Playing with Boogie: Nina Ottoson Dog Fighter Game

August 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm 5 comments

Boogie Dog Fighter game

To be honest, I am not sure how to teach Boogie to play this Nina Ottoson game.

I put pieces of CHEESE underneath the cups. Then I called Boogie over to get the cheese. Boogie hasn’t quite figured out the mechanics of this game yet. If I don’t remind him to slide the cup thing (by demonstrating the sliding action to him), he sniffs and nudges and paws at the cup, and doesn’t know what else to do. Sometimes he slides the cup and retrieves the cheese and I assume that he gets it; but sometimes he doesn’t, and he continues to nudge the cup with his nose. When the cup stays put, he gets confused, backs away to his little bed, lies down and looks at me: “Please can YOU get the cheese?”

I was hoping Boogie would know to LIFT or PICK UP the cup from the base. My sorry attempt to demonstrate “lifting the cup” and holding it in front of Boogie’s mouth, ended up with him running off with the cup ¬†as if it were a new cheese-scented chew toy…

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  • 1. Amy Samida  |  August 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    This is quite a difficult, advanced level game. Keep working with him and he’ll get it. Maybe you could try making it easier by not sliding the cups all the way to the end of the slot. If he’s having trouble manipulating the cups, wrapping a heavy duty rubber band around them can get him a little traction.

    He’ll get it, it just takes time with this particular puzzle. : )

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    • 2. lili  |  August 8, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Thanks, Amy. Sounds like you are quite familiar with these puzzle games. Which one is an easy one?

      Reply
  • 3. Sarah Owings  |  August 8, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I have a much easier one I can lend you–maybe a temporary trade as the one I have is too easy for Zoe. :)

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    • 4. lili  |  August 8, 2013 at 4:40 am

      OK! Sure thing. thank you :)

      Reply
  • 5. Lisa Szramiak  |  August 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    My Zoe would run off with the cup too

    Reply

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