Is your dog a notorious sniffer every time you go for walkies? Sometimes it seems as if they are thinking, “wait, human… let me do a heckin’ sniff…okay I’m ready to go… WAIT! ANOTHER SMELL!” This nose dive may feel annoying, especially when every second tree is claimed territory by another dog, but letting the snout roam about will have your dog wagging their tail all the way home.
Now presenting: The Sniffari!
A Sniffari (sniffing safari) is a scent walk where your dog’s nose takes the lead. This way of walking mentally stimulates and enriches your pooch, as dogs rely on their sense of smell to piece together the environment around them. It’s also extremely fun for a dog – imagine the stories their nose is forming (“hmm, I can smell that Gerald the cat has been around these parts”).
All you need is a harness, a long lead, a safe area away from roads, and of course – your perfect pooch!