The Buster Activity Mat Task Rat Trap allows you and your dog to work interactively and to challenge and stimulate your dog mentally at the same time.
The Rat Trap task is designed to be used with the basic Buster Activity Mat (not included), and is a 2-in-1 task consisting of an oblong bag which is attached to the mat by means of a press stud in each corner. Within this bag is a smaller bag. The task is attached to the mat by means of 4 press studs on the back of the rat trap. You can hide treats in the bags to reward your dog when they solve the puzzle, and there are 3 ways you can set the task up, depending on how difficult you want to make things:
- The smaller bag is closed with the Velcro. The smaller bag also has a ‘tail’ which allows the dog to pull it from the outer bag
- The ‘tail bag’ is loosely placed on the mat
- The ‘tail bag’ is placed in the bigger bag, with the”tail” sticking out. You can choose either to let the dog open the small bag or make the dog give it to you and then give the dog a treat.
Activity level: Medium
Washing instructions: Wipe with a damp cloth.
It is important that your dog always succeeds at the tasks. Do not yell at your dog or show any other kind of negative reactions. Be positive and praise the dog when it is working well with the task. Note that it is the process of solving the task that is meant to be the challenge for the dog. It is not important whether or not your dog can solve the task right away.
Always supervise your dog, and never leave them unattended with this activity toy. Do not let your dog bite or chew the toy. This toy is made for dogs and is not suitable for children.
This task is designed to be used with the basic Buster ActivityMat.