I have heard a couple of you mention something called a buddy ball or something along that line. Is this what you are talking about? http://www.jefferspet.com/busy-buddy-kibble-nibble/p/J9-K9/ I am looking for something for one of our puppies( Sparky, almost 6 months). He is shall we say - extremely aware of any food that exists in the world. He doesn't gulp his food down, but always wants more. We measure out how much they get per day and give them so long to eat in the morning. Once they seem done it gets put up and the rest is given to them later in the day. Every dog has their own bowl and own "spot" they eat at, although there is reasonable sharing sometimes. He Knows where the bowl is and will spend half the day barking at it or whining. Or if his is gone and he smells the bichon's food (she is a slow eater and needs 2 meals to get done) he will whine at that. He is not remotely underweight nor underfed. He just food. Anywho - back to the buddy ball thing. I am wondering if this would be a good thing for him. It would occupy him and he would still be getting his kibble. I could put just some of his food in it, and the rest in a bowl. We already take bowls and put them upside down with treats under them for them to hunt for. Don't even get me started on trying to train his with treats - he is so over -motivated by food he forgets everything else and just focuses on the fact that you have food.