Water Bottle Puzzle

Well, we read about this yesterday on our friend Harper Lee’s blog so we can’t take full credit, but we did have a lot of fun!

Step 1.  Empty out a water bottle.  Finn knows this is lip-smacking delicious!


Step 2.  Fill with treats. We broke a big biscuit in half and crumbled it into each bottle and then threw in two training treats a piece.


Step 3. Watch the dogs go crazy trying to get the treats out.



Aaaaand the final products.  I think Finn just smashed the treats into tinier pieces and licked them out, while Charley went for the more violent method of destroying the bottle head to get them out.  In the end I helped them get the pieces out before they choked on the pieces of plastic bottle they were chewing off and they seemed pretty pleased about that.  Thanks Miss Harper Lee for the idea!  We will definitely do again on another rainy night!



35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 05:38:43

    We like Charlies method of trying to get the treats out.

  2. mollie and alfie
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 05:44:40

    Mom Mom Look what Charley and Finn got, we have water bottles.. off to get some treats guys xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  3. urban hounds
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:02:27

    very cool idea ive heard of soemthing like this but never tried it

    urban hounds

  4. Caren, Dakota and Cody
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:04:58

    might have to try this one but am pretty certain Dakota will chew through the bottle to get to the treats 🙂

  5. cecilia07
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:31:31

    Finn and Charley….your mom does such fun and enriching activities for you….I say give her a raise
    Madi four bffff

  6. Emmadog
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:36:31

    Nice idea. I like to play with water bottles, I think it is that crunchy noise they make.

  7. Whisppy
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:42:45

    That sounds like fun! Mommy says she’s going to try that with Tutu.

  8. Goose
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:58:59

    h yea I know about this. I am very good at twisting off the lids and then shake shake shake and treats fly fly fly.

  9. Jan K
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 08:10:37

    We read this on Miss Lee’s blog too, and definitely want to try it. It certainly looks like Finn and Charley give the game two paws up!

  10. easyweimaraner
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 08:32:39

    I like it to kill waterbottles – now I can do it with treats – great idea! Thanks!

  11. SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy)
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 08:54:28

    Great idea – and much cheaper than those heavy plastic toys! I’ll have to try it.

  12. Frankie and Ernie
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 09:21:47

    Finn and Charley….. this is a super FUN FOOD idea… we are gonna have mom help us with this one… Butt she will be watchin to make sure we don’t eat the bottle, just like YOUR mom did. You really did REDUCE and REUSE those bottles!!

  13. Reilly & Denny
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:14:24

    that does sound fun – but I think we would just stare at them until Mom emptied out the treats

  14. Sam
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:21:37

    We always have to watch Monty – he destroys those and eats the plastic. I’m glad you all had fun!


  15. Molly The Wally
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:01:14

    What a fun idea. We love destroying plastic bottles. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. harrispen
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:46:19

    We like to play with plastic bottles too, but nobody has ever put treats in them. We will have to make sure our parents read this.

    Millie & Walter

  17. Kyla
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 12:46:55

    Great idea. It can be improved upon. Just eliminate the bottles and I can get to the heart of the matter more quickly.

  18. Miss Harper Lee
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 15:50:52

    I am so happy that Finn and Charley had such a good time, and I love that first picture of Finn! I stuck my tongue into the bottle to try to lick the treats out, too, but it didn’t work.

  19. Daisy
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 17:04:40

    SHE tried that a couple of years ago…I, Daisy, gave up after a few minutes but Kendra just chomped through the bottle and got the treats. Didn’t take long.
    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  20. Gizmo
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 17:21:17

    We saw this too yesterday Finn and Momz sez as soon as she empties a bottle she’s gonna give me one to play with too Happy Saturday!

  21. Mitch and Molly
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 18:13:35

    This looks like fun! We were bored out of our AireMinds today! We wish that we would have read your posting earlier in the day, Finn and Charley!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  22. Bert
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 18:29:22

    That looks like such a cool idea. I told My Vickie about it and she said “No Bert, You eat everything I give you” I told her that was the idea, to get to the treats to eat and she said “No Bert, because you wouldn’t just eat the treats but you would eat the plastic on the way to the treats” Man, I just can’t win…….
    Take care Finn

  23. Stella and Rory from Down Under
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 19:02:14

    Howdy Finn and Charley, that is a great idea. We used to play with a plastic bottle with a peg inside when we were pups. It made a great noise and would roll all over the floor. See ya soon. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  24. dougalldog
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 19:53:42

    That looks like a lot of work for some treats…

  25. rubytheairedale
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 19:56:50

    OMD! That is exactly what Ma said ‘I’ would do! She said I would eat the bottle (I like chewin’ plastic, ALLEGEDLY …..) Butt, it still looks like you guys had a fun time tryin’ to get the treaties!!
    Ruby ♥

  26. Two French Bulldogs
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 22:39:24

    We would scream
    Benny & Lily

  27. Eileen and Annie
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 04:26:23

    Annie just likes to stick her tongue in the bottle to get the moisture out.
    Must try the treats trick 🙂

  28. Misaki
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 07:55:46

    looks like a must-try to me

  29. Reuben
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 21:31:02

    Great idea! My only suggestion is to get rid of the bottles; it will improve the treat access significantly 😀


  30. timchildress1
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 23:48:45

    That’s a great idea, we are going to have to give it a try with Humphrey. Thanks for sharing!

  31. wallaceandsamuel
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 02:08:31

    Isn’t Miss HL’s mom clever! YUM!! We’ve asked mom to remember this for us. BIG LICKS to my Finnie-Pie xxx

  32. humanrescuesdog
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 04:53:07

    This is the best game ever – cheap and cheerful too 🙂

  33. 2browndawgs
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 20:36:22

    Looks like fun!

  34. FleaByte
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 13:20:53

    What fun! I saw a video, once, for making a treat container that was a little sturdier. It involved the big plastic pretzel containers with screw on lids. Cut holes in the sides for treats to fall out when it rolls. Or something. But they don’t chomp to bits so easily.

  35. Parsley
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 09:09:30

    Great idea! We give Molly empty bottles that she just chews and plays with but TREATS inside would be more fun!

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