We bought this dog bowl for our almost 1 yr old German Shepard Collie mix, because his other slow feeder he could gulp down 2 cups of his food in less than a minute. So we knew we had to get him something a little more challenging. It did do its job on slowing him down but just after a few days he had popped the lid right off so we had to hot glue the lid on, now after doing that he would continue to push it so hard and slam it up against anything and everything he could to get that lid off again. So while he eats I have to take the bowl from him make him settle and have him eat the food he completely missed. I shouldn't have to stand over him watching him like a hawk to make sure he doesn't break the bowl. But I would definitely not consider this bowl for any breed or age. We will be looking into a different slow feeder bowl. The concept is great but just doesn't work for our pup.
I bought this for my 8 month old Great Dane pup who inhales her food like a high powered vacuum. This is the 4th type of slow feeder I've tried and it's a WINNER!!!!!
Lid doesn’t stay on. Would be 5 stars if it did…my dog loves the challenge until the lid comes off.
My golden doodle absolutely loves this feeder. I started feeding her with this right away when she came home at 2 mos and she's 10mos old now and still loves it. Occasionally she can pop the lid in the middle but that might just be from me not securing it. She is a terror that breaks/chews everything and she hasn't broken this one. Yeah it's pretty easy but it slows her down enough that she doesn't inhale her food. I've got some harder ones that we use sometimes but this one is the go to.
My pug has had surgery for a narrow airway and is a choking risk. Nothing else has slowed her down enough and we had a scary incident before we found this feeder.
i love this as a slow/interactive feeder for my golden! you can definitely fit over a cup of food in here if you pour it in slow!
2’out of my 3 dogs weren’t j retested and just barked at it. My 3rd it was too easy for and she actually broke one of the plastic pieces that hold the lid on, it’s useless now. Not very durable I watched her while she used it, and nothing out of the ordinary was done.
I gave this to friends for a dog who had never had food puzzles. They found their dog was just confused and didn’t want to do it. So they gave it back to my dog who loves food puzzles including rolling a kibble ball and looking and digging for kibble in folded towels. My dog is confused and uninterested in this one. The kibble does not fall out the holes readily- the openings to these holes should slope down so it comes right out. Instead the kibble stays inside and she thinks she has to fish it out with her tongue- but that pushes it back in. The bowl is also a little heavy- maybe a larger dog who paws vigorously at it would do better. My dog is 36 lbs. She rocks it by tipping her nose underneath and seems a little intimidated by the motion of it.
Dog likes it, but it is very easy. Food just flies out. My only complaint is that there isn't a built in way to adjust the difficulty. You have to cut cardboard and tape it to the wholes yourself in order to block them off.
I ordered this but it was clearly a returned item. There is a piece of dog hair inside and dog food crumbs stuck on the lid. Also the plastic is scratched up which clearly shows some dog already used it.