The Sartorial Dog Snuffle Mats.
These Snuffle Mats are handmade in Perth, Western Australia by The Sartorial Dog company, and are a fantastic alternative to plastic treat-dispensing toys. Available in a range of fantastic colours, your dog will love snuffling for treats or food in these mats.
What is a snuffle mat?
A snuffle mat is a great mental enrichment tool for your dog that you can incorporate into meal times. It works with dry kibble and treats, wet foods, raw meat, vegetables, fruits, etc. You can use a mixture to keep things interesting.
So how does it work?
A snuffle mat is made using polar fleece and a heavy-duty rubber mat. It works best when you give it a good shake or fluff upside down before use, allowing the fleece to loosen up.
Snuffling or foraging for food is instinctive for dogs. Start simple by placing some food on top of the mat to introduce your dog to it. As your dog becomes more interested and experienced, you may hide food in between the fleece, drop them into the smaller holes, or fold the fleece over them.
Why is it good for my dog?
· It is mentally stimulating and promotes constructive behaviours whilst preventing boredom.
· Snuffing/sniffing is a soothing action for dogs – this can help to create a calm and positive environment for excitable dogs, as well as keep them focused on a task.
· Self-rewarding and fantastic for food-driven dogs.
· Effective for slowing down fast eaters and preventing bloating.
· Great for dogs with physical exercise restrictions due to illness, injury, or age.
· A creative and practical option on days when play and training are restricted to indoors.
– 40cm x 35cm
(Please select option A, B, C or D)
A – Peach, purple and grey
B – Cream, navy, and green
C – Rainbows
D – Pineapples
How do I clean it?
It is advisable that the mat is washed after every use if you use wet foods or raw meats; if not, it may be washed as and when necessary. You may either hand wash it with cold water and mild detergent or machine wash it in a wash bag, on a gentle/delicate cycle in cold water. Hang it upside down on a line to air dry. Do not use bleach or iron it.
What else do I need to know?
Dogs must always be supervised when using any enrichment toy/tool, including a snuffle mat. It is important to monitor your dog so it doesn’t chew off and/or eat the fleece or rubber base. In the event it happens, remove the fleece or rubber from their mouths immediately and seek medical attention if necessary. Always keep the mat in a safe place when not in use or if it becomes damaged.
The Sartorial Dog Snuffle Mats are currently handmade to order, orders are ususally shipped within 3-5 business days. We will notify you about the progress of your order, if you have any questions we are happy to help.