If you have a high-energy and/or working line dog, an occasional bully stick won’t do it. Even if your dog has plenty of exercise, that might not be enough for dogs who need a job to thrive. More complicated puzzle toys are very helpful when you cannot exercise your dog, e.g. during pregnancy, or postpartum recovery.
DID YOU KNOW? You can make most puzzle toys more challenging by freezing the food or packing them densely.
Here are some options:
The flexible prongs make this toy more challenging. Durable comes in 3 sizes.
Another challenging puzzle toy from the same company. The plastic is durable according to parents who tested it on their destructive chewers.
Interlocks with other Genius toys for an added challenge. Comes in two sizes.
You can hide kibble, treats, or smear PB. If you use it for kibble, it is pretty time-consuming to fill it. But it is equally challenging for your dog to get it out:
“Our border collies love these treat balls. It really does keep them occupied. They are determined to get every treat out of them!”. For small or medium size dogs.
This German company specializes in more challenging intelligence toys. German quality, variable difficulty levels. Best for small or medium size dogs.
Combine small and large Toppl for more challenges. Many customers rave about the company’s excellent customer service.
There are no indestructible toys for a determined dog, and choking can be a hazard if the toy is too small! Choose a puzzle toy accordingly and use caution.
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