Turn feeding time into HUNTING TIME – and make the hunt last longer! These are all recommended for use under supervision.

Kongs. The original puzzle feeder!  Start by packing it lightly and build up to stuffing it tight. I also freeze mine in summer for more of a  challenge.

Kongs. The original puzzle feeder!  Start by packing it lightly and build up to stuffing it tight. I also freeze mine in summer for more of a  challenge.

Nina Ottosson Puzzle Toys.  This is a range where you can choose the level  of difficulty.  Most have different levels built in so you can start at an easy level, and build up to increased levels of difficulty.

Scatter feeding! Not everything has to cost money.  Scatter their food in grass or under bushes.  You can smoosh wet food against a tree trunk, at their face height on the side of a wall, make trails around corners, anything to turn feeding time into a hunt.

Lickymat range. There are a few different types available.  Licking has been shown to relieve stress in dogs, so these soothe as well as feed.  You can fill them with yoghurt, peanut butter, apple sauce-anything yours love.

Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl by Outward Hound. This brand has a varied range. These purple ones are great for short snouted or flat faced dogs.

Neater Slow Feeder. Let’s not forget dogs who benefit from elevated bowls!  This one has height options of 19 cm, 13 cm, or can be flat on the ground. 

Mr Peanuts Metal Slow Feeder. This is a great alternative if you like to avoid plastic. It’s stainless steel and has non slip rubber gripping on the base.

Slo-Dog Slow Feeder Plate. Instead of the frustration of chasing food around the plate, the ridges are great for catching kibble and wet food.   The bigger surface area is made up of many little pockets, they just need to slow down to empty one mini pocket at at time.

Kong wobbler. I demonstrated how these work to my dogs and they figured it out in minutes.  Anything food related has a lot of motivation behind it!  These need supervision-they can’t see when they’re empty, and some dogs get quite frustrated.

Muffin tin with tennis balls. Put a treat or portion of food under each ball.  They might need a demo first, then your dog will dislodge the balls to get the food.

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