TRIXIE Mad Scientist Turn Around Activity Strategy Game Dog Toy, Level 2 -

TRIXIE Mad Scientist Turn Around Activity Strategy Game Dog Toy, Level 2

Rated 3.8949 out of 5 stars
$17.78Chewy Price
$23.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Designed for intermediate players to challenge their playful and intelligent side.
  • Dogs must flip and balance beakers upside down to release the treats you’ll place inside.
  • Start off with no lids, and then add them and mix and match to increase the level of difficulty.
  • Includes base, frame, three dishwasher-safe beakers, two sets of patterned lids (6 total), and instructions with tips.
  • Non-slip rubber feet keeps the toy in place; measures 8.5” wide x 7” diameter x 12.75” high.

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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

How durable would you say this toy is? I have a german shepherd whom isnt 100% aware of her own strength..
Answer by ChewyFeb 23, 2018
This toy has non-slip rubber feet and durable plastic that keeps the game in place as your dog explores. However, a determined dog can chew through the caps and knock it over.

Any tips/ ideas on how to weigh it down so the dog doesn’t just knock the whole thing over? Thx
Answer by ChewyApr 20, 2020
This toy has non slip rubber pads at the bottom. There is not designed way to weigh it down. We recommend this toy always be used under supervision.

My Aussie chewed up one of the lids (the lid with the one big hole). Can I get another lid? He loves to eat his food this way.
Answer by ChewyNov 15, 2018
At this time, the lids are not available for purchase separately.

How big are the holes in the lid? I am trying to figure out if large breed kibble would fit.
Answer by ChewyAug 19, 2021
The dimensions of the holes on the lids are 0.75 inches in diameter.

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Rated 3.8949 out of 5 stars
428 Ratings
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428 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jims on Mar 9, 2023

Challenging but dog loves it

My dog was hesitant to play with it at first but has eventually figured out how it worked. There's two difficulty settings which are perfect for dogs who are either new or experienced with puzzles. I use it with some Zuke's mini and they fit perfectly in the small holes. The height is just right for my 20-lb dog so I probably would not recommend it for dogs smaller than that.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By nfrankovich on Mar 11, 2023

not very durable

This is an ok toy but it’s not very durable it’s flimsy and tips over easy. I only put a few pieces of kibble in each one and when dog hits it with paws she can knock it over. My dogs aren’t that big either they all under 25lbs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Robin on Feb 3, 2023

Chanoni is challenged by this game.

I recently bought several.puzzle games with this one for my 4 year old husky, Chanoni. She seemed bored, melancholy, after losing her 22 year old kitty companion. We thought spending extra interactive time with her would help her feel better. She loves her puzzle games. This one allows us to increase difficulty as she figures it out. She begs for her dinner from her puzzles.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on Jan 7, 2023

Interesting toy for my pup!

What a great game! This took my 6 month old puppy a few tries to grasp the concept, so don't lose faith if your dog doesn't pick it up immediately. I let her learn with the larger holed cap and then quickly switched her to the caps with 3 holes. It's so cute to watch her flip over the tubes and wait for something to drop out. She does, however, get distracted or get tired often before she has gotten every single treat out. If other dogs are like this, it might be nice if there was an additional cap to close the tubes to keep any remaining treats fresh for next game :)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tango on Jan 2, 2023

Waaaaay too challenging!

This activity is rated a Level 2 for difficulty, but it's much trickier (too Trixie?) than it appears. For the hesitant dog, it can be a little scary since the tubes move. It just requires a little too much dexterity from our dog, at least. A dog would have to paw and stabilize one tube so that it remains turned upside down so a treat falls out. If a pup simply paws the tube to lightly, the tube will rock back and forth; if it's pawed to aggressively, the tube will spin but the centrifugal force will keep the treats in. Our 4-year old lab mix found the toy frustrating, and gave up even with repeated "lessons" and reinforcers :(

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By BlueHeelerReviews on Jan 31, 2023

Nice, but...

I bought this to occupy my heeler and she didn't seem interested in it. It is well made and sturdy. (She couldn't even knock it over) If it was a little more interactive and appealing, I think it would have held her attention for longer.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Debra on Feb 4, 2023

Not for short or small dogs

Too tall for small, short dogs to work. The treat canisters require 180 degree turn to dump treats out, so dog has to place nose on tube and push around. Then dog is under the treat tube. If they use paw, it is too tall.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tanya on Feb 1, 2023

Great Toy For Pooch

My Chow/Australian Shepherd loves this! He seemed to be unsure of it at first and now he wants to play with it all the time. It also comes with additional tops so you can switch them out for different challenges.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Nov 21, 2022

It's an okay puzzle toy

This toy was great the first time we used it because it took my dog a little bit of thinking and confidence to get her food out. However, as I expected once she figured it out, it was no longer challenging. So, this toy will not remain a challenge for your dog after the first use, but it is definitely a fun one that my dog does enjoy so we use it once every couple of weeks. Definitely a good toy and seems well-made. I recommend it, but only if you think your dog will enjoy it, not necessarily for the challenge aspect.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By FinanceD on Sep 11, 2022

Came dirty, too difficult for my specific pup

Got this for my dog and immediately noticed how dirty it was. Not used dirty but lax facility care dirty. I pushed forward because my newly adopted cattle dog mix needs lots of energy spent and this was one of 3 toys (others were from West Paw - super nice) that he had but the others needed to be frozen. Ultimately, my dog had too much trouble with this even on the easy setting, and when he did get it, the food was thrown all over the house because of the force lol. So this toy will go in the pile of non-use. Chewy should reconsider working with a company that doesn't put much care into their toys as Chewy does with their customer service.