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.
|Toy Feature||Training||Training||Training||Training||Training, Exercise, Outdoor|
|Material||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene||Plastic, Wood, Polypropylene|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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