I was lucky enough to be able to test a dog IQ game- I chose the Dog Brick, and I took it home.
Wow, I really can’t believe how much fun it was! Quick and Nova both loved it. Nova became obsessed. Have you ever seen a hard-core person playing bingo or any kind of gambling game? Where they’re stamping all the dots very very quickly, intense concentration on their face? So focused you could set off an alarm and they would keep playing? Nova was just like that with this game! She absolutely loved it, and begged for more when I put it away! I laughed so hard as she snuffled and pawed at the board. She’s really very cute! She got the concept right away.
Quick was a little more difficult, but he enjoyed it too! I had to make sure he found at least one treat very quickly, or he got frustrated. However, I intend to slowly work up his endurance with this toy. It’s low-key to play with- lots of fun, quite easy if you want it to be- so that’s good. I plan to slowly lower the reward rate so he has to work harder for his treats. I think that’s a good thing, because he really needs to learn that it is okay to not get the treat within a few minutes.
I haven’t had this much fun with my dogs since Quick was introduced to his first tunnel. Nova, Quick, and I had a real blast with these toys, and I hope you try them out for your dogs- let us know if they’re as much fun for you as they were for us!
Put the “Dog Brick” out for my youngster Heeler… and he loved it! When it was time to put game away, he decided he wasn’t done playing.. and started to sass back and barked to say “not yet”:)
My puggle “Gunny” has the brick and really enjoys it. He knows just what to do, but takes his time as to saver every treat and maked sure he doesn’t miss any.
I have several of the puzzles for my boxers. The just love them, especially the ‘dog tornado’!
It’s amazing to see how quickly they can solve the puzzle!
We have the tornado twister for our dog Gracie. She’s a super smart dog and needs something to help exercise her mind now and then. We don’t use it on a daily basis, but every now and then we put one of her meals in it. She has to eat slower and think about how to get her food! She figured it out really quickly, but she has a lot of fun with it and it’s fun to watch!
Got my corgi, Bandit, this game for Christmas. Took him about 10 minutes to figure it out. Up to the point that he now only uncovers the spaces with the treats. Doesn’t bother the other ones.
Time to move him on to the next level of games.