Enrichment helps reduce anxiety

If you have an anxious dog who makes you feel guilty or becomes distressed or even destructive when you leave them at home alone, use a Snuffler (Snuffle Mat) to distract them and turn an otherwise stressful experience into a positive one.

We have a 12 year old Spoodle who can no longer run with our younger dog, particularly on hot days. This means we have to leave Sam behind a couple of days each week and he lets us know how disappointed he is as we leave…unless we give him a Snuffler. Now we break up a couple of rice cakes and scatter them throughout Sammy’s Snuffler and he happily snuffles away as we leave…I swear he almost looks forward to us heading out!

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