I also heard with the bigger chested dogs that are more prove to bloat that it's a good idea to add the warm water and let it sit a couple minutes. This way the food absorbs the moisture from the water and won't expand in their belly.
Hi Toni - I have a bowl called the Brake. I used it on our fast eating puppy and it really helped. I will bring it to work and you can pick it up if you want to.
The old wives tale says 1 year of a dogs life equals 7 of a humans. Actually the 1st year equals 15 of a humans. If you think about it, and if you break it down, it makes alot of sense during that first year. Just think about the terrible twos and the destructive stage about 3-4 months. About a year old and the rebel comes out and you think they forgot all the training.