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Nina Ottosson's Interactive Dog Toy

4.3 out of 5 stars 667 customer reviews
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11.5 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches
  • Tornado: The Tornado tempts your dog into tuning revolving sections of bones to discover the hidden treats.
  • Dog Magic: Dog Magic is a relatively easy game where you dog uses his/her sense of smell to find the
  • Dog Brick: Dog Brick is a medium level challenge for dogs. First the removable bones must be dislodged,
  • Dog Spinny: Dog Spinny has one removable plastic bone that your dog must remove and then the top section
  • Casino: Casino has removable bones and sliding compartments that hide treats. The dog Casino have many
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Product Description

Size: 11.5 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches

The idea behind the Nina Ottosson's Dog Tornado" is for the dog to dislodge the removable bones then turn the revolving sections to reveal the hidden treats. The Tornado has many variables to increase the level of difficulty as the dog's skill improves. With a little practice he will soon learn to dislodge the bones and turn the Tornado to access the hidden rewards."

Product Details

Size: 11.5 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 4 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001KZ8FWE
  • Item model number: TIOP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (667 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,523 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Size: 9 treat compartments 12'' diameter
We own several of the Nina Ottosson dog toys, and my dogs love them all. The Dog Magic is the best one to start with if your dog is new to puzzle toys; it's easy for the dog to figure out. You hide treats in the bone-shaped depressions under the plastic bone-shaped cups, and the dog has to figure out how to dislodge the cups to get to the treats.

The trick to puzzle toys is to start easy and work your way up. Start by placing treats in the depressions and allowing the dog to get the treats (don't use the cups yet.) Your dog will figure this out pretty fast, then you can begin using the cups. Place the cups across the depressions the wrong way, so they are easy to dislodge. Once the dog is confident doing this, start placing the cups in the depressions the correct way and let the dog figure out how to remove them. You can make it more difficult by hiding treats under only a few of the cups for the dog to sniff out.

If your dog ever gets bored, or can't seem to figure it out, help them by encouraging them to move the cups, or backtrack to the previous step in learning the puzzle. Every dog learns differently - one of my dogs picks the cups up in her mouth, while the other removes them with his paws.

I like the plastic Nina Ottosson toys because they are so easy to clean. The cups fit right in the top rack of the dishwasher, and the base is easy to hand wash in the sink. A note of caution: this is an interactive toy only, and not meant to be left out for the dog to play with by himself. The plastic is too soft to withstand heavy chewing and would be destroyed in no time. I keep mine out of reach of the dogs when we're not playing the games together.
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Length: 2:51 Mins
I first started using these puzzle toys years ago when my dogs were left alone during the day but now I work from home but still enjoy using them to see them try and figure them out. I was so excited to see this line of new puzzles when it first came out to try although the price kind of put me off (at the time I originally wrote the review, the puzzle I bought, the Brick, ran about $50) But when it comes to my pets, no expense spared, right?! I liked the fact that this one was available in plastic making it easier to clean and less likely to absorb doggie slobber.

Unfortunately, the Brick puzzle is just too easy. It took him maybe a couple tries to figure it out at the most difficult level, and he can now empty the entire thing in just a few minutes (my video clip shows him doing it, and not even at a very fast pace). This is in comparison to other treat filled toys that can keep him busy literally for more than an hour. My younger dog cleans this one out even faster.

I'm going to try and modify the toy by trying to find something more challenging to put in between the sliding pieces, like heavy blocks or fishing sinkers, but I expect it will only slow him down slightly. I do think though that it's a nice alternative to just putting down a bowl of kibble, I can put my small dog's entire meal into the spaces it has, and certainly can help slow down a fast eater as well.

I've since also gotten the Tornado, it was in a local store for only $30 and since my dog did seem to at least enjoy the Brick I figured it was worth getting and hopefully would be more difficult.
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Size: 17.5 inches x 11.5 inches x 2 inches
We own several of the Nina Ottosson dog toys, and our dogs love playing with all of them. The Dog Brick is a good toy for dogs with a little experience with puzzle toys; start with the Dog Spinny or Dog Magic if your dog is new to these types of toys. The Dog Brick holds treats in round- and bone-shaped depressions covered with slider blocks and bone-shaped cups. The dog has to remove the cups and slide the blocks to get to the treats.

As with all puzzle toys, the trick to teaching your dog is to start easy and work your way up. Without using the cups, place treats in the bone-shaped depressions and let the dog see them and get the treats. Then place treats in the round depressions, slide the blocks so they are only half-covering the treats, and let the dog get them. Once your dog is confident sliding the blocks, cover the treats all the way and allow the dog to slide the blocks to get to the treats. Finally, you can replace the cups in the middle bone-shaped depressions and let the dog figure out the entire thing. You can make it more difficult for your dog by hiding treats under only a few of the blocks for them to sniff out.

My dogs have lots of experience with puzzle toys and they figured this one out very quickly, so I like that you can adjust the difficulty to make it different every time. One of my dogs uses her mouth to dislodge the cups and slide the blocks, while the other likes to use his paws to move them. Part of the fun in these games is learning more about your dog as you play!

I prefer the plastic Nina Ottosson toys to the wooden ones because they are so easy to clean. The cups go in the top rack of the dishwasher, and the base can easily be handwashed in the sink. A word of caution: These toys are not meant to be left out for the dog to play with by himself. The plastic is too soft for determined chewing, and could easily be destroyed. Mine are placed out of the dogs' reach when we are not playing the games with the dogs.
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