What is a Snuffle Mat
A snuffle mat is an interactive toy that provides entertainment, enrichment, and mental stimulation for dogs by allowing them to hunt through the material finding the hidden treats that you place in advance of the game.
Snuffle mats are a great way to help your dog relieve boredom and expend the built up energy they have. The game can be made very easy to start with and by hiding less treats, the dog has to work harder to find them utilising their natural instincts.
The snuffle mats are normally made from a rubber base with fleece tied to the base. The best quality mats will have no rubber showing on the top of bottom. The more fleece on the mat means the more hiding places for the treats.
Scientifically proven to enhance your dog’s mental and physical well-being
“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)