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Post by Jellytot on Thu Oct 11 2012, 16:25

Want to get some good puzzle toys to get Ralph's brain ticking.

The most of them look quite cheap, with reviews that they just fall to bits or get eaten, but although a bit more expensive, I found these which looked a bit more sturdy.

http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/products-Nina-Ottosson-Wooden-Toys_CN47038.htm

Has anyone tried anything like these before? A good idea or not?

Ralph had a kong when he was a small pup, but to be fair he wasn't that interested in it.

Might give it another go and make it a bit easier for him to get stuff out of first before freezing it!

Anyway, let me know your thoughts please.

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Post by janey on Thu Oct 11 2012, 16:47



Moo would just destroy it I'm affraid, but Ralph may be a little more gentile X
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Post by Lou&percy :) on Thu Oct 11 2012, 16:58

I'm reluctant to spend so much money on toys as Percy seems to destroy pretty much everything at the mo....his favourite toys are anything with a squeak, but the squeak lasts about 5 mins Smile

I hide treats in egg boxes or cereal boxes and use a tiny bit of sellotape to keep them closed and then let him rip the boxes up to find the treats, thankfully he doesn't eat the cardboard but has the best time covering the flat in cardboard....this seems to keep his brain out of trouble at the mo, but then he's only 4.5 months, so maybe when he's a bit older I will need to think again lol x

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Post by Rachel33 on Thu Oct 11 2012, 21:08

Depends how destructive he is in general really Smile Bis it quite gentle and only rips up cardboard and fabric toys, everything else stays in tact, but have tried some of the nina toys on my kennel dogs and they were obliterated in seconds unfortunately Sad
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Post by Ticklymac on Sun Oct 14 2012, 04:40

Have you tried looking on ebay? you'd maybe pick one up cheaper or a cheaper version to try out first to see if it gets destroyed.
I've thot about buying Diesel these before too but she had a treat ball when she was younger and just didnt get it at all lol
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Post by Jellytot on Sun Oct 14 2012, 07:52

Ticklymac wrote:Have you tried looking on ebay? you'd maybe pick one up cheaper or a cheaper version to try out first to see if it gets destroyed.
I've thot about buying Diesel these before too but she had a treat ball when she was younger and just didnt get it at all lol

Why didn't I think of that! I'll have a look! Thanks. Big Grin
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Post by Kathy on Sun Oct 14 2012, 12:09

Lou&percy Smile wrote:

I hide treats in egg boxes or cereal boxes and use a tiny bit of sellotape to keep them closed and then let him rip the boxes up to find the treats, thankfully he doesn't eat the cardboard but has the best time covering the flat in cardboard....this seems to keep his brain out of trouble at the mo, but then he's only 4.5 months, so maybe when he's a bit older I will need to think again lol x

This is exactly what my hubby and me do for Rocky and he is nearly 3 years old and it keeps him amused for a while with little expense. I guess you have to be willing to adjust and improvise things to make them into a game. Tiny treats hidden inside a rolled up old jumper is a popular one with Rocky too.
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Post by lovemystaffies on Tue Nov 13 2012, 15:55

Hard buster cubes are good, don't bother with the soft ones.
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Post by Jellytot on Tue Nov 13 2012, 16:57

lovemystaffies wrote:Hard buster cubes are good, don't bother with the soft ones.

Thank you. Can't see the 'hard' ones, but seen small and soft. Do you mean the large ones? They look good.
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Post by lovemystaffies on Wed Nov 14 2012, 09:24

Hi Jo

I got mine on line from Vet.uk. We tried the soft ones but they did'nt last long.

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/dog-toys-buster-cubes-buster-balls-c-439_696

Buster Cube Large for Medium and Large Dogs £12.29

Buster Cube Large is suitable for dogs weighing more than 10Kg. Recommended by animal behaviourists, this exciting toy can be filled with food or treats to help stimulate your dog both.

Tip: persist with your lovely Ralph - my Madge tried and tried and we thought she wasn't going to get it, but after about a week she suddenly started flipping the ball and got the treats. My older boy (9) never got it but he hangs around after Madge and clears up !

Good luck



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Post by Jellytot on Thu Nov 15 2012, 09:07

lovemystaffies wrote:Hi Jo

I got mine on line from Vet.uk. We tried the soft ones but they did'nt last long.

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/dog-toys-buster-cubes-buster-balls-c-439_696

Buster Cube Large for Medium and Large Dogs £12.29

Buster Cube Large is suitable for dogs weighing more than 10Kg. Recommended by animal behaviourists, this exciting toy can be filled with food or treats to help stimulate your dog both.

Tip: persist with your lovely Ralph - my Madge tried and tried and we thought she wasn't going to get it, but after about a week she suddenly started flipping the ball and got the treats. My older boy (9) never got it but he hangs around after Madge and clears up !

Good luck




Brilliant. Thank you. Smile
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