Outward Hound Hide n’ Slide Dog Puzzle Toy
Author recommended: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Outward Hound Hide n’ Slide Dog Puzzle Toy Review was tested on both of my dogs, Ubu and Sadie. Both are very different dogs. Sadie is young and spunky and Ubu is old and laid back. Two very different breeds, age and personalities. So it was very interesting to see how each reacted to this puzzle.
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Note: Will only work if your dog is food motivated.
|Difficulty Level for Dog||⭐⭐|
|Ease of Cleaning||⭐⭐⭐⭐|
Hide n’ Slide (Skill Level 2)
|What We Like||What We Don’t Like|
|✔️ Does not move around on flat smooth surfaces||❌ No way to know if it is going to be too easy for your dog until you’ve bought it.|
|✔️ Has no removable parts|
|✔️ Easy to clean|
|✔️ Easily holds kibble or treats|
|✔️ Has 14 moveable pieces|
Nina Ottosson is the creator of the Outward Hound Dog Puzzle Series. She lists her puzzle toys by skill level – going from Skill level 1 (easiest) to 4 (more difficult). The Outward Hound Hide n’ Slide is a level 2.
We were very impressed with the craftmanship. It was much heavier than anticipated and did not slide around on the floor at all. It is made of wood plastic composite, so it’s very sturdy and 100% safe for your dog.
Neither of our dogs had ever used a puzzle toy like this before so we weren’t sure what to expect.
Ubu is our senior dog and we were quite surprised at how quickly he took to it. Typically if anything takes too much energy he just walks away. Within a couple of minutes (and with a little help from me) he had a good grasp on how it works and he went to town on it!
Sadie is our young dog and she just went after it immediately and relentlessly.
This puzzle toy has knobs that slide and flaps that swivel so there are 2 different places to put treats in for each section.
Watch our review video here to see how they liked this.
Below are some positive and negative comments that I’ve seen customers list on various websites:
|Positive Comments||Negative Comments|
|✔️ Makes my dog very tired||❌ Was too easy for my dog|
|✔️ Keeps my dog from devouring his food||❌ Too easy even for a puppy|
|✔️ Stands up to my dog’s constant pawing at it||❌ Knobs and flaps move too easily|
|✔️ Use it for my rabbit who loves it (this was a funny one)|
My Final Thoughts
The Outward Hound Hide n’ Slide dog puzzle toy is a quality-made toy that dogs love.
It would appear that most of the negative comments were due to it being too easy for their dogs.
Keep in mind that not all dogs are at the same level. While one dog may have it finished in 2 minutes – it may take another dog an hour to get through it. This is the reason that Nina Ottosson created different skill levels so that you can find the appropriate level for your dog.
Is this dishwasher safe?
It is not. Use warm soapy water and clean by hand.
What size treats can you use?
Any treats or kibble that are quarter-sized or smaller.