Featuring a thick rubber mat with hand-cut and tied fabric. Can be tossed into a pillowcase and put in the washer on cold, hang to dry.
Dogs investigate their world through
one of their main sense, their nose. These mats provide the opportunity to forge and sniff. Simply hide treats or food within the fabric and let them use their nose! Click Learn More for more details.
Snuffle Mats are great for cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs to name a few.
WARNING: Always supervise your pet while using their Snuffle Mat.
Check out Ahsoka using her Snuffle Mat
First, have your dog sit or lay down. Load up your Snuffle Mat, have your dog wait calmly while you do this. Feel free to spend a few minutes practicing, as this can be very hard at first and makes a perfect teaching opportunity for leave it or wait.
This will teach your dog patients, tolerance to frustration and calmness
Place high-value treats (liver treats work great) within the fabric. It's a good idea to place a few treats on the top of the fabric, start easy. We want this to be a rewarding fun experience for them!
Release your dog using your release word, FREE, GO, or TAKE IT, try to avoid using okay. Make sure your dog is in a calm state before releasing them. Teaching them to get rewarded for being CALM
Use encouraging words like NICE, GOOD JOB and YES while they search for treats. Don't be afraid to point out treats, Remember you want them to succeed.