Dogs Can Rock Out With The Rock ’N Bowl Feeder
Every loving dog owner knows the benefits of spending quality time playing fetch, chase and having plenty of physical activity in their furry friend’s life. But what you probably don’t know is how much your dog also needs mental stimulation in their day-to-day lives. If your dog seems bored, stressed or generally not him/herself, you might try bringing them to the dog park more often or busting out the Frisbee. If that doesn’t work, or you want to work out your dog’s mental muscles, it may be high time to check out a brand new product like Rock ’N Bowl.
The desire to hunt and search for food is naturally hardwired into your dog’s brain. While a select few of us have the means to let our furry companion hunt in the bushes and forests, some of us don’t have that luxury (especially those who live in the city). The Rock ’N Bowl, a new canine enrichment product by a new company called PAW5, makes mealtime fun for your animal by allowing them to forage for the rest of their kibbles.
Like a normal bowl, you pour Fido’s food into the top (which, by the way, looks like a paw… how appropriate). While your dog eats away, the round bowl moves side to side, allowing some of the food to slide into a hidden compartment. Once the top portion of the bowl is empty, all it takes is some nudging, nosing and playing on your dog’s part and the rest of their food exits via small holes in the bowl’s bottom. If you’re worried about those bits being tossed out on the floor, fret not – that’s part of the game and your dog will definitely gobble those right up. The bowl can hold up to four cups of food, making it a perfect fit for the smallest of Chihuahuas to the biggest of Saint Bernards.
PAW5’s Co-Founder, Dennis O’Donnell, explains that the purpose of the bowl is to create opportunities for your dog to use their problem solving abilities and be rewarded for their success. The new tipsy bowl is one way to mentally stimulate your dog’s mind while you go about your busy everyday routine. PAW5 also suggests having more than one treat dispenser or food puzzles and switching them up, as your pooch can get bored of the same one over and over again. Another (less expensive) way to get your dog searching and hunting for their food is to hide some food in clusters around the house or in the backyard and have them find it – the best kind of hide and seek is when there is food involved!
This quizzical food bowl breaks down into three parts, all of which are dishwasher safe. For the environmentally friendly shopper, you’ll be happy to know that the USA-made Rock ’N Bowl is also made from BPA-and phthalate-free plastic. Rock ’N Bowl is available for pre-orders at the PAW5’s website for $29.95 and comes in blue and orange.
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