by jon schurmeier07/27/2009
I have a weim who was a terribly fast eater--this product slowed her down markedly. the only problem was that i could not get it on a stand so she wouldn't have to bend over. eventually I fashioned a board that sits on top of her old raised stand and holds the brake-fast! very pleased!!!
Dog flips it over
This was a very thoughtful Christmas gift from a dear friend for my well-mannered, advanced obedience trained and Service Dog certified GSD.
The product does in fact slow down the pace of his eating his kibble, but the dog is far from stupid. After eating about half of his portion, he simply picked up the Brake Fast, flipped it over onto the kitchen floor, and continued to eat from there. It also is not designed to work with an elevated feeder, which is essential for large dogs. Needs to be re-engineered to be useful. Return policy does not permit return as the product has been used, which is a bad policy. Short of trying it, how would one know whether it works?? I'm very disappointed, esp. since my friend spent a substantial amount of money on this and I was delighted when my dog opened it on Christmas.
A good idea but keep in mind the size of your dogs muzzle first - I bought the large size. Oops! That's not going to work with a Greyhound with a long, slender muzzle.
I'm going to donate it to the Mastiff rescue at the Arizona Pet Fair this weekend.
This is a great bowl for those fast eaters. It did such a great job of slowing our Dalmatian when he ate that we have ordered another one for his sister.
from Bristol, RI06/16/2012
My German Shepherd Dog used to eat his food in about 15 seconds. Since I started using the Brake Fast food bowl, he's slowed down considerably which makes me feel better! It didn't bother him at all to switch bowls. I would definitely recommend this to anyone whose dog eats too quickly. My only wish would be that it came in stainless steel!
Definitely slows her down.
from Dearborn, Mi.07/17/2014
This bowl is the perfect size for our Newfie, and it works to slow her down at mealtime.
from cool, ca06/18/2013
This is a wonderful bowl for slowing down the gulping process of my lab. Not as easy to wash but worth the effort
can't try it if you don't have it
by a disappointed customer
from mission, tx02/12/2013
The product got a one star rating because that was as low as I could go...how do you rate something that you can't try!!! We ordered the brake fast food bowls. The order went through and my credit card was charged. Customer service did not bother to contact me & let me know that you didn't have the bowls. I had to contact smart pak to find out what happened to my order...how disappointing. The way it was handled was a first for me. I had always been pleased with your service...hopefully this was a one time slip up.
(the gentleman that I spoke with was pleasant...but the fact of the matter was you were advertising something that you didn't have)
Material Needs To Be Stronger
The design is great. It did slow the lab down when he ate, however, he chewed a big hole in the bowl afterwards because of the plastic construction. For the price, I would have expected something a little stronger. Stainless steel would be great and I would have been willing to spend a little more for a material that would stand up better to dogs that like to chew things.