The best dog puzzle toys for your canine companion

Treat your four-legged-friend to an interactive puzzle toy they will love.

Dog playing with an interactive puzzle toy

by Lorna White |

Just as we love a tricky puzzle to sink our teeth into, our dogs equally love to be challenged. So why not introduce them to mind-boggling dog puzzle toys?

These interactive dog toys are very good at stimulating your pet's mind. They will also keep them occupied if you're heading out for a few hours and don't want them to get bored.

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It's often this boredom that can lead to naughty behaviour. Dogs need to be mentally stimulated just as humans do. Top dog trainer Graeme Hall says, "Dogs are actually just like children, they pick up on tension and stress in their owners just as children do in their parents.

"The traditional mantra is dogs are animals and humans are humans. Actually, we're not that different, there are loads of similarities. "

We've rounded up the best dog puzzle toys perfect for all the mental stimulation that any pooch could need. They'll love to push, flip and paw their way to a treat!

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The best dog puzzle toys

Nina Ottosson Puzzle Game

Nina Ottosson Puzzle Game
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The Dog Tornado has 12 different compartments, perfect for hiding your dog's favourite wet or dry treats inside. This very interactive toy is ideal for dogs who can be quite destructive and left alone as it combats their boredom.

Pet Snuffle Feeding Mat

Pet Snuffle Feeding Mat
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This fun snuffle mat allows you to hide small treats and toys deep inside the mat for your furry friend, as their senses go wild trying to find everything you've hidden. This toy is also portable so you can easily take it with you and play hide and seek on the go.

Trixie Dog Activity Flip Board

Trixie Dog Activity Flip Board
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Made for a dog of any size, this puzzle is designed to really challenge your dogs brain and you can make it easier or harder depending on how difficult your pooch finds it.

ADOGO Dog Puzzle Feeder Toy

ADOGO Dog Puzzle Feeder Toy
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Made from safe, non-toxic plastic, this puzzle comes with 22 different treat compartments and 9 moving pieces. This one isn't ideal for larger dogs that may be able to destroy it.

Nina Ottosson Casino Treat Dog Toy Multi-Coloured

Nina Ottosson Casino Treat Dog Toy Multi Coloured

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This toy has no removable parts to avoid choking and is suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes. This is designed for more challenging play, making it ideal for a dog who has most other puzzle toys sussed.

Idepet Dog Toy Ball

Idepet Dog Toy Ball
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Available in four different colours, this treat ball is suitable for both dogs and cats. Its shape is ideal for cleaning your dog's teeth and keeping their gums healthy as they play.

Nina Ottosson Dog Treat Maze

Nina Ottosson Dog Treat Maze

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This treat dispenser puzzle is a firm favourite amongst dog owners and trainers and is a great treat to give them as a reward for good behaviour. It can also help dogs slow down how fast they eat.

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