Button doesn’t have a food bowl. She eats out of toys; often the large Kong Wobbler seen here. Enjoy her enjoying it then read the pros and cons of this food dispensing toy below.
Kong Wobbler Review
Big – holds 1/2 cup+ of food as designed (filling the bottom) or 1 cup+ of feed as I do it (filling the upside down top, screwing on the bottom and then flipping it over). Excellent for feeding an entire meal (or most of it).
Ease of filling – simple. As easy as a plain bowl. This is a big advantage over many other designs where you have to funnel the food into a small hole.
Clean up – simple and thorough. Unscrewed, you can hand wash every inch of it or put it into a dish washer.
Level of Challenge – depends on the dog. This toy takes quite a confident smack to roll enough to empty some food out. This toy takes longer to empty than many of the food ball toys and I like that about it.
Mobility (or Lack of Mobility) – a big plus for me is that the Wobbler doesn’t get stuck under furniture often and, if it does, it is not far under. I’ve never had to get on my hands and knees to fish one out from under the couch. It spends most of its time within a few feet of where I set it down.
Noise – If you have hardwood floors (especially for apartment dwellers) this may be too noisy for you. Hard plastic toys are always noisy.
Not Adjustable – the opening for the food to come out of is not adjustable in either size Wobbler. A Kong representative suggested using tape on the inside to make the opening smaller. This is a solution but its too bad you have to MacGyver it yourself.
Level of Challenge – For tentative dogs, this toy can be difficult. If your dog is such a dog, try a food dispensing ball instead. After having success with one of those, a Wobbler might be just the thing.
My overall opinion having used one of these for several years now is that they are well made, long lasting, sturdy toys that keep many dogs entertained for a long time.
What is your opinion?