A toy to keep your dog entertained.
Do you have a snuffle mat for your dog? The snuffle mat consists of fleece strips tied on to a rubber mat with holes in it. The loose ends of the fleece are on top and provide the hiding spots for the treats A Snuffle Mat toy provides the dog with an opportunity to sniff and search for hidden treats. If you feed dry dog food, you can feed your dog all or part of his meal in a snuffle mat. Machine washable, they are available on-line.
Just a couple of caveats: Don’t leave your dog unsupervised if s/he may destroy the mat. And remove it when your dog is finished eating.
To see how to use the snuffle mate, enjoy these videos of Wendy loading it and Dharma emptying it.
You can also use a wide variety of Puzzle Toys that are both entertaining and mentally enriching. These items are available on-line from several websites. As with the Snuffle Mat, don’t leave your dog alone with these toys.
This was originally published as “All Dogs Alchemy”: Ideas to help get through the Covid quarantine.