FLEECE COLOUR OPTIONS
Orange, Yellow, Red, White, Black, Grey, Lime Green, Emerald Green, Dark Green, Mint green, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Navy, Pale Blue, Denim Blue, Pink, Pale Pink, Coral, Wine, Purple, Lilac, Lavender and Lemon.
HELP CHOOSING THE SIZE
SMALL – is suitable for smaller dog breeds, puppies, cats, and small furries such as rabbits. This size is also useful for larger dogs as a portable mat for taking on holiday, for settling in the pub or cafe or for use as a training aid.
30cm x 35cm
REGULAR – this size is suitable for all dog breeds and will fit a whole kibble meal i.e. half of their daily kibble allowance or can be topped up.
36cm x 36cm
LARGE – if you have a large breed of dog or simply want to treat your pet to a larger foraging area you may wish to consider this size. Bigger is always better when it comes to snuffle mats 😊 😊
36cm x 66cm
All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from mat to mat due to being handmade.
WHY USE A SNUFFLE MAT?
Snuffle mats, originally developed in The Netherlands for dogs, are a great way to engage a dog’s brain and to enable them to use their natural sniffing and foraging instincts. Hiding a few pieces of dry kibble or dry treats in a snuffle mat then asking your dog to sniff them out is actually tiring for a dog, due to the huge size of their sniffing system compared to ours, and it helps to stimulate the release of calming hormones. So using a snuffle mat can help to reduce stress in an anxious dog, calm an overexcited dog or simply relieve boredom. The latter is also really useful for dogs that are sick, elderly or on restricted exercise. Another benefit for dogs who appear to ‘inhale’ their food is feeding their full meal of dry kibble hidden in a snuffle mat, rather than in a bowl, greatly slows them down. Note that although snuffle mats were developed for dogs, they are also great for other pets such as cats, rabbits and other small furry pets.
HOW TO USE A TUG and SNUFFLE MAT
If your pet is new to snuffling mats just sprinkle some tasty dry treats on the surface of the mat so that your pet can easily find them and they will quickly learn that snuffling results in food. Gradually hide the treats further and further into the mat to enhance their foraging experience and increase the time it takes them to snuffle them all out.
As with all snuffle products and toys we recommend that you always supervise your pets with our products. Regularly check there are no loose strips of fleece.