This safe and easy-to-clean plastic version of Nina Ottosson's original Dog Twister puzzle game challenges your dog to locate the hidden treats by pushing the interlocking segments around the circular puzzle with either their nose or paw. To increase the difficulty of finding the treats, various blocks of the puzzle can be locked in position so your dog will have to figure out another way to get to the treats.
Here's how the game is played:
- Put treats under each wedge
- Let your dog look for the treats--there's enough room on the game board for all the wedges to be pushed open with your dog's nose or paw
- Add the bone pegs which stop the wedges from moving. Your dog now has the harder challenge of learning to pull out the peg to be able to twist the wedges to find the treats.
We sell only the plastic versions of the Nina Ottosson toys because their toxicity testing meets our safety standards.
You can also play Dog Twister with your cat but make sure you don't call it the Dog Twister or they'll think the game is beneath them and they won't want to play.
Tips and Important Warnings:
- You can mix some tasty dog food with water, pour some of the mixture in the hollows, put the game in the freezer and let it set. This is perfect for hot days or when your dog needs some extra activity because they'll have to lick to get the treats out of the hollow and this will take them more time.
- Don't let your dog or cat bite the puzzle and only play Dog Twister together with the dog or cat under supervision; don't leave them alone with the puzzle game for even one minute. Put the game away where your dog can't find it after you're done playing.
- This might seem obvious but only play Dog Twister with your cat or dog--not with your children.
- After each play session, use mild detergent and wash out the Twister and then dry it because you don't want bacteria to grow on the surfaces of the game in between play sessions.
To ensure safety, the durable plastic has no sharp edges, is non-toxic and dishwasher safe.
To see the Twister toy in action, go to this video on YouTube.
The video starts with a dog playing with the Dog Finder game but then there's another dog playing with the Dog Twister.
The degree of difficulty for the Nina Ottosson games is based on a scale of 1-3 with 3 being the most difficult. Dog Twister is a 2 or 3 based on the variables you use.