Chill with your dog and dig out the licki mat, they are great for calming and soothing your dog in any situation. A great tool for your dogs enrichment kit
Top them with either a pet pate, squeezy cheese, tinned per food or pet safe peanut butter.
Benefits of a lickimat
Using a lick mat encourages the act of licking, which releases pleasure endorphins in your dogs brain. These endorphins can help calm dogs down in stressful situations. Lick mats can:
- Alleviate stress.
- Provide mental stimulation.
- Can be great calming/ positive reinforcing tool for activities like nail trimmings and baths
- Encourage slower eating habits.
- Create mental stimulation for dogs on restricted exercise.
Using a licki mat is a great way to observe your dogs body language.
Supervise your dog where possible, don’t forget to wash your mat out after use. I use light soap solution and a nail brush or dish brush to keep mine clean.