Occupier and puzzle toys are becoming a must-have for dog owners, and for good reason – they’re a great way to shake up feeding time for your dog. It’s the new way to keep your dog busy when you’re working or having dinner, and a clever way to give them mental stimulation as they have to work out how to get the food out.
What is an occupier or puzzle toy?
An occupier or puzzle toy is exactly what it says on the tin – a toy that will keep your dog busy or require them to solve a puzzle to get a tasty reward out of it.
These come in many shapes and sizes, from snuffle mats which have different textured sections and help slow down mealtimes, to interactive feeders where your dog will need to move levers with their paws or nose to get a treat or their dinner, and tough toys with space inside where treats or kibble can be added for your dog to chew and get an extra surprise.