What to do, what to do on an oddly rainy winter’s day?
How about a game?
Chewy.com to the rescue! They sent us this fun game to try out. I didn’t set out to make it into a competition, but after one dog clearly smoked the others in figuring this one out, I had to declare a winner – so who was the smartest? Not who ate it all the fastest, but who figured out how to open the covers for easy access to the food first? This one is just for fun, so make your guess as you scroll down and read through, the answer will be at the end!
I can tell you these things: both Cricket and Luke stuck their noses in the top at some point, where you dump in the food or treats. We used our grain free samples from Chicken Soup for the Soul Pets, because they all loved it so I figured it would motivate them. Those hound dog noses easily figured out where it went in.
Cricket also shows you here the convenient holes that let the smell out. Though as you might be able to see….the crew all thought these holes were there for sticking their tongues in to hoover the kibble out! I don’t think that was the intention with this toy, but it worked for all of them. They figured out that was the slow way to do it though.
Sheba was reluctant to give up her ball in order to check it out all at first, I think it took her a minute to catch on that there was food in there. She was especially persistent about hoovering it out with her tongue, even after she knew how to open it. Maybe that was just more fun for her?
This toy is probably simple for a lot of dogs, but the crew all had fun with it. It comes apart easily for cleaning, though I just rinsed it out under the faucet through the hole in top. It does have rubber feet, but it still moved around some, though Luke seemed to be the only one that really had trouble with that. The girls must have been more gentle.
So who’s the smartest one?
Cricket figured out how to open those covers in literally about two seconds; before I could even get the camera ready! That was the first shot I took. Luke and Sheba took each took about a couple of minutes, and I had to help them along a bit by showing them the covers opened. I probably should have been a little more patient before helping them!
Chewy.com sells a huge variety of toys, games, treats, and food for your pets, along with just about anything else you can think of. This game seems to be currently out of stock, I think it might be a manufacturer issue, but you may be able to find it other places for now. I’m waiting to hear from my contact and then I’ll update this once I know for sure what’s going on. **Update – item is just currently out of stock and will be back in stock in 1-2 weeks.** They have several other Outward Hound games to choose from though, if you need something to occupy your dogs on a rainy or snowy day this winter!
As always, Chewy has super fast shipping (free over $49) and impeccable customer service; so check them out for all of your pets’ needs!
So, did you guess right? Tell us in the comments, and be honest! 🙂
*Disclaimer: We are a #ChewyInfluencer and we received this Outward Hound game to review from chewy.com, but were in no other way compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.