DOG GAME DIFFICULTY LEVELS
To make it easier for you to pick out a new game for your dog, we’ve created a difficulty rating system that highlights the differences between our various pup puzzles. Of course, every dog is different. What’s easy for a Labradoodle might be positively puzzling for the smartest Pug. Some play patterns come more naturally than others depending on the breed and temperament of the dog. However, the following the guide should help you understand what makes some of our games harder than others.
LEVEL 1 DIFFICULTY — PERFECT FOR YOUR PUP SCOUT
Our Level 1 dog games are the “easiest” of the pack. They’re best suited to dogs that are naturally curious and love sniffing for treats, as well as dogs that are new to playing dog games. Think of these games as having “one step” solutions. For example, your pup might have to simply spin a top or nuzzle a ball to retrieve the hidden treats. These games also feature play patterns that are natural or intuitive for dogs to engage in, meaning they’re likely to figure out the game without much additional guidance. Check out the Treat Chaser™ (MSRP $14.99) or Star Spinner™ (MSRP $19.99) for examples of super-fun, Level 1 games.
LEVEL 2 DIFFICULTY – PERFECT FOR YOUR SMARTY PUP
If you think you’re pup is ready for a new play pattern, step up to our Level 2 dog games! These puzzles are perfect for dogs that are ready to rack their brains with a new play pattern. Level 2 games typically require slightly more skill to solve. They can involve picking up cups, lifting flaps, paw pressing on levers and tipping or sliding actions. These games may also require some demonstration from you for your dog to understand the play pattern. Level up your smarty pup with the Treat Wheel™ (MSRP $12.99) or Kibble Drop™ (MSRP $14.99). These puzzles make great intros to Level 2 games.
LEVEL 3 DIFFICULTY – FOR THE DOG GENIUS
Is your dog genius level smart? Has your pup mastered our Level 1 and Level 2 games? Then our Level 3 games will be perfect your little Arfistotle. Think of these games as having “two step” solutions. This means your pup will have to complete two distinct play actions to fully solve the puzzle. For example, in Doggy Blocks™ (MSRP $14.99) dogs must lift cups to find the first set of hidden treats and then rotate the spinning base to reveal more hidden treat compartments.
Whatever your pup’s skill level, these toys are great for providing mental stimulation indoors while also offering a healthy, slow-feeding solution. So go ahead and get your game on!