Every dog is an individual with all the quirks and preferences that entails. Some dogs like to savor their dry kibble, some can’t woof it down fast enough. I was chatting with my Vet about making a dish that would slow down the eating so I would have a chance to exit the room before they finished, she suggested a raised area to make it impossible to take great big bites.
My first thought was “What would a doggie like to see in his or her bowl?”
How about a tennis ball, or better yet three?
Bones are always appreciated.
I’ve been throwing dog food and water bowls for years with pencil drawings of bones and fire hydrants in the bottom. My first 3-d bowls had the bone, ball or squirrel pushed up from the bottom but this severely limited the depth. I now cut the shape out of the bottom of a hand thrown bowl and reattach it inside. For tennis and baseballs I use a press mold to make the ball and add it or them to the thrown bowl.
These bowls and more are available for sale in my shop. Some have sold out but I can always make another.