Many parents of newborns and young children find puzzle toys super helpful. They often reduce the parents’ guilt of having less time for the dogs and keep the dogs busy, a win-win situation. I recommend using them to feed dogs their meals, make snacks, during grooming sessions, or when working on alone time training.
There are many puzzle toys on the market and your dog certainly doesn't need all of them. Over the years, I’ve tested many puzzle toys on various dogs. Here are some of my favorites.
If you have a herding breed dog or one that likes to play with toys, a ball-like Snoop or Tetraflex would be perfect. You can fill it with dog food or treats and watch your dog nudge, nose, nibble, paw and pounce to get the food.
If your dog is into chewing and licking for extended periods, make your dog a Kong.
️If you need something your dog won’t destroy right away, try the Bob-A-Lot Food Dispensing Toy. It holds up to three cups of food and has adjustable openings to make it more or less difficult.
When it comes to food puzzle toys proceed with caution for both baby and dog. This needs to be a carefully managed scenario:
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