Altogether I think we have about ten puzzle feeders, ranging from the common Kong to a more unusual cylinder one made from wood that must be rolled along the floor. We have plastic ones, wooden ones, rubber ones…all of them get used, depending on what we want them to do.
For example if we are leaving the pups in their crates for a decent stretch of time, we will give them a Kong. Our favourite fillings are frozen peanut butter or carrot chunks as they take both pups ages to empty!! If we are watching a film, for example, and Kasper is hyper and won’t sit still,we will give him the hardest puzzle feeder we own (the egg one, as inside you can change the size of the holes releasing the kibble to make it harder) to keep him busy for a while. 😉
To anybody who has dogs, I highly recommend buying a puzzle feeder if you don’t have one already. They help your dog use their problem solving skills and are so much more mentally stimulating than simply feeding your dog from a food bowl. There are dozens of puzzle feeders on the market so it’s worth building up quite a collection as many require a different way of getting the kibble or treats out. I always love watching Kasper or Zoey working a new puzzle feeder; with one in particular Zoey has worked out that she can release more treats by throwing it down the stairs!! 🙂