Enhances your relationship with your dog with this fun, interactive game.
  • Easy to clean: simply remove all treats/kibble and handwash with warm soapy water.

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Caution: Do not let the dog chew or bite the toy, only play with it together with your dog, do not leave the dog unattended, the dog must not play with or chew the blocks. Put away when the game is over. Designed for dogs, it is not a toy for a child.

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

8 Customer Questions

What is the difficulty level? I just got a level2 for my dog and he figured it out in 2 mins.
Answer by ChewyAug 21, 2018
This toy has an advanced level of difficulty.

How much dog food does it hold? Cup wise?
Answer by ChewyJul 10, 2020
This toy does not measure an exact amount. It is recommended to add as much as you want but to remember the toy must still work to be effective. It varies due to kibble size or wet/canned or raw food.

Is this toy durable? My dog likes to chew
Answer by ChewyApr 24, 2020
Do not let the dog chew or bite the toy, only play with it together with your dog, do not leave the dog unattended, the dog must not chew the blocks.

Are there removable parts?
Answer by ChewySep 23, 2020
The Hound Twister Puzzle Game Dog Toy does not have removable parts.

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337 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Moondancers on Sep 2, 2022
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Funny to watch the dogs play with this

My older standard poodles love this game. My younger poodle is still learning but he seems to really like playing with it and learning how to use the game. I began timing the older dogs to see who wins the puzzle .They love it . The younger standard poodle does not race at all he takes his time and savers the treats inside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kathyln on Jun 18, 2022

Great interactive toy

My 3 year old long haired chihuahua mix loves this toy. It took awhile for her to figure it out but she can get her treats through opening the white block or by lifting the teal block so that she can get at the treat. Either way, when she sees the toy come out, she gets very happy. At first I only pushed in a few so that she could get at the treats pretty easy. Now I lock all of them. I’m attached a few pictures.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Andy on Jun 4, 2022

Perfect for the super mischievous dog

This puzzle toy is perfect if your dog is inquisitive and treat driven. It keeps my dog busy while I’m making dinner or trying to work. Be patient when teaching your dog how to use it. At first, do not lock the tabs, so the treats are easily accessible. My dog figured out how to open the locked tabs in one evening. Now I only put treats in a few of the compartments and lock them all. He still has all the fun, but with less calories. It’s like giving your dog an iPad, keeps him occupied so you can get things done.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Princessmom on May 30, 2022

Not for a Husky, or at least not mine

Great item very durable. However, my Husky got frustrated trying to figure it out. After 3 minutes she figured out that she could pop off the teals pieces and get the treats. Yikes. Not how the game was supposed to be played but gotta give her credit for her problem solving skills. I was able to pop the pieces back into place and the game works fine but she already knows that she can pop the pieces off so she refuses to play the way it was intended at this point. I would still recommend solely on its durability. But my Husky needs something a bit more interactive.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Dogmom on Jun 13, 2022

Keeps him busy

Got this toy as a way to keep my mix busy as he recovers from an injury and vet recommended rest (try telling him that!) I like that it keeps him busy and he is learning how to be persistent with it. It is a little tricky for him as he isn't used to games like this so a lot of times as he gets frustrated he ends up just laying down and chewing on it so I do have to take it away from him once all the treats are found.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KLnRems on May 25, 2022

Not sure how dogs are supposed to handle this one

I normally like Nina Ottosson's puzzles, but the white 'lock' tabs on the outside of this one don't make sense. They're super hard for my dog to open with his paws; he's a large breed and it would literally mean hooking a tab with a paw and yanking outward. If it's meant to be done with the nose, his nose is just too big. Annnnd that's pretty much the whole point of this one. The panels don't slide unless the tabs are unlocked. Your dog can actually accidentally lock them, too, by pushing them in. This is not the best of the Nina Ottosson puzzles. I don't recommend purchasing it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Flash on Jun 5, 2022

Flash Approved

At first, my brain went, “this will be a piece of cake and I’ll soon be eating delicious treats.” How could I be so wrong? I’m a Red Heeler top 10 smartest breed. I was busy a good 10 minutes trying to get to the treats. What happened next was unfortunate for my owner, fortunate for me though. I ripped off one of the covers, ate the treat, and we were off to the races. My owner fixed the cover and I continue to enjoy this puzzle.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Bobbi on Aug 6, 2022

Ok, small dog can get past it

My small dog (9 lbs) is strong enough to bypass the locks so it is t as challenging as it should be. Ok though, but would not repurchase.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Note on May 18, 2022

Level 2 for chewers and torquers

My 6lb puppy specializes in destruction and he treats this as an engaging level 2 puzzle where you leave the white handles and do a scratch bite twist combo on the teal segments to pop them out. It's a great tactile puzzle and you can just pop them back in but it isn't technically level 3 mechanics for all dogs as he would get very frustrated moving on to a level 4 from this.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Toys on Jun 20, 2022

Treats come out if flip it over

dog figured out that if she flipped it over the tabs are loose enough to shake all the treats out without having to unlock or slide anything. Keeps her occupied for a minute or 2 but was hoping it’d take longer