How to make your own snuffle mat
A snuffle mat is a toy that encourages your dog to sniff and search out treats hidden in the mat strands.
Our coaches at Dog School recommend using these tactile creations to keep dogs content and occupied.
Dogs are social, intelligent and active animals so it’s important to give them opportunities to exercise their bodies and minds.
Enrichment games, like a snuffle mat, are a great way to do this – and the best part is, you can make it yourself.
Our simple DIY Snuffle Mat is easy and cheap to make. The snuffle mat is portable for days out and machine washable too – what’s not to love?!
Simply bury tiny bits of food into the mat’s fronds, and watch your dog enjoy rooting them out using their nose and brain.
- A fleecy throw, jumper or some felt
- sharp scissors
- a rubber shower mat or outdoor rubber mat with holes.
Four simple steps to make a snuffle mat
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