Snuffle mats provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your pet by encouraging natural foraging behaviour. Can assist to combat boredom and slow down fast feeders by engaging your dog’s sense of smell to sniff out their food amongst the folds of fleece. Also perfect for energetic puppies and dogs on restricted exercise recovering from injury or illness.
Our mats are handmade with a heavy duty rubber base and soft polar fleece. Hand wash as required in cool water and mild detergent.
How to use:
Sprinkle a handful your dogs favourite treats on top of the mat and allow your dog to find them. If your dog starts to pull at the fleece or tries to dig, use the ‘stop’ command and point to the treats to encourage nose-work. Gradually increase the challenge by hiding treats deeper into the folds. Once your dog has mastered the skill, treats may be phased out in exchange for regular dry food (kibble) and the occasional tasty treat. Your dog will find the act of sniffing out their food self-rewarding and satisfying.
Tip: Put the mat away in between use. Your dog will learn to associate the sniffing activity with rewards!