The DogSmart is simple - you hide treats in the compartments underneath some of the hollow blocks. Let the dog search for the treats by letting it use its mouth to lift one block after another in order to find the treats underneath. The dog cannot knock the blocks down with its paw but has to lift them up one by one with its mouth. The Small DogSmart is ideal for small to medium dog breeds (as well as some cats and parrots if you tie string to the blocks), measuring about 8" diameter. Price is for one DogSmart (picture shows two).
Degree of Difficulty: Beginner
Make it more difficult
When your dog understands how to play the game, you can vary the game by hiding a different amount of treats per round and you can put some of the blocks upside-down with treats inside the hollow blocks. Put a piece of cloth or paper over the treats and put back the blocks. Teach the dog to put each block in a bowl when working with the DogSmart. More difficult: put the blocks back!
This toy will help promote problem solving as well as provide mental stimulation for your dog. Brain exercises with the Nina Ottosson activity toys/games are suitable for all dogs, young or old, big or small. The activity time that fits most dogs is approximately 15 minutes at a time, shorter for puppies. The dog-activating toys are also recommended by veterinarians when the dog for various reasons is not allowed, or cannot move freely due to illness etc. Dog psychologists and instructors also use these games in their courses and training sessions.
Do not let the dog bite the DogSmart or chew the blocks. Play with it together with the dog. Do not leave the dog unattended.
About Nina Ottosson / Zoo Active Products
Nina Ottosson started Zoo Active Products AB in 1993, with development and design of dog activity toys and games for dogs and owners. The purpose is to mentally activate the dog in a positive and educational manner.
Her activity toys are increasingly popular and are used by dogs and other animals and their owners all over the world. The dog activity toys are recommended by dog psychologists, veterinarians, dog-trainers and many dog-owners.
All products are patent, pattern or EU design protected.
Hide dog snacks in the recesses underneath some of the hollow bricks, and watch your dog use find & lift the blocks to get reward. Treats not included.