This puzzle toy has two overlapping levels (first the yellow, which is topped by a green piece, and then a green), each containing five compartments. When you first play this game, start with the easiest level, by filling each compartment with a little treat. When your dog has figured out how to get the treats by using his paw or nose to spin the top and the middle level, you can then increase the difficulty of the game by filling less and less compartments each time you play, gradually upping the challenge of finding the prize.
Small treats are best — for training and puzzle games alike, I love ZiwiPeak treats & meals! They are small, tidy, and high-value.
I like this dog puzzle toy because:
There are no easily removable parts for dogs/puppies to run off with and chew/choke on. Play should be supervised, though.
The difficultly can be upped gradually since there are 10 compartments.
I loved watching Miles learn the skill of using his nose and paws to quickly “spin” the top and the middle.
Emma Kesler, CDBC, CPDT-KA is an award winning certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Dog Trainer who specializes in terrier behavior. Emma has worked exclusively with terriers and their people across the world for a decade, and shares her life with her Welsh Terrier copilot Miles.
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