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Joxgirl
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Puzzle bowls

Post by Joxgirl » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 pm

Have any of you tried these types of bowls just for something fun for your DS? I see Kong makes them as well as other companies. Any thoughts?
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by centrop67 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:02 pm

I got one for Radar, and he figured it out immediately on the 1st try.

On the second try, he took a shortcut and practically destroyed it.

Bottom line is that quality matters, and that they may not be "puzzling" enough for this breed.
Michael
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by TimL_168 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:30 pm

I use a Kong Wobbler for En. She loves it. Works great. I also have a...I forget what it's called. It's a food dish that looks like a cat's toy. It shows her down. She's never tried to destroy either one.
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by Joxgirl » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:14 am

centrop67 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:02 pm
I got one for Radar, and he figured it out immediately on the 1st try.

On the second try, he took a shortcut and practically destroyed it.

Bottom line is that quality matters, and that they may not be "puzzling" enough for this breed.
Smart boy. We think it would be perfect then for our Lab. I will look for a tricky one for the DS.
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Joxgirl
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by Joxgirl » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:21 am

TimL_168 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:30 pm
I use a Kong Wobbler for En. She loves it. Works great. I also have a...I forget what it's called. It's a food dish that looks like a cat's toy. It shows her down. She's never tried to destroy either one.
This is good to hear. I bought the wobbler. What age do you think it's good to start using it? I will use my imagination as I look for puzzle bowls and one that could be a cats toy. Thank you.
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:39 pm

I tried a slow feeder bowl for saide, she just flips it over and food goes everywhere LOL Mine figure out the puzzles quick then get bored and that's it, then they shred it
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TimL_168
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Short and sweet here- I'm a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. I'm looking for a more energetic dog that had the same intelligence and trainability. I'm interested in advice, opinions, and a place to share experiences.
Location: central MD

Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by TimL_168 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:37 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:39 pm
I tried a slow feeder bowl for saide, she just flips it over and food goes everywhere LOL Mine figure out the puzzles quick then get bored and that's it, then they shred it
BWAHAHAHAA!!!! :DScool: problem solved
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by centrop67 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:53 pm

I will add that I too used the Kong wobbler for Radar to slow down his eating when I first got him. It was both successful and extremely messy.

He would literally wobble it EVERYWHERE in the house sending the kibble shooting out across all corners of the rooms of my house.

I think we're still finding kibble in hidden places from that experience.
Michael
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TimL_168
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Tell us about yourself: Hi,
Short and sweet here- I'm a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. I'm looking for a more energetic dog that had the same intelligence and trainability. I'm interested in advice, opinions, and a place to share experiences.
Location: central MD

Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by TimL_168 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:02 pm

Michael- I've been using it for about a year. I have the same experience. Sometimes she hits it so hard that food goes flying 8 feet or so underneath of closed bedroom doors.
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by Joxgirl » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:48 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:39 pm
I tried a slow feeder bowl for saide, she just flips it over and food goes everywhere LOL Mine figure out the puzzles quick then get bored and that's it, then they shred it
Hahaha. Cleaver dog.
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Re: Puzzle bowls

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:27 am

Joxgirl wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:48 pm


Hahaha. Cleaver dog.

Clever..............well, on most days
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