Product Review–Aikou Dog Bowl

I bought the Aikou dog bowl from Tisol on Friday August 10th. The toy is lightweight and so far indestructible for my wee-mans teeth (don’t know how it would fare with a larger breed though..)

Things I like:

  • Price–Only paid 23.99 regular price
  • Weight
  • Compartments–5 different treat-hiding places
  • Two different styles for difficulty (one set of compartments slide up and down, the second rotates in a circle)
  • Easy to clean
  • Great for fast eaters that need to slow down

What I didn’t like:

  • Difficulty level indicated is level 1, HOWEVER the sliders on the toe area are way too easy, and I mean way, way, WAY too easy
  • Not the best puzzle toy for treats, better for fast eaters
  • Doesn’t grip the floor with any rubber pads, easy for dog to toss it around
  • It would be hard for a larger dog to get its mouth to the treats/food as the compartments are pretty tight/small
  • Not as interactive or “exciting” as cheaper alternatives

Would I buy it again–probably not, unless I had a dog that needed to eat slower it would be GREAT for that.

Things I would change:

  • Be able to set the difficulty between easy, medium, and hard
  • Place grips on the bottom so it doesn’t get tossed around
  • Make all the toe areas a different type of challenge
  • Make two sizes, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. It says its great for any size but small dogs have a much easier time with this toy.

I’d rate this toy 2 paw prints out of a possible 5 🙂

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