Thursday, May 26, 2016 Another Puzzle Review!

This month I chose to review another Outward Hound food puzzle as my item from .

I reviewed a different one back in January that was much too easy for my guys. This Doggy Blocks puzzle was much more of a challenge for both of them. It wasn't so much that they didn't know how to get to the food, but that as they drooled and dripped all over the yellow blocks, it became too slippery to grip. This was especially true for Jimmy who has an underbite making his grip even less effective. The yellow blocks had very smooth top edges so there was no way to hold on once the block was lifted. You can see in the video where even I had a hard time getting a grip! It really needed a little rim for their teeth to catch on. Jimmy got very frustrated and just asked me to help. Wilson did manage to remove a couple blocks but then didn't want to try to spin the bottom layer to reveal more treats. He just started trying to peel the plastic layer back and actually got his tooth caught. He had full intentions of pulling the toy apart. Here is a picture of some damage he did in just one bite....

Here's Jimmy's video. I let the camera roll for quite a while since Jimmy was struggling with it....

Wilson's video is pretty long as well.....

As with any plastic food toy,  I would never give my dogs this and then walk away. It was way too easy for Wilson to damage the plastic as well as getting his tooth caught. I do not believe this would be a good puzzle for a strong dog who would try to pull it apart with his teeth.  It is probably best for a more gentle dog. All in all, I would say this is a challenging puzzle that should provide good mental stimulation under proper supervision. It is very important to keep an eye on your dog when playing with items like this!

Now for the customary disclaimer: is not in any way responsible for the content of this review. I was given the product at no cost in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and comments are mine and based on how I saw my dogs interact with the toy.

I do want to thank for allowing me to participate in this fun review program! Additionally, I would like to give a pat on the back to their shipping department. One night after dinner, I was washing the dog bowls. I use big, heavy ceramic bowls and one of them slipped from my hand as I was sudsing it. We have granite counters and the bowl banged the granite that was around the sink. Of course, it did not survive a blow like that! We have a particular design on our bowls, a matching set for the boys and also their water bowl. So I wanted to get the exact same bowl again.Googling it, it came up on with the best price so I placed my order. Check out this amazing customer service...Ordered at 7:05 PM and shipped at 10:15 PM! Pretty darn impressive!

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  1. We got this puzzle and love it
    Lily & Edward

  2. My vet has that puzzle in one of her rooms so that we can play with our dogs while waiting for her. Our dogs love it!!! And they aren't especially gentle :)

  3. Wow that is impressive customer service! The puzzle we have is WAY too easy, I'm actually intrigued by how difficult this one is, and if KB Bear's dogs love it our lab mix probably would too.


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