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Took my pup about 30 seconds to get the treats out but he still loves it. It's not as challenging as some of the other puzzle toys we have, but this one is his favourite. Added bonus is that he slows down when eating his food. Would recommend this as it's great value for two puzzles.
My staffie x spaniel loves this toy. She knows how to find the treats, but still loves to play it. She would destroy it if we just left it out, so we put it away in between games. Good if she hasn't felt challenged enough in the day for tiring her little brain a bit!
My Dobermans absolutely love this game. You are buying two in one as the games are completely different using both sides of the board. What a great idea! The product is sturdy and very safe. Will guarantee lots of game times for my dogs. Thank you.
Solved very quickly and too easy. Disappointing
My German Shepherd had this toy for a total of 2yrs before her teeth brought an end to it. She enjoyed the tasks and and I have to say she was too intelligent for it. It was too easy for her but she loved playing it again and again. She used her paws to slide the pieces of wood and her nose. And knocked over the egg cups to get the treats. I left my dog alone on one occasion and that is all it took for her to destroy the toy. Always supervise your dog and never leave them alone with this game.
Bought for our young Patterdale, she mastered both sides in a few days but she absolutely loves it - insists on having a go every morning before breakfast! Fantastic value for 2 puzzles, with quick delivery
Bought this for our GSD pup, he loves it! even if it did take him two seconds to work out! it's well worth the money just to see how much fun he had with it.
My german shepherd pup loves this! even if it did take him two seconds to figure it out... I like that you can use it in two ways, Well worth the money just for the joy of seeing my puppy play
We bought a few Intelligence toys because our lively boxer had an operation on his cruciate and was housebound for weeks and very bored. Even though he worked them out quickly he loves doing them - or is that just because of the cheese and treats he finds!
First time Bruno played the slider game, he bit the edges of the sliders to move them. With the edges chewed, the sliders can't slide, so couldn't use it again. Wood is too soft.
Bought this for my miniature schnauzer's first birthday this week, he just loves it! In fact he was barking at it today to use it for his breakfast!! What a fun way to have your daily intake!! Great value for money, we will have this for a long time!
We tend to get this out if its a rainy day and not very often as our dog does the sliders pretty quick as for the other side she picked up the plugs the other side of the puzzle straight away and ran away with them and chewed them , much too easy for her, but saying that she does enjoy doing the puzzle and receiving the treats hidden in it.
Melian, my 3 year old Lurcher, and Viggo, my 3 month old Bearded Collie, already had two brain training games. However none of them were teaching them to use their mouths. With this one they had no option but to pick up the wood cylinders which fit snuggly in the holes with their mouths as using their paws did not work or at least it took too much frantic effort to get them out. I had to do 2 or 3 demonstrations, picking up the cylinders with my mouth, and that was it, they got the hint; Melian carefully picks up the cylinders with her mouth and deposite them gently on the floor; Viggo grabs the cylinders with his mouth and throws them away.
My Jack Russell hates the normal dog toys, she was always bored until I purchased for Christmas this amazing intelligence toy. She hasnt left it alone and her tail wags constantly while finding the treats. Great toy, would recommend this to all dog owners.
We just got this today, meant to be for christmas but i couldn't wait. My Jack Russell loves it and got the hang of it quickly, i'm now going to try to teach him to put the little wooden cups in a tub when he takes them out. No interest from our lab though, lol.
My Jack Russell cross loves using her brain to work things out so I thought this might suit her. However, she just claws at it till the 'hats' fall over or the sliders slide the right way, she's not very gentle, especially when excited! However, it seems well able to withstand this treatment! She might calm down and get the hang of finding where the treats are instead of just going for the nearest or whatever gets in the way though .... Having said that, she really loves it. I put it on a shelf and she keeps going and looking up at it as much to say, Can't we play the games again? And when she has got it her tail is going 19 to the dozen! Just for that it was worth the money, I was afraid she would either be totally disinterested or get bored after a couple of goes!
I have a border collie and a Labrador. The birdie collies loves it. Clearly enjoys working both games out. The Labrador isn't interested! Worth a try.
