You and your cat or dog will love playing with the Dog/Cat Twister by Nina Ottosson.
The Dog Twister was designed for you and your dog or cat to have an enjoyable and fun time together. Your dog or cat will learn to look for treats by moving one block after another around in a circle in different directions. There are hollows under the blocks where treats can be hidden. Once they understand the game, the level of difficulty can be increased by locking the blocks in position with pegs in holes around the upside of the game. Your dog or cat will learn to lift these pegs in order to be able to move the blocks and find the treats. You can also hide treats under all the pegs. Start by locking some of the blocks. Later when your pet has understood how it works, you can lock all the blocks. The pegs can also be placed sideways in order to make it easier for your dog or cat to get hold of them.
It is possible to teach your dog or cat words like: wait, go ahead, go back, find it, sit etc. while you are playing. Enriches your relationship with your pet and together you will have plenty of fun!
The first time you place treats in all the hollows, let your pet be present and watch. Place the blocks so that some treats can be seen between some blocks. Tell your dog or cat to "go ahead" and allow them to try and find the treats by themselves. If your pet does not understand, point with your finger to a treat in a hollow. Praise your pet immediately when they do things right.When your pet has understood what to do, you can hide a different number of treats each round, and it depends on your cat or dog how many rounds you manage to do in a certain time.
If your pet tries to bite the game or the pieces, then put your hand over it and stop the game. When your pet has calmed down you can tell it to go ahead and let them try again. If your pet repeatedly wants to bite, then teach them to work only with their paws.
As with the Dog Spinny, for a variation with the game, mix some meaty dog or cat food with water, pour some of the mixture in the hollows, put the game in the freezer and let it set. Perfect for hot days or when your pet needs some extra activity. Strict supervision is required.
Do not let the dog or cat chew or bite the toy, only play with it together with your dog/cat, do not leave the dog or cat unattended, the dog or cat must not play with or chew the blocks. Put away when the game is over. Designed for dogs and cats, and not for children.
Skill Level required is mid to expert.
Suitable for both cats and dogs of all ages and size.
The Dog Twister is made from plastic and therefore is easy to clean with a damp cloth.
Weighs approximately 1280g.
Colour as pictured but may vary slightly.
Approximately 34cm in diameter.
Price quoted is for 1 Nina Ottosson Dog Twister.