Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Puzzle Toy Product Review

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Some time ago we received the Nina Ottosson Dog Brick for review. It was the second pet puzzle toy we reviewed and still remains one of my favorites.

A few months ago, when Charlie’s Birthday Giveaway came about, I asked if Nina Ottosson would donate a Dog Brick (since Charlie loves it so) for the giveaway. They agreed, but told me that the design of the Dog Brick had changed. So they sent us one to check out.

Old Dog Brick:

Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Interactive Dog Toy

New Dog Brick:

Outward Hound Nina Ottoson Dog Brick Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

As you can tell the new one is more colorful than the old one, it also features an additional compartment – each one of the sliding tiles also lifts up – offering an additional 8 more hiding spaces than the old Dog Brick.

You can check out the two in our arrival video below:

I love cat puzzle toys because they exercise your cat’s mind while making them “work” for their food.  So they provide fun physical and mental stimulation for your pet.

They are a great resource for reducing boredom and destructive behavior.  The Nina Ottosson Dog Brick is made with easy open-close flip compartments & removable bone puzzle pieces.

It also helps in the cat’s daily routine – hunt/play, eat, groom and sleep.  So the Dog Brick takes care of the hunt/play portion of their day.

It is easy to clean too!  You can wash it by hand and let it dry, or you can do what I do – stick it on the top rack in the dishwasher.

Charlie loves these cat puzzle toys – he comes running when he just hears me pick them up.  I don’t use them every day because I don’t want him to bore of them, but I use them a few times a week.

I never had to train Charlie to figure these out – I just filled the compartments and set it down.  He is food motivated enough that he was able to figure it out – and it kept him busy while I was working.

Watch how Charlie has mastered the new Dog Brick in the video below:

Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Puzzle Toy Product Review Video

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We received the Nina Ottosson for review from the manufacturer.  Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.

Check out our other cat product reviews.


Have you tried a puzzle toy on your kitty?

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  1. Fabulously PAWESOME product review post, pics & videos, Jenny! LURVE these puzzles and I DEFINITELY need to get one for Miss PSB who is definitely treat motivated and super smart (Like Charlie & Chiggy) and would figure this out in a heartbeat! (No, we have not gotten her any puzzle toys yet…) Yes, why IS Charlie SOOOO CUTE!!! LURVE that shot of Chiggy looking all put out…lol. ADORABLE the dynamics between your two boys!!! Just a brilliant product, I think! And I JUST FREAKIN’ LURVE watching Charlie get his Puzzle Bidness ON! 🙂 <3

    This new version of this puzzle toy looks like a keeper to me!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!! 

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  2. I just ordered one for my two boys. They have some large dog no gulp mats I put kibbles on for them to have to “hunt” and one of the catit brand puzzles for them but I have been scared to try the dog puzzles for them thinking it would be too hard. Seeing how your cat figured it out reminded me of how resourceful my cats can be when it comes to food. We already had childproof locks on the lower cabinets because they would go in and pull out food, but now they are also getting into the upper cabinets (where I thought treat bags were safe). Not a glass was out of place, and all that remained was an empty shredded treat bag on the floor !

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