Nina Ottosson Outward Hound Dog Smart Composite Dog Toy

By Nina Ottosson
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About This Item


  • Level 1 beginner dog puzzle is paw-fect for puppies and dogs with no puzzle experience.
  • Provides your pal with beneficial mental stimulation and is a great way to introduce him to dog puzzles.
  • Helps reduce anxiety and redirect unwanted behaviors like excessive barking, chewing, and digging in a fun and exciting way.
  • You can make the game easier or harder for your pet–see Tips and Tricks for details.
  • Your pup removes pegs to find hidden treats or kibble–holds a quarter cup of dog food.

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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

Think this would be appropriate for a cat?
Answer by ChewyDec 09, 2022
This toy is specially made for dogs.

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Rated 3.8421 out of 5 stars
19 Ratings
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18 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JoyceInHarmony on Sep 19, 2023

Excellent Quality

I'm very impressed with the quality of the Outward Hound products. I actually purchased this for my cats. I've heard that cats also like puzzles. I guess my cats aren't the sharpest tools in the shed because they couldn't figure it out and I'll be returning it. Thank goodness Chewy has such a good returns policy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By crittersitter on Sep 14, 2023

dangerous wooden pegs

my dogs just wanted to chew on the pegs once they removed them from the base. the pegs are wood. if they had been allowed to chew on the wood pegs, they may have swallowed splinters, gotten splinters in their tongue or in between teeth or etc.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By lex on Sep 17, 2023

good in theory

My 1 year old cockapoo figured out this “puzzle” in 3 seconds. Her first puzzle but she also ruined the pieces after one use. The pegs (or whatever it’s called) aren’t durable material

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By az3 on Sep 12, 2023

really fun to use

my dogs really like this toy they figured it out pretty easy and get excited to play with it every day its a fun way to give your dogs a treat

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LKB on Jun 17, 2023

Love this!

Our dog loves this. At first I thought he wasn't going to figure it out because he kept pawing the pegs and that doesn't knock them over. He got frustrated so I put it up. He has a ball we put treats in that he loves and he paws that to get the treats out the hole. Later that day he figured out to use his mouth to pull the peg up in about 15 minutes, no frustration this time. He loves this! He's a 20 lb poodle/iggy mix,

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anna on Jun 16, 2023


I’ve been considering puzzles for my dogs for a while now. I finally decided to buy this one, and it was such a fun night! All three of my dogs were able to figure it out! I have a lab, a grey hound, and a chihuahua (the smaller mouth size did have a struggle). They each figured it out in a day, and now we have gotten the second puzzle in this series! Love love love this!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MNGrandma on May 31, 2023

Fun Game To Entertain

We own a 1 1/2 year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff. Extremely intelligent dog. Loves to fetch things. First time I put treats under wooden pegs, our dog ignored the treats and just fetched me all the pegs off the board. Now she looks for treats and looks forward to playing this game. Our 11 pound pup can easily remove these pegs.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By jeni on Jun 2, 2023

easy intro

This is super easy puzzle that my lab figured out in less than a minute. I’d think this could be better for puppies or dogs that might think slower.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 8WkMika on Feb 10, 2023

1st Time Buying and Obsessed!

Bought this due to our new 8Week old Pup being extremely brilliant and bored of normal toys and chews quickly. I started with level 1 because I had her try a sniffle mat and she could care less it was not stimulating enough for her. I thought it was just because it was “too hard” but dang I was wrong, she figured this one out in 10 SECONDS! After pulling all the tubes out she is Mentally Drained and Finally passed out ( THIS in general is a HUGE FRICKEN WIN for us because she is the most RESTLESS puppy I have ever seen or owned and physical exercise is not enough to get her to sleep without screaming for 20minutes to an 1hr, and we can not even crate her for the life of us and let her cry it out because we live in a townhome). With this giving her the Mental stimulation she needs she has been in her crate for 1.5 hours and has not even made a peep!! From Delirious exhausted Dog mom I am saying THANK YOU and recommend this to everyone especially if you are renting and want to ensure you are establishing positive crate training without the worry of noise complaints or worse eviction! Picture showing it being Filled up again for when she wakes up and after potty time!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BB on Apr 30, 2023

Great toy, keeps him calm

This was great for my Frenchie. He learned really fast on how to get the treats. He takes each one out and set to the side to get his treat.