WHY USE A SNUFFLING MAT?
🐾 adds enrichment to pets’ lives – originally developed in The Netherlands for dogs but also great enrichment for other pets such as cats, rabbits and other small furries 🐶 🐈 🐇 🐹
🐾 engages their brain and enables them to use their natural sniffing and foraging instincts
🐾 sniffing out the dry treats or kibble is tiring and uses energy
🐾 relieves boredom
🐾 slows down fast eaters
🐾 great enrichment if they are sick, elderly or on restricted exercise
🐾 sniffing stimulates the release of calming hormones, helping to reduce stress and calm anxious or overexcited dogs
🐾 positive distraction and calming enrichment for dogs whilst settling in a pub or cafe, or during activities such as grooming
🐾 useful training tool, for example when teaching self control or settling, or can be used as a reward during general training or dog sports
HELP CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE SIZE
SMALL 25cm x 20cm – suitable for smaller dogs, puppies, cats, and small furries such as rabbits. This size is also useful as a portable mat for taking on holiday, for settling in the pub or cafe, or for use as a training aid – £10
MEDIUM 30cm x 25cm – great enrichment for dogs, cats, puppies and small furries. This snuffle mat will fit a whole kibble meal or can be topped up. 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 – £15
LARGE 35cm x 35cm – great for all dogs and cats – £20
EXTRA LARGE 50cm x 35cm – great for medium to large dogs, or if you simply want to treat your pet to a larger foraging area. Bigger is always better when it comes to snuffle mats 😊😊 – £27
HOW TO USE A SNUFFLING MAT
Give the mat a good shake before use to fluff up the fleece strips.
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 into the mat to enhance their foraging experience and increase the time it takes to snuffle out all the food.
I suggest giving the mat a good shake after use too to remove any remaining food, and pop away until next time.
WASHING YOUR SNUFFLING MAT
I suggest washing by hand. Soak in a small amount of gentle detergent in cold water (no fabric conditioner), rinse well to remove the smell of the detergent, wring out gently to remove excess water then air dry.
The fleece is machine washable at 30 degrees C so the snuffling mats can be washed on a gentle cool cycle (preferably inside an old pillow case or similar, plus added towels to balance the weight) but bear in mind that the mat will be heavy when wet so I leave it up to you whether or not you wish to wash in your washing machine.
Do not tumble dry. Leave to air dry.
All measurements are approximate overall sizes and may vary slightly from mat to mat due to being handmade. Images are to show the fleece colours; colours may vary in appearance due to screen differences.
As with all snuffle and pet products we recommend that you always supervise your pets with our products, and discard if damaged. Not chew toys.
Regularly check there are no loose strips of fleece and re-tie as required. Always check after washing.
Not for children.