Our dog has always received her food from activation toys instead of a regular bowl. We have various different options from Kong Wobbler to balls where you can put the food in. However we absolutely LOVE this toy. It is very easy to load and the fact that it has flat surfaces means that it does not roll under the sofa (unlike similar balls). I also like the size, as it is more than sufficient for our dog's food and there is no chocking hazard (we have a 30kg retriever).