It’s almost been a year since Cookie and Biscuit came into our lives, and six months since Smudge walked in.
As you know they are three miniature dachshunds and being a gun dog they love to follow and scent and find something. After having some dog training I was recommend to get a Ruffle Snuffle Mat and I have to say that it is the greatest decision I made this month.
Cookie especially needs to be stimulated and he becomes a lot more worn out from mental games than physical exercise. We have lots of squeaky toys but he still hasn’t quite grasped the concept that if I throw the ball he needs to bring it back for me to throw it again. So I ordered a Ruffle Snuffle Mat.
First of all I love the fact that I got updates via Facebook on the dispatch and delivery of the item, brilliant idea as a lot of us are on social media more than our emails.
The Ruffle Snuffle Mat has lots of felt folds that are perfect for hiding crumbled treats in so that Cookie and go and search and use his nose to find food. He will spend a good 20-30 minutes making sure he has found every tiny little smidgen of food. What I also love about ti is I can put Cookie’s regular Kibble in the Snuffle mat as he usually bolts his food, this slows him down and makes him work for it.
They have lots of options for colours but I went for the Confetti colouring which is lots of bright colours all mixed together. It’s made for high quality fleece material and it’s not huge so could easily fit in a rucksack for easy portability. It can also be washed at 30 degrees to keep it fresh and clean.
It’s great if it rains as this is something that can keep Cookie mentally stimulated inside.
It’s so great I went and brought Smudge and Biscuit one to keep at their house! They also love it!
So let’s ask the puppies what they thought:
Cookie – “I love sniffing and finding every last drop” ★★★★★
Biscuit – “Although sometimes my brothers steal the bits I find I love the game and drag the mat into my crate to keep it away from the others!” ★★★★★
Smudge – “I’m still getting to grips with my nose but the snuffle mat is super tasty and I love digging to find more of the food at the bottom!” ★★★★★