Make a Sniffing Mat for our Dogs

Sniffing Mat

Supplies and Tools:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Plastic sink mat (optional)

Make a Sniffing Mat from a T-shirt:

  1. Cut straight across from underarm to underarm on t-shirt, separating the collar and sleeves from the body of the shirt. Cut the t-shirt front and back apart to make two rectangles/squares. One rectangular piece will be the mat. A plastic sink mat (found at most discount and dollar stores) can also be used for the base.
  2. On the “mat’, cut 1”slits in multiple rows. The closer together the slits, the fuller the mat will be.
  3. With the all the remaining piece of t-shirt, cut or tear 5-6” strips.
  4. Tie the strips into the slits making fringe. If using a plastic sink mat, simply tie a strip securely through each hole in the sink mat.