10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Dogs

  1. Snuffle Mats Provide Mental Exercise

    These mats are fantastic for engaging a dog’s mind in play. Mental exercise tires a dog out faster than purely physical exertion, and sniffing is one of the best ways to harness your dog’s prey drive and get him thinking.

It is possible to purchase a snuffle mat or create one yourself with a rubber spout or doorway mat and bits of cloth. Hide healthy snacks at the mat and leave it out to help keep your pet busy as you’re working. Or, provide it on a rainy day as an indoor activity that engages your pet’s energy in a constructive manner. A snuffle mat was an essential part of the toolkit for living in a very small flat with a Boxer.

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