This week we’ve found 15 of the best dog puzzle toys to keep your dog entertain and mentally stimulated. With dog puzzle toys, your pooch can regularly use his natural instinct to hunt and forage for food. All of the dog puzzle toys that we feature here are also slow feeders. So they can help stop your dog from over eating. And finally they also make your dog take time to eat. These puzzle toys are great for keeping your dog happy and healthy. During our research we found the puzzle toys with the best reviews and unique designs. We have compiled this list for you.
15 Entertaining Dog Puzzle Toys
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Think – play – learn – reward. Doggy Brain Train Quadro is a fascinating game for dogs which will keep you and your four legged friend amused for hours.
The strong, high quality wooden playing board has little plastic covers and plugs with integrated air holes, making them easy to clean.
Read about Wobble Ball Toy on our website here.
3. DogSmart wood – Level 1 by Nina Ottosson
Lift one block after another in order to find the treats underneath. Available in large and small.
Hide treats in the compartments underneath some of the hollow blocks. Let the dog search for the treats by letting it use its mouth to lift one block after another in order to find the treats underneath. The dog cannot knock the blocks down with its paw but has to lift them up one by one with its mouth.
4. DogMemory wood – Level 1-2 by Nina Ottosson
Test your dog’s memory by hiding a treat under a piece of a jig-saw puzzle, while the dog is watching. Then let the dog try to choose the right puzzle piece by indicating with its paw or nose, or alternatively lift up the right piece of the puzzle. The game can be used in a number of ways. You can also hide treats under all the puzzle pieces and let the dog work to find the treats.
Trixie Dog Activity Turn Around is perfect for the intermediate canine game player. Your pet is rewarded after correctly turning over the suspended plastic beakers which then release the prize hidden inside. The beakers can be used alone or with a lid. We’ve included two sets of lids – each with a different set of holes through which your dog must navigate the treat. The non-slip rubber feet keep the game in place as your dog plays and explores.
Hide treats under the paws and your dog will have to learn how to retrieve them. Interactive games are a wonderful way for you to bond with your dog and create a fun way to offer a challenge and a reward. You will love watching your dog make progress and figure out how to dislodge the plastic paws to get to the treats hidden beneath. When you spin the wheel more compartments are revealed for you to stash treats in and prolong the game.
The Activity Flip Board Dog Toy is an interactive game which keeps your dog mentally alert and on its toes. Hidden beneath the various flaps are treats and snacks and your dog has to work out how to open them to get at the snack. Some of the flaps open up and some slide away, and you can also hide treats under cones which your dog has to move away. There are various levels of difficulty but if your dog finds the levels too easy or difficult it will become bored or disheartened. The included instruction booklet is full of handy tips on how to keep your pet interested and challenged over a long period of time.
iQuties Bone Slots Dog Game is a brilliant bone-shaped board with ten holes for hiding dog treats. The six sliding disks challenge your dog to find the treats by scent. To gain access to the treats, your pet needs to solve the puzzle. It takes a bit of practice but is great for keeping your dog occupied and to develop cognitive skills. This one is better for beginners or maybe for puppies as it’s simpler.
9. Dog Tornado Dog Activity Toy- Level 2 by Nina Ottosson
Dog Tornado has four layers of rotating discs. In three layers there are compartments where treats can be hidden. The dog/cat has to learn to rotate the different layers in different directions with its nose or paw in order to find the hidden goodies.
By placing the white plastic blocks in some of the compartments, the degree of difficulty increases. You can tie a string through the holes in the blocks to make it easier for the dog/cat to lift the blocks away. Great for cats aswell.
Aikiou is a dog slow feeder with six different openings to challenge your dog’s mind and keep him in shape. It is a food bowl that will challenge your dog mentally. People now call it an interactive feeder since Aikiou invented the category in 2008. On their website there is an extensive range of interactive feeders for both cats and dogs. (Click on the header link to visit)
Green Dog Slow Feeder’s design is inspired blades of grass. Green can help slow your dog’s eating habit and making feeding time fun. Find out more about Green Slow Dog Feeder on our website here.
12. MixMax Puzzle D – Level 3 by Nina Ottosson
Put together several games to one BIG activity board game. Hide treats and let your dog figure out how to find them. Create your own puzzle game by combining several different games, you decide how difficult it will be, from easy to very advance – there are endless possibilities! A completely new and unique concept of activity games for dogs. Use one game by itself, or put together several games to create the ultimate game at the level that your dog needs.
13. DogDomino Wood – Level 3 by Nina Ottosson
The dog must pull out one block after the other and thereby finding the hidden treats. He or she’ll have to try and place the movable discs into the right position so that the blocks are uncovered and the dog can pull out one block after the other and thereby finding the hidden treats under the blocks.
Foobler is a self-reloading puzzle feeder with a real bell that challenges, stimulates and feeds your dog for up to 9 hours. Find out more about Foobler on our website.
Trixie Dog Activity Tower is perfect for the beginning canine gamer. Fill each drawer with your pet’s favourite treats. With a little practice, they will learn to pull the loops attached to the drawers in the correct order and release the treats. For an added challenge, the game also contains three cones for hiding small rewards within the base compartments. The non-slip rubber feet keep the game in place as your dog plays and explores.
This list of dog puzzle toys will hopefully help you decide what options are the best for your dog. There are options for beginners and others up to advanced puzzle boards and toys. Let us know which one you choose. More Pause Picks #PausePicks will come soon.