The IQube

I wanted to share our experiences with Finn’s new toy.  I bought this IQube after some of you fine folks suggested Finn’s brain needed a little stimulating while we were at work.  My one concern about buying it was that some of the reviewers said it was too easy for their dogs, but I figured we’d give it a try…
We introduced Finn to the game, showed her each ball, that they all squeaked and that we were putting them in the cube.  We did this about three times.
So, at first, Finn just brought it around from room to room.
Then she gnawed at the openings where she was supposed to be 
digging for the squeaky balls.

Then she tried to push the balls out of the slots instead of trying to pull them out.

Then she almost gave up.

Then at last, a small victory!  One of the balls is out.  I can’t really foresee Finn ever trying to get the other balls free while she can squeak and play with one.  I even started to hide the one ball she got out so she would go dig for the others, but she caught on to me.  She loves the munching and the digging in something new though and she hasn’t destroyed it yet, so everyone is pleased!

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hound Girl
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 08:59:48

    Oh Finn that looks like a fun toy – poor sweet Freddie would have just given up but Haylie would love this – im just afraid she would rip it to shreds.What is that green sole looking thing in your picture? is that a toy?

  2. Stewey
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 09:39:09

    So far, so good with the new toy!Stewey

  3. Thor and Jack
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 10:23:12

    What a cool toy! You did very well, Finn!

  4. jen
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 10:50:11

    That look like a really fun toy!!!Finn is adorable:)

  5. Sarge
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:41:02

    Hey Finn!Wow, what a pawesome new toy! I bet you have hours of fun with this. Great job! Grr and Woof,Sarge, COP

  6. Whisppy
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 13:05:36

    That's such a fun toy! But, how long will it be able to withstand the chewing and gnawing from you?

  7. Boondocks Love Shack Pack
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 14:10:05

    KUDZU would LOVE such a thing… he's all into figuring out how things work. Me?? I'd chew it for two minutes and then go find something else to do. Yep, that's how I roll over.AROOOOF!Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

  8. Sam
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 15:03:41

    We've got one of those – Sam get's the balls out and Monty steals them. It helped develop teamwork between the two!Sam

  9. Frankie Furter
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 16:39:47

    FINN… GiRRRRRRRL… THAT looks like a REALLY FUN toy!!! You are very smart to try all the PAWsible ways of making it work fur you!!! I know you will have a blast with it!

  10. Kari in Vegas
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 18:20:17

    My pups would get frustrated and tear it apart!Stop on by for a visit!

  11. Luna
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 18:32:15

    That does look like a lot of fun! :DxoLuna

  12. Dory and the Mama
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 18:36:30

    Wow…Jakey would LOVE that toy!! Time to get Mama to the doggie toy store!!Smileys!Dory

  13. Tessa the Maltese
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 19:22:26

    Oh Finn I thinks that you did a pawsome job of it! sheesh, what do the Pawrents want huh? Of course you didn't get all the balls out, you is saving them for later right?woos, Tessa

  14. 2browndawgs
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:57:42

    That looks like a fun toy!the 2 brown dawgs

  15. Wyatt
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:06:37

    Oh boy, toys for the thinking dog! I probably would have just torn it apart to get to the prize!Wyatt

  16. chancythegardner
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:42:03

    That looks like a fun toy sweet Finn. Hugs and nose kisses

  17. Mr. Pip
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:56:08

    Nice work, Finn!Your pal, Pip

  18. Meeka
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 23:13:51

    If it squeaks then it must be good to chew.

  19. Roo
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 03:52:50

    Sounds like a real hit! Enjoy your mental stimulations Finn! :)Waggin at ya,Roo

  20. Mack
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 09:41:52

    We love our IQube! I think the funnest part is destroying the little balls inside!

  21. Bailey
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 16:13:18

    Finn it looks like that toy wore you out.

  22. Soggibottom
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 17:30:13

    Hi Young FinnSoggibottom Cottage thinks you are one well love dog 🙂 x x x luvs from Freya too X

  23. Leslie
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 18:40:51

    Bella LOVES this toy. I, on the other hand, a bit less so. She's gotten so good at getting them out, that it takes me longer to put it back together than it takes her to pull it apart. I think she thinks that's the point. :]I'm glad Finn likes it. 🙂

  24. Kirsten (peacefuldog)
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 21:28:46

    Looks like she did very well with it! Not all dogs love toys that have no tasty aspect–you must be very proud of her 🙂

  25. bichonpawz
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 01:30:39

    How cute!!! Looks like she did quite well with this new toy! At least it is something new that will keep her amused! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  26. Lassiter Chase and T
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 06:40:42

    Finn, what a cute toy. Glad to hear you didn't destroy the toy yet! Give it time, I'm sure you will destroy it in no time!

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