Nina Ottoson

Dog Tornado Strategy Game

$44.10 SGD $49 SGD

A great way to introduce your puppy to problem-solving puzzle games, Puppy This level 2 spinning dog treat dispenser game from Nina Ottosson is the ideal toy for bored puppies, and will keep your pup occupied for hours! The challenging toy features 3 tiers with 12 compartments for snacks or kibble. This mentally stimulating and entertaining puppy game encourages your pup to spin the interactive puzzle’s layers to reveal the rewards – 3 bone-shaped covers can be used to make the puzzle even tougher! An ideal puppy puzzle, the Dog Tornado is made of strong, safe and durable BPA, PVC & Phthalate Free material and can be hand washed between each use in soapy water. A great puzzle toy for smart puppies, this is an ideal boredom buster. Nina Ottosson has been creating dog games and puzzle toys with different difficulty levels for all types of dogs for more than 25 years. Nina received a 2017 Pet Age Icon Award for her development of innovative treat dog puzzle toys and raising awareness for mental stimulation being an important part of a dog’s health.

  • STIMULATING DOG PUZZLE: Exercise your puppy's mind with the interactive Puppy Tornado puzzle toy. This engaging dog treat dispenser provides a fun physical & mental challenge for your pup.
  • HOW TO PLAY: This durable puppy toy is a level 2 dog brain game, ideal for smart puppies. Place your puppy’s favorite treats in the 3 levels of spinning compartments and let the puppy games begin!
  • HELPS REDUCE DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS: By creating a positive outlet for your puppy's natural chewing, digging & hunting instincts, this puzzle toy helps redirect undesired behaviors.
  • MAKES FEEDING FUN: This treat dispenser dog toy can be used to feed your puppy healthy snacks or dry kibble – solving the food puzzle creates an engaging, slowed down mealtime.
  • BPA PVC & PHTHALATE FREE: Made with food safe materials that you can trust with your puppy.
SPECIFICATIONS
Difficulty Level 2
Pet Size Suitable for all dogs
Life stages All ages
Pet activity
Strategy game
Material BPA, PVC, Phthalate-free
Dimensions
23,5 x 18 cm, height 7 cm / 9,25 x 7 in, height 2,76 in.
Care  Clean using warm running water and mild soap. RInse thoroughly.

NINA OTTOSSON - WHICH PUZZLE GAME SUITS MY DOG & CAT BEST?

All dogs and cats regardless of size, breed and age can play with our games, we have 4 different difficulty levels, so there is a suitable level and game for everyone.

 The motivation to solve them is what you put in the games. Some dogs and cats are very food-motivated and can eat their food in the games, while some are more picky and like something extra tasty to work for.

Nina Ottosson’s philosophy is that dogs and cats have four legs and one head, and all five need exercise in different ways daily, both physically and mentally, some require more than others, but everyone needs it.

Puzzle games are mentally challenging, it´s fun problem-solving rewarded with treats. Puzzle solving exercises your pet’s mind and body, which prevents and reduces boredom and behavior problems.

Which difficulty level should I choose for my dog?

Think about crossword puzzles for us humans, we need to start easier to understand the concept, and step by step advance to more difficult versions. If we start too difficult, we will be frustrated and finally give up. A dog who doesn´t understand how a puzzle works, can by instinct start chewing their way into the treats, instead of working for them, which is completely normal for a dog if we don´t teach them the playing rules, and how the puzzle works.

Easy – Level 1:  Suits beginners, puppies, dogs who have never played before, and if you are unsure if your dog like puzzle solving for treats. Perfect as slow feeders for dogs

Medium – Level 2: Suits all kind of dogs, in all sizes and ages.

Advanced – Level 3: When your dog has mastered level 2 puzzles, you can move up to a more advanced challenging puzzle.

Expert – Level 4: When your dog has mastered level 3 puzzles, you can move up to the expert level. Congratulations and good luck!

