Snuffle Mat for Dogs

A snuffle mat for dogs is a creative product tailored to increase your dog’s brain activity when they search for their food and treats. The mat is designed in a way to hide tiny dry foods that requires effort to locate thereby, increasing mental stimulation. Also this, in turn, increases the feeding time and leads to more physical activity.

To use it, loosely scatter a few treats on the snuffle mat and let your dog sniff through it to find their food. You can guide the dog to search for it by commanding, but after 3 or 4 sessions they should be able to search for the food on the snuffle mat calmly. We tell Blake to ‘Find it!’ and now he immediately starts sniffing!

There are a huge number of high-quality snuffle mats on the market, but we have highlighted the best ones. Join us in our search for the best snuffle mat for dogs.

1. PAW5: Wooly Snuffle Mat

Here’s a wooly snuffle mat that has a fun-to-use design, similar to blades of grass which will help to copy a natural environment where your dog has to hunt for food. Moreover, the top of the mat is made of a combination of cotton and spandex that ensures quick drying when washed.

Wooly Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Durable construction
  • Comes in a neutral grey that can blend well with your interior
  • Suitable for all dogs — any breed or size
  • Machine washable

2. Zicosy Snuffle Mat

Here’s another snuffle mat that has ideal spacing for your dog to sniff and search for their treats or dry food. The soft fabric on the top also helps to prevent face friction as opposed to a plastic bowl.

Zicosy Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Sustainably handmade with environment-friendly materials
  • Sturdy construction
  • Machine washable
  • Double stitch that ensures durability

3. SNiFFiz SmellyMatty Snuffle Mat

Here’s a high-quality snuffle mat that will be challenging for your dog to use (in a good way). Not only does it help to stimulate your pet mentally while searching for food, but it also helps them in physical stimulation with the puzzle feeder toys.

SmellyMatty Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

4. IFOYO Pet Snuffle Mat

Here’s a pet snuffle mat that is ideal for smaller breeds or puppies. It will help your puppy to improve their sense of smell when they hunt for dry food or treats. Moreover, it’s highly affordable.

Highlights:

  • Anti-slip bottom
  • Two straps that can be put under the chair to fix a position while your dog sniffs
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in a colorful flower pattern, ideal for toy rooms
IFOYO Pet Snuffle Mat

5. LIVACASA Snuffle Mat (B07ZT19LPJ)

This sturdy snuffle mat from LIVACASA is suitable for even large dogs as it is 70cm x 70 cm in a flat-laid position. It will keep your pet occupied and promote mental stimulation while they hunt for their favorite treats or food. Besides, it will also support relaxation and relieve separation anxiety.

LIVACASA Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Constructed with non-toxic and odor-free polyester
  • Foldable and portable
  • Machine washable
  • High color fastness so it won’t fade after washes
  • Design that imitates grass

6. AK KYC Snuffle Mat

Here’s a snuffle mat from AK KYC that is made of high-quality fabric, and helps to hide dog treats conveniently. Also, the plastic grit on the bottom of the mat prevents it from slipping when your dog hunts for the food. Besides, this is an affordable option.

KYC Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Durable construction
  • An alternative for an interactive toy
  • Suitable for any breed, any size
  • Wear-resistant and bite-resistant
  • Machine washable

7. AWOOF Snuffle Mat

Here’s a highly affordable snuffle mat from AWOOF that will improve your pet’s hunting skills and sense of smelling in an interactive way. Also this, in turn, will help them to release stress both indoors and outdoors. You should get this travel-friendly snuffle mat if you take your dog out for runs regularly.

AWOOF Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Dual-use; snuffle mat can be turned into a bowl
  • Anti-slip bottom
  • Constructed with environment-friendly felt cloth
  • Machine washable and dryer safe

8. DREAMSOULE Snuffle Mat

This DREAMSOULE snuffle mat is ideal for larger breeds of dogs as well as it measures 44cm x 44 cm. It’s perfect to enhance your pet’s foraging skills while keeping them occupied for a long time as it increases feeding time to a great extent as opposed to a food bowl. Besides, it’s highly affordable!

DREAMSOULE Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Constructed with non-toxic material
  • Wear-resistant
  • Anti-slip bottom
  • Machine washable and dryer safe
  • Grass-like design

9. Dandelionsky Snuffle Mat

Constructed with durable thick polyester flannel, this snuffle mat is wear-resistant and bite-resistant as well. Moreover, the time consumed to search for food in this snuffle mat will help them to release their stress and energy.

Dandelionsky Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Anti-slip bottom
  • A Portable design ensured with a hook
  • Suitable for medium-sized breeds
  • Machine washable

10. Petyoung Snuffle Mat (B082DCS39V)

This reasonable snuffle mat from Petyoung is large enough to be suitable for dogs of all sizes. Using it to provide treats or dry food will contribute to reduced agitation in the long run. Moreover, it will improve their hunting skills to a great extent while keeping their stress at check.

Petyoung Snuffle Mat

Highlights:

  • Made of high-quality polar fleece
  • Anti-skid bottom
  • Tear-resistant
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Machine washable

Overall Views on Snuffle Mats for Dogs

Snuffle mat is a useful product for all dogs but especially fast eaters. You can also use it as a distraction when you are at the groomers, or while relaxing at the park after a running session with your pet. So, go ahead and select any snuffle mat featured in this article as all of them are of excellent quality.

If you enjoyed this article on snuffle mats for dogs you might also like to read about Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzles.

Originally published at https://patterdaleterriers.co.uk on August 21, 2020.

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!

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