“The Odin is in a league of its own,” says Michelle Moy, co-creator of this stylish but functional dog toy with her fiancé, Billy Shih. Named after the couple’s corgi, the Odin features integrated flaps to place treats inside and various-sized holes for them to fall out of. What sets it apart from similar toys is its modular ability. “More than one Odin can be connected to another to create a different shape and challenge level,” Moy explains. The design is also considered, right down to the slate colour and modern geometric shape, which “complements people’s home décor, rather than takes away from it”. Moy and Shih’s Seattle-based company Up Dog Toys initially funded the Odin through Kickstarter, and has received plenty of positive feedback. “Many of our customers will come and tell us that our toy is the Goldilocks of puzzle toys,” Moy says. Not too heavy for small dogs or too tiny for big dogs, not too difficult yet still a challenge—just right.
All images courtesy of Up Dog Toys
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