There’s a puzzle out there for every kind of dog. If you’re interested in getting your pet an interactive toy, it’s not too late to look through Amazon’s National Pet Day deals. Here are a few of our favorite puzzles for dogs on sale as of May 3:
The Outward Hound Hide A Squirrel puzzle (XL) is perfect for folks who own multiple dogs. It includes a tree trunk with six stuffed, squeaky squirrels to provide play and stimulation for hours. This toy is gentle on your dog’s teeth and gums, and you can use the stuffed squirrels to play fetch and encourage activity. Note that the squirrels may need to be replaced periodically and replacement stuffed toys are sold separately.
The Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Hide N’ Slide interactive treat toy is an interactive puzzle that unlocks treats after your puppy takes a series of actions to find them. It offers flippers and blocks you can use to hide tasty treats while also entertaining your doggo. Made from a durable wood and plastic composite, the toy is easy for pet parents to use and is strong enough to withstand some roughhousing from most dogs. Note that pet supervision is required when using this toy.
If your dog can easily solve other puzzles, the Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Twister will hit the spot. The toy features flaps that slide, pull, and lock, and these must be moved in a sequence so your dog can get their treats. This toy was designed to curb destructive behavior and help your dog learn repetitive and sequential actions. The pieces aren’t removable as a safety precaution that prevents your dog from playing with (or swallowing) small parts.