Swiss Qube - My Intelligent Dogs
“Swiss Qube” is a challenging intelligence game for small, medium, and large dogs (eg Dachshund, Border Collie, German Shepherd). The game can be set from easy (difficulty level 1 Paw) to very difficult (4 Paws).
A wooden box with two movable tiles is fixed to a hexagonal base. Two opposing sides of this box feature two slots, and one of the tiles can be pushed through one of these. Both tiles have a loop attached so that your dog is able to pull them out of the slots. The tile features openings for the insertion of pieces (two hats and five cylinders). The base also features openings and tracks that can be aligned with the openings in the tiles.
The tile can be fixed to a point by inserting the pieces into the openings and tracks at the base. There are two additional openings outside the box which cylinders can be inserted into. You can set the game to its most difficult level by placing the loops of a tile over these cylinders.
Placed above the pieces at the centre of the box is a lid with a loop and two openings for the cylinders. The “Swiss Qube” can be closed at the top with two movable tiles. There is a gap between the two tiles at the centre of the box so that your dog can push these aside with its paw or nose and reach the lid below.
How to play:
Step 1: Place treats in the indentations in the base. Then insert the tiles in the lower slots in the box. Insert two hats through the openings in the tiles and push them to the end of the track in the centre of the base. Place the cylinders in the three remaining openings. Fix the tile with the two cylinders by placing the loops over the cylinders.
Step 2: Place the lid and its loop on top of the pieces. Place treats in the openings in the lid and cover these with two cylinders.
Step 3: Close the box with the two movable tiles. Give your dog the sign to start playing.
We recommend that you start the game with fewer pieces, as your dog may lose motivation if it is not able to solve the game after a few attempts. Let your dog watch as you hide the treats in the game to stimulate its curiosity. By being patient, showing it how the game works and giving it encouragement, you can ensure your dog will enjoy playing the game with you and will solve the puzzle, boosting its self-confidence.
Never let your dog play unsupervised, and intervene if it starts to chew pieces of the game. Regularly check the pieces for any damage such as splinters. Clean by wiping with a damp cloth, and do not use abrasive cleaners.
“Swiss Qube” is made of certified wood covered in a varnish that is not harmful to humans and animals. Please keep the game dry and free of water, as the wooden pieces may swell otherwise. Use only dry treats for playing “Swiss Qube”.