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PostSubject: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:18 am

My mother-in-law shared this video on FB or a puzzle toy I may try to build for Kenzi. My only concern is that she might not have the patience for it. I figured I would share it with all of you in case some hadn't seen it before. I never know how far stuff travels on FB.


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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:12 pm

This is so cool - I've been thinking of some sort of puzzle food toy for Ami for when we eat dinner (husband likes dog's company but Mr. Dog likes our dinner plates Laughing )
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:32 pm

this looks so fun!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:42 pm

Never work. A husky will knock it over, chew apart the bottle, and then enjoy the treats; then pee on your bed because you are such an ass!
Does look cool.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:57 pm

@Hughie wrote:
Never work.  A husky will knock it over, chew apart the bottle, and then enjoy the treats; then pee on your bed because you are such an ass!
Does look cool.

You do have a way with words lol! 

Maybe son's kitty is part husky?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:45 pm

@Hughie wrote:
Never work.  A husky will knock it over, chew apart the bottle, and then enjoy the treats; then pee on your bed because you are such an ass!
Does look cool.

I was about to say!...

My dogs are too smart (or maybe too dumb) to be fooled! Ha. They would just chew through the bottom of each bottle to get to the treats.

Great video though. Had me laughing out loud, imagining what my dogs would do!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:12 pm

I think Diz would just give up and flirt with me, and is that didn't work, he'd put himself to bed and look all sad.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:50 pm

I think Bode would love this. He absolutely loves his Kong Wobbler, and I think this is the same idea.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:18 am

I actually saw that and thought I should try to make that for my dogs. I have a puzzle toy and my aussie and aussie husky pick up the "top cover" piece that hides the treat eats the treat and then chews on the cover piece. Now Bourbon he looks at it and does the toy but so fast then looks at me like I am an A$$ for being so lame and then pouts while looking for a chew toy! Let me know if anyone does this and I so want to try. (it will probably come down to if I feel like trying or if I ask my wood worker father to do it for Xmas!)

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:40 am

We don't really drink soda so we don't have those kinds of bottles around the house but we drink lots of bottled water so maybe those would work. My husband dabbles in carpentry and loves to tinker so I'm sure he'd love to make something like this for Layla!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:39 am

I figured if I made it I would probably do each bottle at a different difficulty level by puting the dowel down farther in the bottle to make an easier one for them to flip just to get their interest since Kenzi is the type if it takes too long she will just give up (and yes, maybe destroy when I'm not looking) so one easy one to get her going then the other a little harder (mounted higher in bottle).

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:34 am

That is a great idea you could also make the hole larger or smaller so that the spin is different or weight the bottom of the bottle a bit would change the difficulty too!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Puzzle Toy   Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:38 am

Hey guys, I saw this post on Friday and said I need to make this for Ellie so I grabbed some wood laying around my parents house and put one together. I think it's now become her favorite game since she lays by it once I put it away. She's too smart though so the difficulty needs to be increased. At one point, she laid down, flipped the bottle over with her head where the bottle then rested upside down against her and all the treats came out.   I will try and post some pictures later today. Thanks for the awesome idea for the toy.
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