Just because you don’t have a “working” dog, doesn’t mean your dog doesn’t love to be busy! No matter your dog’s age, breed, or size, all dogs have a natural desire to engage in enriching mental and physical activities. Leave them to their own devises and they’ll likely find self-chosen activities, potentially leading to destruction in your home.
The SnuffleMutt snuffle mat interactive work to eat dog toy provides entertainment, enrichment, and mental stimulation for dogs as they search, sniff, and snuffle their way to find the hidden treats you place in advance.
Snuffle mats are a great way to help your dog relieve boredom and expend energy – all while keeping them entertained and you sane!
“Our research shows that the slow process of methodically searching and reaching for food, combined with the mental focus needed to do so, causes the digestive track to secrete more enzymes, resulting in greater chemical reaction within the body while breaking down foods. Brain scans were taken throughout the entire eating time [a 15 minute average] and we were blown away. We were shocked by the success of the results, and quickly began using this new method for all of our treatments.”
-The Calgary Association of Digestive Health and Research (CADHR)
The SnuffleMutt snuffle mat dog toy helps defeat boredom and decrease stress, which means less chance of your dog becoming frustrated, anxious, or destructive… potentially leading to undesirable behavior problems and owner stress.
Providing your dog with an appropriate outlet for his or her excess energy will not only tire him or her out, but challenge your dog’s mind and increase confidence levels. A satisfied, less-stressed dog, means a happier, less-stressed owner.
As with any dog toy (food dispensing, interactive work-to-eat, or other), your dog should be supervised when he/she is enjoying the SnuffleMutt snuffle mat. Always monitor your dog’s interaction with the mat to ensure they are using it appropriately and not eating or ingesting the fleece or rubber mat. Remove the snuffle mat and put away in a safe place when the treats are gone and the mat is not in use, or if any part becomes loose, detached, or damaged. For pet use only.