Updated: Dec 26, 2018
It's the best part of these guys' day- supper time! We love keeping feeding time fun and we use it as training time in our home. All of our dogs have always eaten super fast and we love ways to slow them down and work their brains. I'm sharing five fun ways to feed kibble and I hope you'll try them with your very own pup.
#1. The "Slow Feeder" bowl
I think this bowl should be in every home with dogs! It promotes fun, healthy feeding time and slows pups down up to 10x. It can help aid in digestion and also helps to prevent the very scary bloat. We use these on all four of our dogs and many doggy daycare guests! Here is the one we use here: https://amzn.to/2Lyz4oz
#2. Muffin Tin
This is a great alternative to the slow feeder bowl and chances are you already have it in your kitchen! The muffin tin is a great way to slow down fast eaters and provide them with a brain game at the same time! Add some balls to the tin and pups have to figure out how to get to their kibble.
#3. Snuffle Mat
"A what" you may ask!? A snuffle mat is an awesome, fun way to feed pups kibble and amazing for those hunting breeds. They pups have to almost "search" for their food and it really helps to get their senses going. I purchased ours here and the best part is it is machine washable: https://amzn.to/2Skwrt2
#4. The "Bob A Lot"
This is one of the best discoveries I've ever found! The Bob A Lot is and interactive "puzzle" game that dispenses kibble when dogs move it with their noses. It has adjustable openings for kibble sizes and you can increase the difficulty by adjusting them. This exercises your dogs while feeding them and it can hold up to 3 cups of food! Our Oscar is the pro and is obsessed with his "bob". You can find it here: https://amzn.to/2QObOZz
#5. Homemade "Sound Box"
This is a wonderful option for puppies, dogs sensitive to sound or know to be skittish. A "sound box" can be cardboard or any tupperware box you have lying around! Fill it with tons of (safe) trinkets such as cans, toys and anything that gives off good noise!
I hope this gives you some fun ideas for your pups and I would LOVE if you shared the fun with me over on instagram @katieandhercanines. Okay guys, lets eat!