NINA OTTOSSON AND HER EDUCATIONAL GAMES FOR DOGS
Today’s post continues the thematic line of posts dedicated to the intelligence of Pomeranians that you could already see with the “Towel test” (and that you can read again by clicking here)
One of the best things in creating PomPomDog’s blog, besides allowing us to investigate more deeply into issues related to Colette’s welfare, is that it gives us the opportunity to meet, at least “virtually”, great and expert people in the doggy world.
One of these professionals, who kindly provided us her knowledge in an interview from the first time we got in touch with her, as well as some other surprises that we will reveal in PomPomDog, is Nina Ottosson.
Surely many of you know her already, but for those who don’t know her, we tell you that Nina Ottosson is a Swedish designer and developer of educational games for dogs since 1990. She has chosen by the American magazine “Dog Fancy” as one of 45 people around the world that has changed the world dog and she was awarded in 2015 with the “Pet Age Women of Influence Awards Program”, which honors the most influential women leaders in the pet industry.
Nina had worked in health care for 17 years and when her two kids were born only a year and a half apart, she realized that she hadn’t enough time to activate and play with her dogs the way she was used to. So, her “bad conscience”, in her own words, made her to think of the best idea to activate them indoors, in a simple and fun way, and that’s how her famous brainteasers for dogs were born.
Nina works in designing the games closely with dog psychologists and dog trainers worldwide. They are made with the best materials, are easy to clean and safe for our dogs: on one hand, plastic toys are non-toxic and completely recyclable; on the other hand, wood toys are splinter-free and do not contain formaldehyde, a substance very common for similar products, receiving Nina Ottoson’s products, hence the eco-friendly label, among others.
The benefits of such intellectual games in our dogs are undeniable (information from www.nina-ottosson.com):
Surely you were left with the desire to know, for example, which are specifically the most suitable and safer games for our smart Pomeranians, given their small size or what it the most recommended play time for our Pomeranian, depending on its age.
You can read all this and much more in the interview that Nina Ottosson granted PomPomDog exclusively and that we will publish soon. Stay tuned because there will be surprises for your dogs too! (Colette gives you her word 😉 )
Do you use educational games with your Pomeranians?
You can tell us your experience, as always, in the comments of this post.