07-15-2012, 11:44 AM
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Can't answer for pawz, but with kongs I just supervise. However I have several food puzzles that do work much more like a game. For example one is pretty much a calm shell game. I have to be right there to place a treat under a little cup. So I have actually turned it into a game (which I consider play since it requires a person and a dog to interact). I pick up the game, place the treat, ask for a sit or down and a wait (sometimes a trick like spin, twirl, sit pretty etc.), place the game on the floor, and release. My dogs have gotten pretty good at sniffing the treat out and normally only flips the correct
cup. Then we repeat!
With more complex puzzles I just place, treats and watch for the most part. My dobie, min pin, and male peke all enjoy figuring it out on their own . But I do normally help my female peke along by pointing at game parts and praising for interacting with the toy. If I'm not there helping her alongthe way, she's just not interested in the toy at all. Posted via Mobile Device
Last edited by kmes; 07-15-2012 at 11:49 AM.