Dogs have acutely tuned hearing as well as razor sharp appetites.
Normally, when dogs hear their bowls being rattled during dinner preparation, a Pavlovian chorus of barking and yapping ensues.
Today’s invention aims to limit that by training each dog to respond only to the appearance of his/her particular bowl.
This is achieved by making dog bowls with a tuning fork cut into the side wall.
Each bowl would have a name printed on the side, as well as a fork tone unique to that dog.
A dog owner can flick the tuning fork and alert only one dog that their dinner is en route.
This can be used as a training aid in the same way as personalised whistles are applied.