Minus 1 star for clean up of crevices. My dog can already solve sliding board toys pretty quickly by flipping over the board. This variety board piqued his curiosity, and it retains his attention for at least 30 minutes at a time. He hasn't figured out the lever and his attempts at flipping over the board don't completely "solve" the puzzle. I use Nutro Mini bites and they fit well. He's 8 years old and has never been a fan of traditional toys, so puzzles are great mental stimulation.
This game was easier that others I've gotten for my 5lb Pomeranian. She pushes and flips just fine. And that is all it is for her with this game. The tall, tower pieces are too big for her to get her mouth around, and they are set in so she can't knock them down. So she plays the game ignoring those 2 pieces. I've seen her try to mouth them, but her tiny mouth just cant get a grip on them.
I got this for my 2 year old pittie, Chaos. He loves this but hasn't figured out how to pull the 2 middle pieces out. He was very proud of himself for learning the switches and gets excited any time I pull it out.
So my dog enjoyed figuring it out for a while but then he started pulling the knobs off. I am glad I saw it when it happened bc he could have easily swallowed it.
My adult dog was excited to play with this puzzle and we enjoyed watching her. It seems well put together. Unfortunately, she solved it in less than 4 minutes the first time, and is getting faster, so it doesn't entertain her as long as we'd like. That having been said, we are very likely to buy "harder" puzzles from the same manufacturer, if they have them.
It took my 7-month-old pup a few minutes to figure this out. It was easy for him to bang on it and have the food come out. Worst of all, those two "tower" pieces just loosely sit and cover the treats. My pup would grab them and run away and chew on them until I could get them away from him.......dangerous! Money wasted!! He does better with a plastic container turned upside down with treats under that!
This activity board was super cute while it lasted. It took my puppy almost an hour to figure out initially - partly because he was too distracted trying to chew up the removable cones on it. After he got all the treats out, he went back to chewing on it. If you know your dog is a chewer, I would not recommend giving this toy unsupervised. I eventually threw out the removable cones which could be a choking hazard, but now that my dog is also chewing up the doors, it's time to throw it out.
I love the different activities that dogs have to do to get their treats. I already have one puzzle toy that my puppy figured out in about a week. It's bigger but has fewer activities on the board. It only took two times for my 11-month-old Golden Retriever to figure this one out! Even though it is a little easier, and it is smaller, she still loves it!
O.K. you smarty pants border collies....go ahead and laugh. I can't figure out how to get the 2 blue cylinders out of the sockets to get the kibbles underneath!! I can smell them through the little hole, but can't claw them over or figure out how to pick them up with my teeth. That's my breakfast under there... the slides give me no problem at all. Add this one to our neighborhood library of rotating treat toys...SOON!!!!
All great, except puppy carried off tower pieces to play with them