We bought Louis a puzzle game when we were at Crufts. (See Louis at Crufts). Hounds aren’t supposed to be the sharpest tools in the canine shed but when it comes to food then Louis’ brain fires on all one or two cylinders.
Here’s a pic of Louis in action solving the puzzle. It doesn’t take him long to get all the treats out and there’s no finesse in his approach. Actually he’s more “gentle” with this puzzle than with his others as he solves those through chucking them up in the air until all the treats have been knocked out. At least with this one he uses his nose and paws.