I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about my dog's true instincts with the kit from Purina. Along with a bag of PurinaONE SMARTBLEND True Instinct, they sent us a couple of toys for Shiner to play with to help bring out her true instincts. The toys are from a company called Dognition and I really like them! Shiner might think otherwise with one of the toys though...
The first toy is a rubber stick which I thought was an awesome idea. I've heard and seen so many horror stories that involve dogs and sticks and think this is a nice alternative. The rubber stick is pretty heavy duty. Shiner is a monster chewer and still has half of her stick left after a few weeks which is pretty remarkable for her. I guess her true instincts tell her to shred the stick even if it is fake.
The other toy is a dog puzzle. I was really excited about this one because Shiner has never tried a dog puzzle before. I put some of the PurinaONE SMARTBLEND True Instinct dog food into the toy, but Shiner didn't seem to care.
The next day, I tried adding her favorite dog treats and she figured it out! After that, she was willing to eat the PurinaONE SMARTBLEND True Instinct food out of the toy. I think maybe her true instincts here tell her that she's too smart for these silly human games!
I created a video that shows Shiner's true instincts. It shows her battle with the evil dog puzzle game that I think she secretly despises. It also shows her victory dance with the rubber stick. Enjoy!