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

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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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18 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.

Do you think it's too tall for a dachshund? Ideas for a good treat for this?
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2019
This dog toy is 12.75 inches tall and might be too tall for dachshund's. The Trixie Activity Flip Board Interactive Dog Toy would be a great alternative.

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AnnieTheDoodleMom on Apr 20, 2022

Fun beginner enrichment toy

Love this fun toy! I'm always looking for extra ways to feed my pup so he takes a bit longer to eat his meals. This is a great fit for two reasons... First, every time he swipes at it, only one or two pieces of food or treats fall out. Second, he is easily frustrated, and I wanted to help him build some perseverance. If something is too difficult to figure out, he will leave it to the next fun thing to do. However, when his favorite treats are involved, he tries really hard! It was very satisfying to watch him nose, swipe, smell, and learn how to make it work for him. He had many failures, but ultimately succeeded. My only advice is to check the measurements. It was smaller than I imagined, my guy at 6 months is already 60lbs, so he towers over this toy. This is not a detractor for me, just an observation. For us, we love this little contraption, and it routinely makes it into the feeding rotation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Boomersmom on May 7, 2022

I wish Boomer enjoyed playing with this more.

I was concerned because other reviews said it was flimsy, but this is substantial enough for my older rescue dog who is not tough on things. We have only played with it twice and he isn't very interested in it. We're still working on the whole "playing" thing, but I can see that it would be a lot of fun for a different dog so I did give it 5 stars. We are experimenting with different treats, so he may decide it is more fun than he thought.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bodhi on Apr 27, 2022

Great Slow Feeder for Large Dog

It took my dog a day of toying with it to figure out how to nose the beakers over, but now its my preferred way of feeding him all his meals. He's a larger dog at over 85lbs, so I do set a 10LB weight on the base to keep it from getting rocked over. He's a scarfer, so this has been a fantastic way to slow down his eating. It now typically takes him 15-20 minutes to finish 3/4 cup of dry kibble (which is roughly the max the three beakers can hold total).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By colliemama1122 on May 12, 2022

Fun for dogs of all ages!

Both of my Collies, ages 3 months and 11 years, really enjoy getting snacks and treats out of this toy! My senior pup is much more strategic about getting the treats out, but my puppy still has a lot of fun with it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Carol on Apr 20, 2022

Falls over, and then dog can't get the treats out

The base on this is too small, so it is easy for the dog to accidentally push it over. And once she does, there is no way for her to get the treats out of it unless a human picks it back up. This is frustrating for both the dog and the human.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RachelS on Feb 21, 2022

Truly a level 2 game

This is a really easy assembly and works great for my cat and dog. Although, neither of them is quite at level 2 puzzle solving, they are interested and the tubes are easy for them to push/manipulate with their paws. Just make sure the treats are small enough to not get stuck under the bar that extends through the middle of them. I also like that the difficulty can be customized between no lid, the lid with the large hole, and the lid with the small holes, or some combination of the three. It does seem to have weights in the bottom, helping to keep it steady and stable, but a really determined dog could absolutely knock it over. It disassembles really easily and is fairly easy to wipe down by hand - there aren't really any nooks or crannies for food or treats to get stuck or wedged into.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Courtney on Feb 5, 2022

Great toy for our busy hound girl

We have an energetic and smart rescue hound who always needs outlets to use her brain and nose. This toy was perfect for her! The lids are a great addition. It took her a few minutes to figure out how to spin the tubes so I worked with her at first to understand the toy. She caught on quickly and now it's all her. Once she caught on we were able to advance her by switching up different cap combinations. I like to feed her meals in this, so she's working and keeping busy while I attend to other things. If we use the difficult caps, the three hole one, it takes her maybe 25 minutes or so to eat her meal? I have to refill it but it's still time that she isn't bored. She loves this toy, she is excited to see it and waits while I fill it. It's just a really great addition to our routine so thank you! It is heavy and well made, she has yet to tip it over and she's 75lbs. Now I just need more like it so we can switch it up for her! I would say that you shouldn't leave your dog alone with this or any plastic toy, our girl isn't a chewer but I could see this toy being chewed on quickly. I always stay within eye sight in the event she knocks it over or to fill it once she's emptied it. Lastly, our other hound mix doesn't understand it yet but he just may need more time to work with it, he uses a spinner feeder currently and loves that.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DoggieGrandma on Feb 20, 2022

Eating keeps him out of trouble!

2-year old Zachary, the chi-poo, figured out a couple of ways to eat. He started by holding the cups upside down and sort of nursing from them. Later he realized he could bat them with his paw, making them spin around to release his kibble. Whether one comes out or six, he's just as happy, working his way in from the outermost kibble to bat again! For awhile he thought he should bat us too, having learned that it made good things happen. We quickly set him straight. :-)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dogmom on Apr 13, 2022

Not the best quality

I bought this for my 4 year old beagle. The quality of the enrichment toy was poor. I am not really happy with it. It came scratched and with rough edges. My dog was not too impressed with it and got frustrated.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dna5 on Apr 20, 2022

dog loves puzzle toys

This is probably my dog's favorite interactive toy/feeder. As long as your dog isn't big into chewing non-toy items you should be just fine. Have had for almost 2 years and still great.