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The aim of Dog' SUDOKU® Expert is to find a hidden reward by moving tiles on the game board. Its suitable for medium and large size breeds (each tile is a 4”x4” square)
Nine possible hiding places and eight sliding tiles give a number of possibilities to find the hidden reward.
With Dog' SUDOKU® you promote your dog's natural instincts and his sense of smell. Motivate your dog to get his reward by using his intelligence.
According to dog’s behaviorists 10 minutes of mental stimulation with employment of interactive game equivalents to 1 hour of physical exercise. This is especially important for the dogs living in large cities where long walks are difficult and impossible, senior dogs with ailments that do not allow them for prolong outings and those living in cold climates where going outside can put animal’s health at risk.
Here's how it works:
1. Place treats in slots under as many tiles on the game board as you desire.
2. Encourage your dog to move the tiles and find his reward (make sure that he saw you hiding the treats).
3. Praise your dog each time he moves a tile with his paw or nose and discovers a hidden treat.
Play with your dog and encourage him to solve the task. Stay calm, be patient and continue to explain the game to your dog until he understands it.
We recommend that you start with the Basic or Advanced version of this game and only move to Dog‘ SUDOKU® Expert, when your dog masters the first two levels .
Do not let your dog play unsupervised and intervene when he starts to bite the game.
Let your dog play with the game no longer than 10 minutes, otherwise he might lose his interest in the game. Distract him with something else and put the game away for a little while.
If you have repeatedly noticed that your dog can easily solve the game, increase its difficulty. For example: do not put treats in each slot - your dog will be challenged even more.
A few days break from Dog' SUDOKU® and playing with other games from My Intelligent Dogs® games collection will let your dog enjoy the SUDOKU game anew each time you give it to him.
Small Dimensions: 12”x12”x2”
Medium Dimensions: 12”x12”x2”
Large Dimensions: 15”x14”x2”
All our games and puzzles are made from certified wood covered with water-based varnish that is not harmful to humans and animals. Please keep the game dry and free of water exposure, as the wooden pieces may swell otherwise. Use only dry treats for playing with our games
Keep out of reach of small children since removable parts can be a choking hazard to them.