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Muffin Tin Game for Dogs

The Muffin Tin Game is an easy, fun to play, and inexpensive brain game for dogs.

You can play it at relatively any time, no matter the weather or situation outside.

Remember to never underestimate the power of keeping your dog’s brain sharp and focused. Numerous studies show the health benefits mental enrichment can provide our four-legged friends.

They need jobs and things to accomplish, just like us humans!

What You Need to Play the Muffin Tin Game

Most of what you need to play this brain game can be found in your house already! Here is what you’ll need ?

  • One muffin tin
  • One tennis ball per muffin tin hole
  • Treats your dog will work for (looking for some? Check these out)

That’s it! This game is super easy to set up.

How to Play the Muffin Tin Game

Just like the required items, how to play this brain game is very easy. Here’s how ?

  1. Get a muffin tin
  2. Fill most of the holes (not all) with 3-5 treats
  3. Cover every hole with a tennis ball
  4. Let your dog sniff out the treats and use their brain to figure out how to remove the balls to access the treats!

That is it, easy!

Muffin Tin Game Video Instructions

Here’s all of that in a short video! Watch it below ?


The Muffin Tin Game is one of our favorite dog brain games because it’s simple, effective, and fun for your dog! And remember, working our dog’s mind is just as important as their physical exercise they get each day.

A dog with a sharp mind will be better at training, responding to cues, and also, much calmer throughout the day!

Have you tried it out yet? Vote in the poll below ?

Have questions about this game? Ask them in the comments below!

Written by Devin Stagg

Since being deprived of dogs during his childhood, he and his wife decided to make up for it by having three dogs, two Lab puppies, and one grandpa Puggle. Meaning he is ALWAYS covered in dog hair. When he’s not busy training his dogs and/or picking up their poop, you can find him cheering on Tottenham Hotspur and the Cleveland Browns (yes, you read that right).

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3 Comments on “Muffin Tin Game for Dogs

Dog & Dog Parent Approved

The proof is in the tail wags.

See what some happy pups (and their parents) have to say about Pupford!

Obsessed with Beef Tendons

Otis is obsessed with these chews. He literally leaves giant pools of drool when I pull one out of the bag. And we love it because it’s natural and keeps his pearly whites clean!   Otis

Perfect High Value Reward

My pup is not very food motivated at all but she LOVES these treats. As soon as I open the bag I have her full attention. We love training with these!! Krystal

These Treats are Perfect

These treats are perfect for training. Healthy product, perfect size and Louis loves them! Thank you! Carolyn

Loved by Dog Trainer

I'm a dog trainer, and I have yet to find a doggie client who doesn't love these little treats! And I love that I don't have to worry about running out - they're shipped right to my door regularly. I'm very happy with that treats (and so is my own dog!) Lori

Love at First Bite!

Bought my Pup these antlers and he instantly went to to Chow Town! He chewed on these for three hours non stop at first nibble. He continues to love these daily and satisfies his chewing needs. Thanks Pupford! Saundi