Note: These are just general suggestions to help you get started, and they are suitable for most dogs/cats in these categories. However, all dogs/cats are different, and there are of course other games that are suitable as well.

DOGS

Puppies

For puppies, I recommend games that do not have loose parts or alternatively have large parts. Puppies do not know the rules of the game, so show how the game works, play together, and when you play and have fun, you can at the same time teach the dog the usual commands such as, sit, wait, go ahead, which puppies learn very quickly during positive learning.

  • Dog Smart - difficulty level 1
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make it easier to lift them up. 
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Without the locking white blocks, it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
    • Teach your puppy that the white blocks are not interesting, it’s what is underneath them that is interesting.
  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment. 
Small sized dogs

All small dogs can handle all games regardless of size, it´s usually we who set the limits for them, but the following games are the easiest to handle for them.

  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
    • More difficult, hide treats under the sliding bricks, the white blocks and inside the open/close flip lids
Medium sized dogs

Can use all our games, but these are the ones that are good to start with in our different levels of difficulty.

  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Without the locking white blocks, it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
  • Dog Twister - difficulty level 3
    • For an easier game place treats in all compartments.
    • To make it more difficult push in the white handles to lock all sliding bricks on top.
    • Tie strings in the white handles to make it easier to pull them out.
Large sized dogs

Can use all our games, but what usually matters are their strength when they play, if the dog is more careful or tough.

These games are the ones that are good to start with in our different levels of difficulty, if you don´t know how your dog will works with the games.

  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
    • More difficult - hide treats under the sliding bricks, the white blocks and inside the open-close flip lids.
  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers.
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out.
Flat nosed dogs

Most short-nosed dogs can use all our games, because it´s the tongue that will pick up the treats, not the nose, but these games are the ones that are best for them to start with in our different levels of difficulty.

  • Dog Smart - difficulty level 1
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make it easier to lift them up. 
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Without the locking white blocks, it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
    • More difficult, hide treats under the sliding bricks, the white blocks and inside the open-close flip lids.
  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers.
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out.
Beginners

If you are unsure if your dog likes to play games, then I recommend that you start with one of these games, they are easier for the dog to use, and can be made both easier and a little harder.

  • Dog Smart - difficulty level 1
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make it easier to lift them up.
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Without the locking white blocks, it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
    • More difficult, hide treats under the sliding bricks, the white blocks and inside the open-close flip lids.
  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment.
Clever and food motivated dogs

These games are our most advanced, suitable for smart and highly food motivated dogs. But at the same time, it´s important that the dog understands how to work with the games, otherwise the dog may become frustrated and try to bite into the treats, instead of working into the treats. Play together, show and teach the dog how the game work.

  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers.
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out.
  • Dog Twister - difficulty level 3
    • For an easier game place treats in all compartments.
    • To make it more difficult push in the white handles to lock all sliding bricks on top.
    • Tie strings in the white handles to make it easier to pull them out.
Chewing dogs

I recommend games without removable parts, or with few large parts.

The best way to prevent dogs from chewing on the game is to start as simple as possible, and show them how it works, and then step by step make it harder.

If the dog doesn´t understand how it works and gets a little frustrated because the game is too difficult, it´s natural for the dog to start chewing their way to the treats instead of working into it. 

Supervise closely for chewing, play together, and teach the dog how the game works. Once emptied of treats or kibble, the game should be stored until next supervised use. 

  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment.
  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position, the first attempts don´t close the drawers completely, let the treats be a little visible.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers, begin to lock one bone on the top, next time two bones …..
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out. 
Rough dogs

If your dog is too rough with his paws, and tries to push the puzzle game around, or turn it upside down, I recommend to:

Freeze the game, because no frozen treats can fall out if the dog is too rough with the game, the dog needs to lick the treats up, and licking has a calming effect on dogs.

Or place the game on a stool, box or similar, kids’ chairs work great, so the dog can only work with his nose, not the paws.

