Friday, December 12, 2014

Nina Ottosson Dog Casino is a Sure Bet

Back in May, I posted about receiving my very first puzzle toy, a Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado.  I even hosted a giveaway for one lucky reader to win one!  I played with the Dog Tornado almost every day and as time went on, it became super easy for me to figure out.  So, when I was offered a chance to review another Nina Ottosson Interactive Toy, I upped the ante and chose one of her harder toys - the Dog Casino.

Oz the Terrier: Nina Ottosson Dog Casino Activity Toy is a Sure Bet

The Nina Ottosson Dog Casino consists of eight drawers (where you can hide treats) and eight bone-shaped pegs that lock the drawers closed when they are in the puzzle.  The game is to get the bones out of their spots to unlock the drawers and get some delicious treats!  It is not as easy as it looks!

We followed the directions that came with the game about Learning How to Play.  First, Ma just put treats in the drawers and left the drawers open and I ate the treats from the drawer.  Next, she put treats in the drawers and closed them most of the way so I could practice opening the drawers to get my treats. 


Then, she closed the drawers all the way and watched me figure out how to open them.  I got a BIG cheer from Ma when I did it the first time, so I know I did it right!  But then, she put the bone-shaped pegs in.  She hid treats under the bones so I could figure out how to get them out.  As a terrier, I really like to use my paws but I figured out real quick that I needed to use my mouth.

Needless to say, it may take a little longer than my Dog Tornado toy, but I have this Dog Casino figured out.  Just look at my video and see!  (I added some fun music in the video so I hope you like it.)


The Nina Ottosson Dog Casino is a Sure Bet in my book!  I love it and cannot wait to play with it each day.

All of Nina Ottosson's durable interactive games have been designed to stimulate a dog's brain while reinforcing the relationship with their pet parents.  Each different design has a unique mechanism that requires mental as well as physical dexterity to work through the challenges and reveal hidden food rewards.  By adding or subtracting game elements, you can adjust the level of difficulty of each design.

Now, remember the other day when I said I was going to have a Secret Santa Oz giveaway?  Well, guess what friends...it is a Secret Santa Oz Nina Ottosson Dog Activity Toy giveaway!

Oz the Terrier: Nina Ottosson Dog Activity Toys, Dog Casino

The Secret:  No one knows what toy the winner will get but they will get a Nina Ottosson Dog Activity Toy.

The Giveaway:  Is open to all U.S. residents and will close on Friday, December 19, 2014.  Good luck!

Post Disclaimer:  I received the Nina Ottosson Dog Casino Interactive Toy for free in exchange for an honest review.  I received no other compensation.  Nina Ottosson is not responsible for the content of this article.



45 comments:

  1. The Dogworker looks like fun. I just want something that will keep Mr. N occupied for a LONG time.

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  2. Sounds like work to us! We're lazy....we just like treats.

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  3. We want one that sure looks like fun Oz. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Oh, I might have to use my Princess brain to work this one or, I could just look cute and get the peeps to play it for me?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. That does look super fun!

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  6. Wow that brings Vegas to Florida! I like the toys by Nina Ottosson, they are great for peeps&pets and you can spend so much time together while playing funny games. Thanks for a great review, Oz
    Easy Rider

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  7. UGH! I am moving to the U.S!! Hahaha!!! All the giveaways this December are there! BOL!!! Great giveaway my great and powerful pal, and I absolutely loved watching your video, you are super smart, and I am in love with the idea of a dog casino!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Now, that's what I call a toy-it involves FOOD!

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  9. Mr Denny loves his toys like this but he figures them after jut a couple of goes - he would enjoy a new one to play with

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  10. WE love PUZZLES and have SEVERAL Kyjen types.... THIS is a GREAT one.... You get to play Casino ROYAL... like James BONE.... 0087... OMD your video was WONDERFUL... we loved it...
    OMD that is really HARD to WIN at.... sort of like the Slots at Lost Wages... BUTT You hit the JackPot buddy.
    WOW what fun.

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  11. Wow, that looks pretty pawesome! I'm super smart, so I bet I could figure it out REAL soon.

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  12. OMDS what a great toy and it has food on it. ummmmm I might need one of those
    hugs madi your bfff

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  13. Dogsmart Plastic but the others look pretty cool!

