DIY, Lifestyle, Pets

Dog Games: Muffin Tin Treat Game

Your dog will love this fun treat game!

Your dog will love this muffin tin treat game!



Dog games are a great way to keep your furry friend entertained and to stimulate their mind. This is a great game that puts their keen sense of smell to use. Your pooch will love it, especially since there’s a treat at the end of it!   It’s a perfect game to play anytime, it only requires a few materials, all of which you probably already have around your home. This muffin tin dog treat game is a fun and entertaining activity to play with your dog. This clever little dog game takes only a minute to set up and costs almost nothing at all.

Materials needed for this DIY dog game:

  • Muffin tin
  • Dog treats
  • 12 Tennis balls

Directions to setting up the muffin tin dog game:

Step 1: Break your treats into a few small pieces and place a couple of them in the muffin tin.

Step 2: Hide the treats – Place your tennis balls in the muffin cups to cover the treats and hide them from sight.

Step 3: Let your dog  sniff it out!  Place the muffin in in front of your dog and he will start to sniff around and discover yummy treats when he figures out how to knock the balls out of the muffin tin.

Your dog will love this fun treat game!

 Looking for more DIY Pet ideas?
Check out my T-shirt Ball & Tug Toy Tutorial as well! This tutorial utilizes an old t-shirt and tennis ball to make a fun tug and fetch toy for your furry friend.

DIY dog toy - make this easy no sew ball and tug toy from an old t-shirt and tennis ball!

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  • Cori

    That looks exactly like my dog O.O I’m not even kidding

    • We’re both lucky people then!

  • M Faisal

    Adorable dog with a great idea about Dogs game. I have a spare muffin tray and I am sure my dog will love to play this game. Thanks

  • Robin Rue

    OMG, that is such a cute idea. I am totally doing this with my dog!

    • Thanks Robin, your dog will love it I’m sure!

  • Michele

    What a sweet face your dog has! And from the look in his/her eyes it is obvious someone had better start playing and stop typing and taking pictures soon!

  • These are all such cute ideas! I had been house sitting for my daughter’s lab the last month and I would have loved to know about this tennis ball game them but I will definitely be doing it when she comes back over!

  • Carly Anderson

    Your doggie is so cute! This muffin tin treat game sounds great! I think my dog would really enjoy it.

    • Thanks Carly, I bet your dog would love it too!

  • Lisa

    OMG. I’m in the middle of a cuteness overload over here. Your puppy is just adorable!

  • @weareofficially

    That’s some funny dog tricks and “treats”! LOL! Sounds interesting for dog-owners like my friends. 🙂

  • Catherine S

    This such an inexpensive and great idea. I will have to share this with my sister. Her dogs would love it.

  • courtney

    Omg your doggie is just wayyyy too cute!!! But great idea 🙂

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    This is total fun! I need to share this with my sister most definitely!

  • Lisa Bristol

    That looks like a lot of fun. I wonder if i can get my dogs to play it. Your dog is adorable.

  • This looks like such a cute and fun idea! I will keep it in mind. We want to adopt a dog and plan on doing it soon. I have to show my husband!!!

  • I can’t wait to try this with my dog! 😀

    • Thanks Tanya, I bet your dog will love it!

  • Nina Say

    Awww I wish I had a dog. I would definitely play.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    What a fun idea. We no longer have a dog 🙁
    Real Talk Moms

    • Sorry to hear! Maybe one day you will again 🙂

  • Michelle Hwee

    Wow this is so fun and purposeful at the same time 🙂 I’ll tell my aunt who has a dog that a muffin tray works 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  • What a cute idea! Your dog is adorable!

  • Dawn

    Aw your doggie is adorable! This looks like a fun game!

  • debbie jean mcmullen

    Your dog is so cute! We have a little maltese bichon, but he never understands games, lol. We throw things for him to catch and he just runs around them in circles 😛 Maybe he would like this one though since it has such a great incentive!

  • That is such an adorable idea. Adorable dog, too! 🙂

  • Kristin

    What a cute pup. I wish our dog would stop eatting all the balls so i could try the tin. Very cute.

  • Camesha

    My poor fur baby doesn’t get as many games as she did before we had babies. I’m going to check out this game!

  • Motivating Mommy

    I haven’t owned a dog in awhile but I think you dog is so cute. I just want to hold him.

  • I don’t have any animals due to allergy issues with my son but I love dogs and yours is so adorable.

  • Can I just say that is the most adorable dog ever! I love dogs!

  • Jenni E.

    What a CUTIE pie!!! We have 2 dogs right now and they love to play.

  • Hehe. What a cute pup you have. We have two dogs and they distort any toy they get! hahaha

  • Fi Ni Neachtain

    This is such a cute idea! I’ll have to try this with our boxer dog, he loves to play 🙂

  • Kori

    That is really cute idea! If we had a dog, I would love to do this with him/her.

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    So cute! I need to try this with my pup, Emma!

  • This is the cutest freaking thing I’ve ever seen! Are you serious? How does one even think of this! So adorable I love it. I think the dog being so cute helps too

  • Aww what a great idea. I don’t have a dog but will tell my friends with dogs about this.

  • Sharon Seltzer

    I’ve paid a fortune for puzzle games like this for my puppy. Great idea!