I bought this for Wellington's birthday (he's a Westie) and he loved it. First time we got it out I used small pieces of dried liver because they smell strongly and he soon got the hang of the "hats" game. The slider game is supposed to be for "clever dogs" and a "more advanced level" so I thought I might be pushing my luck to try that one too. However, good sense went out the window and the dried liver was put under the sliders. Wellington soon worked out how to get to those too. I'm such a proud mummy now!!! Haha! The only minor minus point would be that Wellignton uses his nose to slide the pieces as opposed to his feet (as shown on the box) and we therefore had quite a soggy board by the end of our play session. I'm wondering how long the wooden board will last before it all gets a bit eeeuuuuwww!? When we put the game away, I left it out in the lounge and he kept going back to it and nudging it until I eventually had to put it away somewhere. He obviously enjoyed it! Definitely a great buy compared to the prices of other doggy brain training games, some of which have less to them.
My Havanese dog loves this game. I was quite surprised how quickly he understood what to do, and now can't wait to play the game. We love playing this game together and it's lovely to see how much he enjoys it.
My black lab loves this game. I love seeing how excited she gets everytime she sees this game. Its almost like a party trick when people come around, its amazing to see how quick she was to pick up the general idea and how quick she can complete the exercise. I love this product, it is just fantastic
This is great quality wood and is put together well, and has withstood the initial battering with paws from excitement. My golden retriever cracked it in 2 minutes, but our basset hounds haven't got a clue, despite being supposed to have the best noses for the business. Although the 2 games supposed to be for different ability levels, it seems that your dog will either get it or not.
I bought this game for my 4 months Shih tzu. I am preparing it in the morning before work so he have something to do when I am not in, so he can earn his extra food;)He so used to it now that is checking it so often just in case that some taste bits was putted again. For puppy grate fun!!And you can first use one side than another without wooden blocks and then with the additional blocks on the slide board part. Would not advice for 'grown ups'as it could be to easy game but for pups brilliant;)
Much better value than most other brain games because you get 2 games. Even when they have worked out how to play the games, you can use it to reinforce other training such as stays/leave it/send away etc. and self control. The cups are quite close fitting and deep so the dog has to lift them out, if they try to paw them they get stuck. The sliders occasionally get stuck when they are wet with slobber, but I think that just adds to the game! Really enjoy this, as does my dog and it is a great way for new people to engage with him and build trust.
one of my dogs an irish setter found these games very easy to work out and after a while got quite bored. my other dog a lhasa apso just couldnt get it at all and really couldnt be bothered. the cups are quite loose and can get knocked over with just a sniff.the other side of the game, the slider game was much better as they have to work out how to slide the thing accross to get the treat. all in all a good product and reasonable price, my sisters dog loved it. i suppose it just depends on the individual dog.
I bought this for my Papillon this Christmas and can highly recomend it for those dogs who like to be doing things, like finding games, hunting for treats and love food. Not suitable for dogs that like to sit and chew as its made from chipboard and would spoil if left alone to chew. A game for you to play WITH your dog ... Both the 2 games have kept my dog occupied for hours and its the only system where you get 2 games for the price of one !! It took my Papillon about 10mins to learn how to do it and he keeps banging on the box wanting to play it again and again .... It kept our whole house including visitors occupied as its fascinating to watch them with it. I couldnt afford the Ottoson one so gambled on this one and its superb and just as good. They really challenge your dog and make them think - superb for wet weather days. Small treats needed or break up large ones into bits to hide. Very dog friendly and wont hurt pawing noses or feet. I have to say its the best toy i have ever bought my dog and suits him perfectly.
This toy is very unchallenging. My dog mastered both of these games after one go, and (much as I love him) he is no genius. The 'cup/sachet' game is a joke. I thought the cups would be tight fitting so he actually has to pull them out, however, when he sniffs at them the cups just fall over revealing the treat. It took his a couple of seconds to knock them all over and get the treats. The 'slider' game however, is not quite as bad as he actually has to do something to get the treats. It is very expensive for what it is and I would not recommend this item to anyone. Unfortunately it has put me off buying other doggy mind games as they might be just as bad!