Currently Unavailable
Want us to email you when this item becomes available?

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Nina Ottosson Wooden Dog, Treat Fighter
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Nina Ottosson Wooden Dog


Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.
Treat Fighter
  • These puzzles are for supervised use only and are designed to promote interactive play between you and your dog while satisfying their natural need for mental and physical stimulation.
  • The only puzzles currently on the market that meet California's strict health and environmental standards for composite board.
  • A terrific outlet for channeling energy and providing the mental stimulation necessary for a healthy, well balanced dog.
  • Manufactured in Sweden

Puppia Harnesses & Leashes
Save 20% Off Select Puppia Harnesses & Leashes. Sales last for a limited time, and valid only on products shipped and sold by Amazon.com


Product Details

Pattern Name: Treat Fighter
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 12.8 x 2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XPCSAM
  • Item model number: Dog Treat Fighter
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,862 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Product Description

Pattern Name: Treat Fighter

This popular puzzle is sure to make your dog think. Treats are placed under the wooden blocks, which your dog must slide through the channel to be able to remove. This puzzle can be made more difficult with the addition of the two larger pegs which can be used to block the channels. Your dog must lift the peg, retrieve a treat and then slide the block to the end of the channel to retrieve the additional reward.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is well made, easy to clean, and very sturdy.
K. Hornberger
Even though my dog now understands how to move the pieces to get at her rewards relatively quickly, she still is interested in the puzzle.
aenw
Dogs are in need of stimulation physical and mental and this toy is great for that mental stimulation!
J. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By James Short on September 22, 2009
Pattern Name: Tornado Verified Purchase
My dog absolutely LOVES this toy. He's a 70lb sheperad/lab mix and works this toy to get treats out. He's not a chewer, which is good, as the product is made from pressed board and wouldn't stand up to a chewer for more than about 10 minutes.

I would have given this 5 stars if:
1) it was only about 30 dollars
2) it had a little more difficulty to get at the treats on the middle layer.

All in all though, if you have a smart dog that needs some entertainment, this is a good product.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By S. Wussow VINE VOICE on December 22, 2009
Pattern Name: Treat Fighter Verified Purchase
Our five rescued dogs LOVE this toy! We followed the instructions online for introducing it to them gradually and getting them used to it by making things very easy at first, to boost their success rate, confidence, and interest... Now two of them use it on the "hardest" level and absolutely BEG for the chance to play with their puzzle!

All I have to do is take it out and they recognize it by sight and can't wait to have their turn with their game. I have to put the other four in a closed room while one uses it, and I hear whining until each has had their turn.

And of course, it achieves the desired effect: dogs that are MENTALLY stimulated AND worn out - and ready for a nap afterwards!

We also have a plastic Ottosson toy, and a benefit to that one is that it has rubber feet, and only four pieces come out (the others just slide) - so it is much easier to put away when finished. Also, the treat holes in this game are smaller, and it's kind of hard to get the treat to stay in the tube while you're inserting the tube into the board. These are human considerations - from the dogs' perspective, that one is a bit easy to get the hang of; not so with this challenging toy.

The construction is very good, and stands up to our dogs' sometimes overly-enthusiastic attempts at getting to the treats (they weight between 50 and 75 lbs.)

For treats we use Premier Liver Biscotti and they work very well.

I'd recommend this toy to any of my friends who are owned by dogs - and have. Our dogs are our kids, so we value a product that provides them with a means to stimulate their little minds and bodies in a constructive way.

If you have a dog that is destructive due to boredom, this toy is just what you need!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Cat+2Dogs on April 23, 2010
Pattern Name: Casino Verified Purchase
4 stars for the cat. I wouldn't recommend it for large dogs. I have a cat and two large dogs. The cat loved this toy and quickly learned to pull the drawer open by pulling on the handle with his paw. The dogs struggled. The handles are small and the drawers are close together. There just isn't much space for them to manuver a drawer open, and if they did manage to get it open they kept shutting it with their noses when they tried to get the treat out. Small dogs with little feet and noses would probably like it just fine.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Duffy on July 17, 2009
Pattern Name: Brick
Fantastic dog toy, you can make it hard or easy, don't slide the covers closed all the way at first, and after your dog gets it there it a small bowl shaped piece you put upside down between the sliders so the dog has to lift it (another spot for a treat), then slide the covers to get the rest of the treats.
I found that lifting the bowl and sliding the first slider was a good challenge for my terrier, but the cover on one side has to be slid the opposite direction as the slider on the other side, and that took her quite a bit longer to understand. Many many hours of enjoyment, and keeping her thinking and challenged keeps her out of trouble.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kari Lavalli on February 22, 2009
Pattern Name: Smart
Great toy for dogs. I'm not using it as described, but am using it to teach my dog scent discrimination (so only one peg gets the food in it). Once the dog gets the idea of how to find the food, this becomes a really fun game. Took about 3 training sessions to get the dog to stop running off with the pegs and to hunt for the food. My dog now goes wild when I pull the toy down and get it out of the box! It's a great way to play with your dog.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Marie on November 24, 2010
Pattern Name: Tornado
I've tried this toy with many different dogs of varying puzzle aptitudes. I've found this one to be great for beginners and intermediate puzzle users; but for the highly intelligent or experienced pup, this puzzle may not be worth the price. I have seen some dogs, namely German Shepherds, master this toy within minutes. For most dogs, however, it takes much longer.

I really like how you can vary the difficulty of the challenge by starting with the top level and working your way down. Getting the treats on the bottom level, is the most challenging because your dog must move several levels to find the treat. Once your dog has mastered this puzzle, you can put scrunched up balls of paper in the empty holes thereby making it harder for your pup to turn the wheels and get to the treats.

For dogs that are not overly ambitious to find regular treats, try using a cat treat. Dogs go crazy for cat treats, and they have a strong odor which will get the attention of any pup.

If you have never tried a puzzle with your dog, this is a great start. If you have tried puzzles before and are looking for something different, this is great also.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Meredith on June 7, 2010
Pattern Name: Casino Verified Purchase
Baxter the golden retriever puppy highly recommends this puzzle:
"woof woof *wags tail* (sits to play) woof! <gives paw> (waiting for treats)"!!!!

This wooden puzzle is nice & sturdy, and while I can't speak for the plastic version, this seems easy to clean and tough enough for a strong pup. Baxter quickly went through the progression of learning this puzzle (in one sitting), from keeping the trays slightly open on the first try to putting in the "locks" and figuring out "casino"!

Whenever I take the puzzle out (even the FIRST time) Baxter knew it was a toy for him. This is a great way to engage your dog, and I recommended it to a dog friend in rehab (another golden post-ACL surgery who can't run around for a few weeks) as good intellectual stimulation, which tires dogs out.

Baxter could play this all night. It does need constant supervision, as he'll go a little nuts trying to pull out the trays if he's not watched. And he would chew chew chew it if I let him. But it is great fun to watch the dog figure it out. YES it is expensive, which is the biggest downside. If you're handy with wood & construction, you could probably figure out ways to re-construct some of these Nina Ottosson toys. But for the rest of us... a nice investment.

None of my local dog stores (including specialty stores) sell Nina Ottosson toys (or had even heard of them!!!), so I had to buy online. If you go to her website, you'll see that the number of US dealers is limited. As a result, it is hard to see one in person before you purchase. But read the recommendations and decide. If you're tired of spending money on $3 squeaky toys that just get ripped to shreds in an hour, you may want to sit down and bond with your dog (or cat) with this lifelong game!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search