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We’re Obsessed With the Rock N Bowl

If you've got a gulper, this puzzle feeder will slow your dog down while engaging him in play.

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Aug 29th 2016


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My neighbor and I were chatting about our two gulping dogs. Her Boxer and my hound mix engulf their food like they haven’t eaten in a week. I told her about the Rock N Bowl from PAW5, which I had recently tried. It’s a cool puzzle feeder that entices your dog to play with the bowl by pawing it to get the food to come out. I poured some kibble on top of the bowl, and it fell down into the compartment below, where Tampa had to rock the bowl to get the food to come out.

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Paw5 co-founder Dennis O’Donnell’s trainer for his Labrador Retriever told him how important environmental enrichment and puzzle feeders were for energetic puppies. He told me, “Surprisingly, there was no dog bowl on the market that was focused on engaging a dog’s natural behaviors in environmental enrichment while also being easy for the pet parent to use, so we made one.”

Dennis loves watching his Lab interact with the Rock N Bowl and other enriching activities. “The way they interact with their environment with their noses, paws, and mouth is truly unique to a dog,” he said, “and I think more products should be designed with natural canine instincts in mind.” He hopes the Rock N Bowl and the company’s future products “give every dog the opportunity for enriching experiences every day.”

Holds up to 4 cups of food and is dishwasher safe. Comes in blue or orange. $29.95; paw5.us.