Post # 1
I was thinking about getting my puppy some puzzle games to keep her amused when we are busy and can’t play with her or take her to the dog park since we don’t have a backyard for her to run around in. Anybody use any of these? What works the best?
Post # 3
I’m wondering the same thing. Hope you get some good advice I can steal, lol.
Post # 4
We had the squirrels in a tree one, where they had to get the stuffed squirrels out of the tree. I don’t think it really did much.
Something you could do for cheap/free is take three cups and cut a small hole in the top of each. Put a treat under one and have your dog find it. Our trainer uses this as one of our exercises in class and it’s a lot of fun – our dogs love it. It’s not something you leave them alone with, but it’s something you can do.
We just do a kong with PB and a dog bone when we go out. I stick a milkbone in the kong – one of the larger ones, so they have to figure out how to get it out. It’s difficult for me to get in the kong as it is (have to push down to get it in), so I know it takes awhile for them to get out.
Post # 5
My cousin’s dog needed double knee surgery, so they’ve gotten her a couple. My favorite is one made up of layered bone shapes that the dog has to rotate in a certain order to find the hidden treats on each level.
Post # 6
We have the orange ball with holes in it. You put treats in it and they have to roll it around different ways to make the treat come out. Leroy loves it and he’s high energy and it keeps him pretty busy 🙂
Post # 7
I unfortunately haven’t been able to find any that keep my pups amused unfortunately so I can’t recommend a game.
What I can recommend are those bones that are hollow in the middle that you purchase at the pet stores, fill them with peanut butter and freeze them. My MIL’s dogs go bananas for those and it keeps them interested for long periods of time. Perhaps that might work for your pup.
Post # 8
My guy loves this and it has different levels of difficulty http://www.bustercube.com/