Day 3 – Lickimat Time

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

Being a high drive dog Cub really enjoys his mat.

Toppings choice

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.

December 12, 2022

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