I'm so happy with this bowl! My mini aussie is normally done with her food in the blink of an eye. But this bowl did the magic I needed. She was able to enjoy her food without getting frustrated and she's happy! It was like a game to her and she loves it!
This bowl REALLY slows down my pup. Haven’t had any problems with the attachments not being able to move. Just wish more “tricky” attachments were available.
The older my dog gets, the faster she seems to eat. She has had a couple other slow feeder bowls in her lifetime but she had gotten them figured out to be able to slurp up all the food in a couple minutes. This looked like a perfect step up from her old ones. I am pretty sure I received an extra plastic part in the box, neither I nor my family could figure out where it went when the spin bowl was put together. The bowl is kind of tricky to get in the perfect spot. If I tighten the inner cup too much absolutely no food comes out and my dog gets frustrated and just walks way. If I loosen it a bit too far, it is just another slow feeder as food descends pretty quickly. Also, if your dog has a long tongue they may try to lick the food out of the top like mine- which I do not like as I am not sure if that will hurt her tongue over time. Overall i am slightly not happy with the product, however it might be great for other dogs: mine is just not a big fan of it and does not get excited at mealtime now because of this feeder. For reference she is very smart and loves puzzle boxes- just for some reason she avoids this spin feeder and ends up leaving her food behind entirely. Yes it slows her down- but now she just does not eat her dinner. Will keep looking for an alternative.
The spinning feeder is great and keeps her occupied. The key was finding a smooth flat surface that would hold the feeder securely with the suction cup. Once I had a good location, she can not flip it. Works great and keeps her occupied longer than a regular food bowl.
I’ve been using this with my lab for about 2 weeks now. It’s a really good puzzle and still challenges him daily. However, there are some minor flaws that make it difficult to use. First, the suction cup on the bottom is mandatory in order for the bowl to spin, which is fine. But the suction help isn’t that strong and bowl slides all over the floor. While it doesn’t lift fully off the floor until I move it, my dog easily slides it everywhere which makes it a lot more challenging for the bowl to spin. Ive tried it on carpet without the suction cup and it makes it extremely difficult, would only recommend using on hardwoods/tiles and placing objects around it so it doesn’t slide. Secondly, the top section where you place the food doesn’t have a cover. It didn’t take him long to figure out that he can lick the food out of the top. It’s definitely and easy way for dogs to “cheat” the puzzle and I wish there was a cover that would snap on to prevent this. Overall, good product but does have some design flaws.
My lab/weim loves this bowl. I give it to her for dinner. For one, it slows her down enough to leave her senior sister’s food alone. It also works her brain, which helps calm her down some.
When it first arrived I was very skeptical. We have tried all sorts of limiting bowls. This one is large compared to others. We have a 15 pound dog. We have used it a few days and it works! Even with the small pieces of food she has. I would say it has cut her eating time in half. She even takes breaks! I may tape off one exit hole for the food since hers is so tiny. If your dog eats “normal” size morsels it will be great. Another perk is she circles, ALL the time! Well, this does too!
Works well however my 3 pups will drag it around and chew up the clear plastic top if allowed! I actually don’t like that I have to tighten the top on each use. But works better than any other I’ve found.
I bought this hoping that it would slow my dog down as he scarfs down breakfast or dinner. While it has slowed him down, it also won't let any food out unless I manually turn the cup on the top. For some reason it will tighten down and not allow any food to fall out as his spins the dish around while eating. He waits for me to spin it now but it raises his anxiety about eating and I'm afraid to switch back as I think this has only made him want to eat even faster now and his chances of choking have now gone up because this doesn't work as ot should.
I have been through 2 different slow feeder bowls with my 3 year old border collie. He has started inhaling his food again after figuring out the best way to go about emptying out his slow feeder bowl. So I decided to try a puzzle bowl this time to change it up on him. Smart boy tries to eat the food out of the very top where you pour the food in which is probably the only drawback of this bowl. He eats a cup of kibble per meal and it basically fills up the whole center part. I do like that there is a ton of different ways to use this bowl so I can change it up a bunch when he gets bored or figures it out.