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Snuffle mats? or other dog toys?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by polishrose, May 22, 2020 at 9:53 PM.


  1. polishrose

    polishrose PetForums VIP

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    Are they good? Do your dogs like them? Are they easy to make? Saja is a very curious puppy and definitely needs some things to keep her busy.
     
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    Silverpaw PetForums Senior

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    Maci loves his snuffle mat.I didn't make it through,it was bought.He also loves his likimat. IMG_20200421_125953656_HDR.jpg
     
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    polishrose PetForums VIP

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    I just ordered a likimat actually and was wondering about the snufflemat too.Maybe I'll get one.
     
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    Teddy has numerous puzzle toys. If your dog enjoys them there are so many out there!
    He has a snufflemat he likes. His favourite things are his treat balls. Tbh he likes everything but he definitely goes for treat balls or his kong wobbler first. He has kongs too and likimat I smear banana or peanut butter on them or squeezey cheese which he loves. I think they’re great for exercising their mind which most dogs need! Especially the young and clever :D

    You can make DIY ones though just as easily. If we have a tube of Pringles or equivalent we clean it out and cut some holes in it, stick some kibble in and you have a makeshift treat ball! A cardboard box filled with tissue paper and kibble or treats is a makeshift snufflemat too. Toilet roll tubes with something yummy inside and the ends squished together are good too (sometimes you have to leave one end open until they understand the game though)
     
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    NyxTheGSD PetForums Junior

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    Ooo good idea, I'll see if I've got any spare bits and pieces I can make into diy puzzle toys!
     
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    I will be getting two for my dogs. At the moment the company that makes them is closed because of Coronavirus
     
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    I just got Nova a couple of lickimats and she loves them :)
     
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    I've got loads of puzzle and enrichment stuff for my lot. I made a really thick snuffle mat which took forever, but is really good. I want to make a slightly less complicated one too that I can wash more easily and take with me to places. Although I might just buy one that have a built in bag.
    Lickimats are good but I find there is always food stuck in the corners which annoys me! But that's a floppy silicon one, the hard plastic ones would stop that better. Kongs, treat balls, food dispenser type thingies, I use at least one every day and rotate so that they don't get the same thing every day. I also use towels and hide food in them, and have a cardboard box full of random objects like cans and bubble wrap that they snuffle around to get the food.
     
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    polishrose PetForums VIP

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    Awesome ideas thank you so much !
     
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