A challenging interactive toy for dogs. "Trouble" has different levels of difficulty, ranging from easy (1 paw on the scale of difficulty – basic) to very difficult (4 paws on the scale of difficulty – Einstein/champion).
This cube-shaped box comes with a lid that is positioned on a wooden base. There are two slits in the four walls of the box with two matching tiles to move within. Both tiles have an attaching string at each end to help remove them from the slits. There are holes for treats in the middle of the tiles, which can be covered by cylinders (it locks the tiles in place making the game much more difficult). The base also has holes for two additional cylinders which can be used for fastening strings from the lower tile. That way the game reaches the highest level of difficulty (4 paws – champion). In order to motivate your dog to play “Trouble”, place their favourite treats in the appropriate holes.
How does it work?
Step 1: Place treats in the base holes. Next, place one tile in the lower slit of the cube. Block it by placing two cylinders inside the string loops at its ends.
Step 2: Place the second tile in the box’s upper slit so that holes in both slits are in the same position. Place treats inside and cover them with two cylinders.
Step 3: There is an additional opening in the centre of the upper tile. Hide a treat in it and cover the box with the lid (which has a string attached). Order your dog to start playing.
Only use dry dog treats that can fit in the openings, as motivation for playing. On account of your dog’s weight, take the treats used for playing out of your pet’s daily food ration.
Tip: It is recommended to only use one tile and block it with two cylinders in the beginning. That way your dog will learn how to play “Trouble”. Otherwise, if it fails to solve the puzzle during the first few tries, it may lose interest altogether. Let your pet observe as you place treats in the toy - it will become curious. Never leave a dog alone with the toy. Be patient, show it how the game functions, and motivate it to play. That way your dog will get joy out of playing with you and will also eventually reach champion level.
33cm x 31cm x 13cm
Certified wood and plastic