I tested the Aïkiou® on my dogs and can confirm that it stimulates them as they figure out how to get to the food under the wheel and behind the different doors. This product therefore helps meet part of your dog’s daily food hunting needs in addition to helping prevent digestion problems by slowing the rate of food ingestion.
[one_fourth] [/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [testimonial name=”Dr.Joël Dehasse ” website=” ” company=”Veterinary Behaviourist “] According to Dr. Joël Dehasse, Veterinary Behaviourist and internationally recognized author and speaker:
Dogs need an average 3 to 5 hours of activity each day. Sadly, this need is not met in 80% of family pets living in the city. Any type of complementary activity would be welcome. The most effective activities revolve around food: chewing a bone or a treat-stuffed rubber toy (Kong) or playing a challenging food game, as offered by the Aïkiou®. I talk at length about this product on my site and in my latest books, including Mon chien est heureux (Odile Jacob 2009) and Tout sur la psychologie du chien (Odile Jacob 2009). For your dog’s wellbeing, I recommend that you provide fun, enjoyable and stimulating activity… The Aïkiou can help you do so.
[one_fourth] [/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [testimonial name=”Patrice Robert ” website=” ” company=”Dog Behaviouralist “] After our meeting and the presentation of your Aïkiou bowl, I would like to reiterate my interest in your project. The behavioural enrichment of pets is often overlooked by owners and canine professionals. Luckily, things are changing thanks to products like yours.
The Aïkiou bowl’s design integrates sought-after elements that allow dog owners to keep their animals busy in the framework of their daily activities. I will not hesitate to recommend your product to anyone wanting to improve the well-being of their dog or cat.
[one_fourth] [/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [testimonial name=”Marilyn Tremblay ” website=” ” company=”Dog Behaviouralist “] The Aïkiou bowl, what an interesting product! As the owner of a dog centre (boarding, boutique, grooming and obedience training), I can tell you that this product will be great for many people and their dogs. I am often asked how to keep dogs from eating too quickly. Placing balls in their bowl can help, but too often, the solution is only temporary. Being very smart animals, dogs quickly learn to remove the balls before eating.
I believe that the Aïkiou bowl can have other uses. Since our centre uses only positive training methods and we encourage the dogs to take initiative, it could be very useful, especially in our puppy pens. I will gladly use it to check a puppy’s level of curiosity, patience and willingness to learn and then to develop its independence. I intend to purchase several of these bowls for the dogs we board. The Aïkiou could be a good solution for certain dogs that get bored and look for things to do while waiting their turn to go outside.
[one_fourth] [/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [testimonial name=”Danielle Gauthier ” website=” ” company=”Dog Behaviouralist “] Finally, dogs get to use their brains while having fun! Introducing a brand new innovation in the dog world! The Aïkiou bowl is made of sturdy plastic with several compartments in which to place food. The goal is to have your dog work his brain while eating his meals. It’s really fantastic! The dog uses his sense of smell to find the food and uses his nose or paws to move the little doors and turn the wheel to access it. It is both a bowl and a toy and all dogs love it!
As a dog trainer, I highly recommend this product to stimulate your dog’s brain. All too often, dogs are left to their own devices without any mental stimulation. Dogs love to hunt and sniff. The Aïkiou fulfils both of these needs. I will definitely recommend this product in my canine consultations and obedience training classes. Congratulations on this wonderful Quebec invention!