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  14. We didn't enter because we have one of her games which is similar....but we wanted to say how much we love her products and good luck to all who enter! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  15. We have had a Tornado for years and love it. How do you think this one would be for giant corgi paws and a huge collie nose? I'll only spend the money on pricey treat games if all three dogs can play! Those kinds tend to be few and far between...

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  16. The one you have looks challenging, so does the miracle puzzle. Bailie is the puzzler at our house and she always gets them done way too fast.

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  17. OMD, that looks like a complete blast! Sam would love the intrigue at finding those treats. :)

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  18. We used a Nina Ottosson toy at my pet store for a scavenger hunt, and even humans had trouble getting to the candy! So you're really smart Oz!

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  19. That's pretty impressive, Oz, you did great with that! We have a couple of those games - The Twister and the Spinny, but we haven't gotten quite that far with them yet. They are great to have for the winter when we get outside less.
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets



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  20. The DogWorker looks fun to me too. I also like that there are puzzles for cats! I have a food-obsessed, highly annoying cat, so those puzzles would be great for him! He'd love it.

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  21. We love puzzles but last time we kinda got into a fight over it so we got put in time out. Thanks for the codes for the hop. We'll announce it in a few days!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  22. That looks like a darn cool game Oz!

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  23. I'd love any of the puzzle toys for dogs or cats (I have five and three of each). I really like the DogTornado Plastic. I have one dog who eats far too fast (she had nearly been starved and even though she's now overweight, she acts like she's still starving). I think giving her food and treats she has to work for would help slow down her eating.

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  24. Wow Oz that toy looks really fun and challenging. We would probably start with one that is an easier level, but they all look fun
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  25. Ring a Ding Dong Oz The Great and Powerful, you have taken up gambling while I was away oh the evils of gambling why you could eat all your winnings in one play. Oz you need GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS !
    My Lee got back home on the 3rd she uses a walker for balance and we can't go for walkies but the snuggles are terrific.
    Thanks for being a friend and I got your Holiday Card
    Sweet William The Scot

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  26. My gang would like to try the dog fighter wood. She has so many different puzzles. I wonder how they hold up to big dogs.

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  27. We aren't really sure which puzzle would be right for us but we would probably start with one of the level 1 or 2 puzzles like the DogMemory Wood one. Thanks for hosting this give away.

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  28. OMD, that is a PAWSOME puzzle Oz!!! I loves puzzles...you knows our terrier minds needs LOTS of stimulation!! ☺
    I would loves the DogMemory Wood one...i remember lots of thingies...like where the margarita mix is kept...☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  29. Ooooo! I love Nina's puzzles! I would love to get the Dog Turbo or Dog Miracle puzzle.

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  30. I would like to try the dog treat maze with my pugs

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  31. My puppy dog has moved beyond the DogTornado and needs something else to challenge her mind. We think the Dog Casino is the best next step up for her in terms of difficulty.

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  32. On really bad rainy days this would be the perfect solution for Layla as there is no place in my tiny studio for her to run around, it would keepher busy and stimulated and not just sleeping

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  33. This looks pretty cool!

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  34. Sundog is a "busy" dog and loves to work and do things. She would love this.

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  35. Oops. I forgot to say which one we would like. I think we would like all of them. Maybe the DogTurbo or the DogCasino.

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  36. My dogs would love the Treat Maze

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  37. I would like to give my dog the DogWorker puzzle. I like that you can make it easy or difficult.

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  38. My dogs would benefit from any of the medium to hard level puzzles!

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  39. I need this to keep my boy beau thinking

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  40. Ruby inherited the Dog Tornado (her fave) and Dog Brick from our since passed on pups, Onyx & Daisy. I think Ruby is up for the challenge of a Dog Casino!

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  41. I think Coco would like the DogSpinny. She's never played these before but I've always wanted to get her one. This one is a little easier to start with. She would probably love them all though!

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  42. We love her puzzles-there are so many good ones to choose from! It's hard to choose....Any! BOL If we had to pick just one, it would be the Dog Finder Plastic

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  43. Dood, that is a seriously ROCKIN' toy puzzle! It looks HARD. Highpaws to you for figuring it out!!

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Cairn cuddles,
Oz the Terrier