My puppy is an over-exuberant eater, and we wanted to teach her to eat more slowly. This bowl helps us do just that. She eats around the center and enjoys every bite at a proper pace. On top of that, I love the design of the bowls. I got one pink and one gray bowl, and they look nice on the kitchen floor. The rubber bottom helps keep it from slipping. I couldn't be happier with these bowls. Thanks, Jax & Bones!