This is a challenging interactive game for dogs where their parent can easily control level of difficulty from 1 paw to 4 paws. It’s recommended for medium and large size dogs. Trouble requires high level of dexterity and mental exercise and stimulates physical activity of your pet.
A cube-shaped box with a lid is placed on a wooden base. There are two slits in the side walls with two tiles inserted inside of them . Each tile has a pull for easy removal from the slit by dog’s mouth. Inside of the box the tiles are locked by “cylinders”, under which the treats are placed. They need to be removed in order to slide the tiles out of the box and reach more treats placed on the floor of the box. The base has two additional “cylinders” placed on the sides where more treats are waiting to be discovered.
According to dog’s behaviorists 15 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.
How to play this game:
1. Hide your dog’s favorite treats under “Hats” and “cylinders” as well as inside of the drawers. Make sure your dog observes while you are doing it.
2. Encourage verbally your dog to seek the treats hidden inside of the puzzle.
3. The dog will start searching for the treats by knocking down the “cylinders”, moving the “hats” to the position that they can be lifted and opening the drawers, where you hid the goodies.
4. Do praise the dog each time he/she solves the task - this motivates them to play as much as the smell of their favorite treat.
Tip: Since it is quite difficult game to play, we suggest you start to use it with only one tile blocked with two “cylinders”. Gradually, as she or he learns how to move the parts add additional tile and “cylinders” to increase the level of difficulty. As with any interactive puzzle make sure to stay all the time with your dog while he is solving it, being an active witness to his achievement.
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.
About Mr Peanut's Pet Carriers
Mr. Peanut's is a USA based, Family owned business and a proud sponsor of the Pay a Shelter Pet Forward Program
Many ask what is the difference between the models, and especially between the most popular Gold and Platinum Series. I do have a FAQ page which has some more specifics on all the models, but the primary difference between these two series is that the Gold Series models all use a strengthened nylon fabric that allows for maximum pliability while still retaining its structure, whereas the Platinum Series models use a heavier, more rigid nylon that emphasizes the structure, and gives up some of the pliability. Both series are quite popular as airline capable models, but the Gold pliability allows it to easily conform to under seat spacing on the widest variety of modern aircraft.
Don’t take a chance with bags that might be rejected when you get to the airport. Our original 18” (L) X 10” (W) x 11” (H) tote easily fits under the seats of most modern aircraft. Whether you’re traveling Delta, Southwest, Jetblue, American, United, Virgin, Alaska, Frontier, or Allegiant, etc, this airline approved pet carrier will allow you to travel in cabin with your pet. And we’ve used claw-resistant Teslin material for the resin mesh and fitted the tote with auto self locking zippers to ensure your pet remains safe throughout your journey.
Shipping & Returns
IMPORTANT: How to Measure Your Pet
I always recommend to measure your pet while comfortably laying down as this is the typical position during flight time. Keep in mind all of my airline approved totes are designed with pet safety and comfort as the priority, and then by airline under seat requirements, so sizing is limited by that criteria. I know it’s sometimes difficult to size based on measurement or images. I make every effort to keep pricing as low as possible so that anyone can afford a safe and comfortable carrier for their pet, so please make every effort to properly measure your pet before ordering. The postage cost for a return is an average of $14 for the USA, and that is very difficult for a small business to bear. In addition to the sizing guidelines and images shown here, many users have found it helpful to view the Instagram feed, @mrpeanutspetcarriers, where there are contributions with pets of every size and in every model.
BE SURE to acclimate your pet as much as possible to a new carrier in a home environment. You never want their first adventure out to be to a stressful airport or veterinarian. Let your pet learn to appreciate the carrier as a safe home away from home.
Comfort And Safety Overall
I work hard on our carriers and tote designs to bring out the best value for each model line I develop, each is actually hand made. I use only branded premium zippers that can be found on designer purses and jeans. I use water resistant materials that are also used in the production of military parachutes. I only use cruelty free human made materials such as vegan leatherette and faux fleece padding. On any tote always look them over for proper seatbelt attachments and metal safety locks or clasps. Look for a design structure that stands up straight without sagging and is well ventilated with a strong chew free mesh.
Pay a Shelter Pet Forward
Pay a Shelter Pet Forward, ie payashelterpetforward.org, is the charitable "arm" of the business, and thru this program I donate products and funds to rescues, shelters and animal benefit organizations of all kinds and sizes. I regularly donate products throughout the USA but also work with organizations that distribute products and needed aid to animals all around the world, as animals do not see national manmade borders.