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Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound 41032 Dog Fighter Interactive Puzzle Mental Stimulation Brain Game for Dogs, Wood

3.9 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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  • Interactive, treat seeking fun
  • 9 treat pegs
  • Solid, eco-friendly wood construction
  • Made in Sweden
  • Keeps your pup engaged and entertained for hours
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Product Description

Your pup will have to wrestle and wrangle each block out of Nina Ottosson’s Dog Fighter to get a delicious reward. Place a treat in each block, and watch them having fun figuring out how to slide the blocks and pull them out, to unveil a piece of kibble or small treat. Bring the battle further uphill by adding pegs to stop the blocks. Every dog's a winner with Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Games! Bring out the genius in your dog with our interactive, treat-seeking puzzles and exercise toys. Difficulty level 2 - Moderate. Perfect for your smarty pup.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 12.8 x 2 inches ; 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000XPCSAM
  • Item model number: 41032
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,998 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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By S. Wussow VINE VOICE on December 22, 2009
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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!
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I bought this for my Shepherd mix puppy and she loves it! I let her play with it several times a week, at least twice each session and she never seems to be bored with it. It is a true training experience- she must lie down, wait, and watch while I put the treats into the pegs (on the floor in front of her), then she can only start playing when I say "ok". Good way to reinforce all the training I have done with her. She completes the puzzle in about a minute. The first time I used it, I didn't really have to show her. . . she is so smart, and interested in problem solving, that she figured it out for herself.

For anyone who is wondering if their dog will like this toy, try this experiment at home. Get a "favorite thing" (toy or cookie) and put it under a piece of furniture with a opening that your dog can see under and get a paw under (like a dresser that starts a couple inches off the ground) and see what your dog does. My dog LOVES it when a ball gets stuck under a chest. . . she will work and work to get the ball out and rarely gets frustrated. Then when she gets it out, she puts it right back under the chest so she can get it out again. That told me she is interested in problem solving, which is exactly what this game is for. I had a visiting dog stay with me for a week (she is a 2 year old yellow lab) and she had NO interest in this game. Once she realized the cookies where not easily retrievable, she lost interest and walked away, so this game is not for all dogs. Try the exercise above to check your dog's interest in problem solving because you don't want to spend $50 on a toy your dog will have no interest in.

I don't regret buying this toy, but I do wish they were less expensive. I would love to buy a different version, but they are just too expensive to buy in multiples.
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I have several of these toys for my dogs! Each is challenging in a different way. I have read some of the reviews on Amazon about these toys and I would like to offer this advice being that I have used these toys with several different types of dogs. Start with a fairly easy one. I started with Smart Dog. After your dog gets the hang of this one, pick up another one that seems more difficult. Because most of these toys come in plastic too (which may or may not be more durable depending on if your dog is a chewer or a destroyer) you can start with the lesser expensive of the two and build from there. I usually get one of her toys for my dog as a Christmas present or a Gotcha Day gift because they are so pricey. They are really worth it! Especially when you have many inside days a year! I also switch them up to keep up the interest. I hope you try one of these toys for your pet! They are truley wonderful and besides all the good intellectual stuff they provide your dog, they are a great way to bond with him!
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A bit pricey but well worth it for my bored dogs!

The size is great for both large and small dogs even though the intention was for a large dog.

Large Dog Experience:
I have a 8yr old female Dogo Argentino, 87 lbs. (Very Intelligent, Advanced Problem Solver)
At first, I was not sure how much interest she had. Once I showed her each peg has a treat, she loves to "play puzzel"! Her first attempt took about 10-15 minutes with verbal and pointing queues and I had to take it away for a second when she started pry and chew the peg to get to the treat. I repeated one more round to ensure she dose not chew the pegs. The next day I loaded up the pegs and let her figure it out with no verbal or physical queues. She took about 5 min, such a smarty! I no longer have to ask if she wants to play, she is already there and can't get enough.

Small Dog Experience:
My wife's dog is a 8yr old male PekaPoo (pekingese-Poodle), 13 lbs. (Smart but Short Atten. Span)
Similar first try with the attempt of chewing after repeated failed attempts to lift or lick the treat out. He took about 15-20 mins with more queues because of the weight and size of his little nose and paws. Again we tried a third time the next day and once he remembered his technique of moving the pegs with his nose and mouth without chewing, he finished in less than 10 minutes.

These are two dogs with totally different personalities and physical abilities, from the large family oriented hunting dog, to the Small fast-pace royalty dog. They both love to play.

Only thing I could suggest is a little piece of paper stating the material/chemical make up of the board and wooden pegs.
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