What is a Wooly™ you are wondering? Dogs love to sniff. We sniff for so many reasons, but one big one is to find our food. The Wooly builds on our natural sniffing instinct! Remember, your dog needs not only physical exercise, they need mental challenges as well!
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The PAW5 Wooly is also the Official Snuffle Mat™. One could say the Wooly is really a scent game for dogs. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell! We rely on our noses for just about everything. Bailie and Madison love to sniff through their Wooly, but waiting for Mom to get it ready is a tough job!
A Wooly can be used as a game any time, or if you have a fast eating dog, you can use it as a feeding tool. The human hides food or treats in the mat, and then the dogs forage through looking for the food. The smaller the pieces and the deeper they are hidden makes the game that much harder, but still super fun for your dog! Pieces of food will not fall through onto the floor as the back of the mat is a solid piece of fabric. The mat is hand woven from pre-consumer fabrics.
We use our mat to work on our wait command. Mom has us sit right by the mat while she hides our treats and we have to wait to be released before we can get to work. Bailie and Madison get along and do everything together, but you should always supervise your dog when they use the mat, and if your dogs are at all food aggressive, don’t have them use the same mat.
If you are thinking about how dirty the mat gets with dogs sniffing and licking in it all the time, no problem. The Wooly is machine washable and goes in the dryer too. Simply have your younger sibling handle that task for you! The little ones love to help out!
Bailie, Madison, and Mom made this short video for you to demonstrate how we use our Wooly. What about me? I don’t work for my food. Mom says I’m an odd duck, but my sisters love any kind of food puzzle.
We think every dog deserves their own Wooly! If you don’t have one, you really should get one. They are for dogs of all ages and all sizes. Unless you have a diva dog like me, I know they will love it! If you like this mat, you might also like the PAW5 Rock’n Bowl I reviewed last year!