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tampinfuminragin Wed 06-Dec-17 14:13:45

I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for puzzles for dogs? 3 of them are angels but one of them has a knack for chewing things he shouldnt.

I've seen a few dog puzzles but I would like to buy on recommendation.

CornflakeHomunculus Wed 06-Dec-17 14:32:14

I've been very impressed with the Buster Mat. You can get loads of different addons for it, most of which have multiple difficulty levels, and obviously you can arrange them differently each time.

The Nina Ottosson Dog Pyramid and Kong Wobbler are the two food dispensing toys I use most often. My dogs love them and they're both pretty robust.

I've used various others in the past. This one was great in terms of use but a bit of a pain in the arse to wash. Trixie do some good treat dispensing balls which are made of softer rubber rather than hard plastic so great if you've got wood floors or a dog who likes to really chuck them about. This one and this one are good.

There's a couple of FB groups, Canine Enrichment and Beyond the Bowl, which are full of reviews for various toys/puzzles as well as ideas for things you can do with random stuff you have to hand.

I think my lot actually enjoy the random activities I can cobble together out of the recycling more than the fancy stuff I've bought them. Food in egg boxes is a popular quick one as its double the enrichment; once they've got the food out they then have great fun shredding the boxes grin

Olliver27 Thu 07-Dec-17 22:53:14

Mine get a stuffed Kong and a Trixie Treat Ball (like the one above) stuffed with treats every time I go out, even if its just to the shop.

The Trixie Flip Board is great fun to watch them figure out, and fortunately my Chihuahua is completely stumped by it and has to relearn every single time it makes an appearance, so it's been a long lasting toy in our house.

SistersOfPercy Sat 09-Dec-17 23:59:51

My scottie has a few of the trixie ones but he's too bloody smart for them and can solve them in seconds.

They are good though, they are washable and the boxes can be moved around to vary the puzzle, plus they are not as easy to pick up and shake out the treat like the little sod did with the wooden one.....this is the problem I suspect the fabric play mats would have, looks great and I love the idea you can add to them but I know he would just shake out his treat.

Started with this one first

www.amazon.co.uk/Trixie-Dog-Activity-Flip-Board/dp/B0054Q9TMA/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&keywords=trixie+dog+activity&tag=mumsnetforum-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1512863729&sr=1-1

Then this (but it was £15 not £44)

www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-Activity-Poker-Box-Level/dp/B00NNWIVEO/ref=sr_1_103?s=pet-supplies&keywords=trixie+dog+activity&tag=mumsnetforum-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1512863807&sr=1-103

He's having this for Christmas because it looks really hard

www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-Ottosson-Dog-Casino-Activity/dp/B002WDU4M2/ref=sr_1_15?s=pet-supplies&keywords=bones+dog+activity&tag=mumsnetforum-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1512863881&sr=1-15

DramaAlpaca Sun 10-Dec-17 00:02:34

My dogs love the Kong Wobbler mentioned above.

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