Post Published on September 4, 2018 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
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:
New Dog Brick:
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
Buy the Nina Ottosson Dog Brick
We received the Nina Ottosson for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.
Have you tried a puzzle toy on your kitty?