In-home independent product test. Product: Dog Whisperer Non-Skid Placemat Dog Info: Labrador Retriever. 103lb. Eating Temperament: Calm Findings: Bowl slid across entire mat. Noticed upward curling of mat. In each test, both dogs were calm eaters and the bowl and mat still slid easily. I am assuming if a dog was a power eater, the sliding and skidding would be more pronounced.