If you have a dog, you know that mealtime is one of the highlights of their day. They get to bond with their favourite human companion while receiving nourishment. However, dogs are pack animals and enjoy being close to their families, which means they may not want their food bowl in the middle of the kitchen floor during the hustle and bustle of daily life.
This could cause your dog to become anxious and gulp his meal, which can lead to digestive problems. He may also become protective of his food and snap at a family member who tries to pet him while he’s eating. Generally, you can avoid such issues by keeping food and water dishes in an out-of-the-way spot reserved just for doggy dining. There, your pup can relax and savor his meal without interruption.
Pick a spot (probably uncarpeted) that will be easy to clean, since dogs can be messy eaters. We recommend putting his food bowl near his water bowl, which should always be there anyway, cleaned often, and filled with fresh water. Just be cautious if you have wood floors – you may want to put the water bowl on a waterproof mat because dogs are not tidy drinkers!