FROZEN PUZZLE: Place treats, kibble, piece of sausage, or a tasty treat in each compartment, pour a little water, or mix a little canned dog food with water, pour some of the mixture in the tray´s compartments, put the game in the freezer and let it set. This is perfect also for dogs who need some extra activity.

  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment.
  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position, the first attempts don´t close the drawers completely, let the treats be a little visible.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers, begin to lock one bone on the top, next time two bones …..
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out. 
Puzzle games as a Feeder

The following puzzle games have large compartments to hold a full meal – dry or wet.

  • Dog Smart - difficulty level 1
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make it easier to lift them up.
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food 
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle.
    • Without the locking white blocks it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
    • More difficult, hide treats under the sliding bricks, the white blocks and inside the open-close flip lids.
  • Dog Casino - difficulty level 3. No removable parts.
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game, place treats in the drawers, and the white bones in unlocked position, the first attempts don´t close the drawers completely, let the treats be a little visible.
    • To make it more difficult, place treats in the drawers and twist the bones on top to lock the drawers, begin to lock one bone on the top, next time two bones …..
    • Tie strings in the orange handles to make them easier to pull out.
  • Dog Twister - difficulty level 3
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game place treats in all compartments.
    • To make it more difficult push in the white handles to lock all sliding bricks on top.
    • Tie strings in the white handles to make it easier to pull them out. 
Injured dogs

Puzzle games are a life saver when our dogs are injured and can´t move around freely or have other mobility restrictions. I recommend puzzle games which stay still on the floor or on a chair, and can be handled by the nose.

Freeze the game, it becomes a calmer activation that takes longer time to solve, the dog needs to lick the treats up, and licking has a calming effect on dogs.

Place the game on a stool, box or similar, kids’ chairs work great, so the dog only can work with the nose, not the paws.

FROZEN PUZZLE: Place treats, kibble, piece of sausage, or tasty treat in each compartment, pour a little water, or mix a little canned meat with water, pour some of the mixture in the tray´s compartments, put the game in the freezer and let it set. This is perfect also for dogs who need some extra activity.

Below are suggestion of puzzles who can be handled by the nose, which is suitable if your dog is not allowed to move freely.

  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle.
    • Without the locking white blocks it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up. 
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.
Blind Dogs

Are good at playing games, their sense of smell allows them to play almost any game if they get some help from us. But the best ones to start with that you can make both a little easier and harder are these.

  • Dog Smart - difficulty level 1
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make it easier to lift them up.
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food
  • Dog Hide ´N Slide - difficulty level 2. No removable parts.
    • For an easier game place treats only in all base compartments, and cover with cups or flaps.
    • To make it more difficult place treats also INSIDE the sliding cups through the top holes, the dog should push the cups until the treat falls out in a base compartment                            
  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle.
    • Without the locking white blocks it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.
  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.

CATS

Cats are hunters, they decide for themselves when they want to play and when it's time to eat. The same applies to puzzle games, they play when they want, usually not when we want. So it is good to fill several games with something tasty, and put them in different places every day, then it will be a simulated hunt for food and play, which often is in the middle of the night, especially with younger cats. Below are our new puzzle games for cats and dog puzzles that are also perfect for cats.

  • Dog Tornado - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle.
    • Without the locking white blocks it´s an easier game.
    • Adding the white locking blocks makes it more difficult.
    • Tie strings in the white blocks to make them easier to lift up.

 

  • Dog Brick - difficulty level 2
    • Suitable for both dry and wet food, and to make a frozen puzzle
    • For an easier game, remove the white blocks and hide treats only under the sliding bricks.

OTHER PETS

Puzzle games suit perfect too other pets and animals as well, but it´s important to choose puzzles which suit their needs and capacity, and we always recommend to supervise for chewing etc.

Parrots & Birds like removable parts: DogSmart, DogBrick, DogTornado, Hide N Slide

Rabbit, Guinea pigs: DogSmart, DogBrick

 

  

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