Thursday, November 3, 2016

PAW5 Wooly: Snuffle Mat Review & Giveaway!


Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a fantastic week! Today I'm really excited to share a new product with you! You guys all know how much I like promoting puzzle toys and enrichment for dogs and I was super excited when PAW5 asked me to test out and review their newest product! The PAW5 Wooly is their "official" snuffle mat! What is a snuffle mat you ask? Read on to find out!

The PAW5 Wooly is the newest way to provide environmental enrichment for your dog. It engages your dog's powerful sense of smell as they snuffle, snort and sniff their way through dinner! The wooly combines their natural foraging instincts with their dinner to keep their minds busy and entertained by using their most powerful tool: their nose!


  • Encourages natural foraging skills
  • Simply Challenging: Easy-to-fill and fun-to-use design
  • Fully machine washable
  • Handwoven from pre-consumer fabrics
  • Perfect for any breed, any age, any size
  • Sustainably handmade from upcycled materials
  • Durable construction



A dog's greatest gift is their nose - it's thousands of times more powerful than our own, because dogs evolved as natural foragers - finding morsels of food among grass, bushes, and brush.  Engaging your dog in this natural scent-driven scavenger hunt during mealtime makes them happier, healthier, and enriches their day! PAW5 products are designed exclusively for dogs and their unique natural needs.


Zoe and Phoenix have both been having a fantastic time using the PAW5 wooly for their mealtimes and I've also been using it for training! It's very easy to drop a few treats in the Wooly and then as they finish the last treat, I recall them away from it. As they get really good at this, I will start to call them away before they are finished with the food. It's a simple and easy technique to get some recall practice in, especially on rainy days! I was taught this technique by my mentor at work but Kikopup also has a video on it and you can find that here: Kikopup: Come When Called


When the PAW5 Wooly is not in use for the dogs, I store it in it's original shipping box and it doubles as an awesome cat bed! My cats have actually been fighting over who gets to use it as a bed. This was not PAW5's intended use for this thing but it's pretty funny and I figured you guys would get a laugh out of this! I sure did! All the animals at my house are enjoying the PAW5 Wooly in some way or another. It's a fantastic way to give dogs enrichment and a great training tool as well. I would recommend checking the PAW5 Wooly out!

I would like to offer a chance for one of our readers to win a PAW5 Wooly. The giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. The giveaway will run through the next week and I will contact the randomly selected winner by email. See the widget for the full terms. Good luck!

19 comments:

  1. Madison just got a homemade version of this from a friend in Germany and she loves it. It keeps her busy for a long time.

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  2. My dogs love puzzle toys because they involve food! I'd have to try the recall game because I know it will be hard to pry their noses out of the thing!

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  3. Which treats make the mat most appealing to the cats? Too funny!

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  4. Now this is way cool. Good work too.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the girls. ☺

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  5. Whaaaaat this thing looks way better than anything I could DIY. How fun. I would totally use this for agility... Riko has a bad tendency to over-watch other dogs playing, this might keep him in his own mental zone. :) Elli would likely pick it up and dump it, which would also be hilarious, so maybe!

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  6. Very cool! My pup loves toys and would be very entertained by this one.

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  7. Yes my dogs love puzzle and they would use the Paws Wooly!

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  8. Our dog loves puzzles, and I know he would love this!

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  9. We would love checking that out with our own paws!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. What a cool thing! I think both the dogs and Salem would enjoy this.

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  11. I've seen a few other dogs testing this out and it looks great! Bar loves to Paw5 bowl we have, so I'm sure she'd love this, too, but I have a feeling Soth would be claiming it as a kitty bed any time he got the chance ;)

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  12. I have to say, I love that photo of Phoenix & Zoe, they're so adorable together! This is such a cool product, great contest.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  13. Being a BRILLIANT Sheltie, Dakota LOVES puzzle toys and yep I would use it for training and enrichment! (Enrichment definitely!) DakotasDen

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  14. That looks like a great toy and training tool!

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  15. I just saw the questions... My dogs love puzzle toys but they tend to break the rules ;) I'd use it for both play and training.

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  16. That looks like a lot of fun. The cats always have to get in on the action in some way, don't they? :)

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  17. My dogs love puzzle toys and I would use the mat not only for enrichment, but also for when they have to stay in place.

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  18. I have not tried puzzle toys yet but I need to try them. Could you use this for dogs who eat too fast or is it just for treats and training? Looks like a great product.

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  19. One of my sweet dogs loves puzzle toys! she is very smart and able to take on the challenge. my beagle baby however, isn't as smart and isn't able to complete them.

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