We've just received our first delivery of our Nina Ottosson puzzles and toys for dogs. They are world famous, created in Sweden by Nina herself in the belief that dogs need mental as well as physical exercise. If they lack mental stimulation, they can sometimes create their own “fun”, like chewing on things, barking or hyperactive behaviour.
These games are designed to stimulate a dog’s brain and reinforce it’s relationship with people. Each design demands mental as well as physical dexterity to work through the challenges and get to the hidden food rewards.
They can be set to different levels of complexity, to engage all ages and breeds and are also brilliant for senior and injured dogs who are still mentally alert but limited in terms of physical exercise.
Finding new ways to stimulate your dog
Nina Ottosson Swedish games and toys are part of the Outward Hound company. Nina is still actively involved in the company and began creating her range of games and toys almost 30 years ago. She had always owned dogs and had two Bouvier des Flandres that she used to compete with, however after having children felt guilty at the lack of time she was able to spend with her pets. She began to develop ways to stimulate her dogs in a simple, fun way, indoors, together with her children. Brainteasers for dogs! Check out the video below.
We love Nina’s toys too because their sustainable wooden products are made in Sweden of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), which is Carb 2 compliant, (in fact no formaldehyde at all is added), and are FSC certified and traceable. Their plastic products are made with food-grade, non-toxic plastic. In fact all products are non-toxic, and not treated with any type of lacquer.