fabric food foragers for your best friend

FAQ

 

Who is the PickPocket suitable for?

The PickPocket is suitable for most dogs and puppies for mental stimulation and emotional well-being. It is especially therapeutic for dogs on restricted exercise, for senior dogs or those with sensory impairment, and foraging can help to calm anxious dogs.

 

What are PickPockets useful for?

  • Husbandry – occupy your dog while you groom, trim nails and inspect ears etc
  • Distraction – encourage foraging to interrupt unwanted behaviour such as barking
  • Crate training – hang in your dog’s crate for foraging fun

 

Can my dog be alone with a PickPocket?

It is not recommended you leave your dog or puppy alone with a PickPocket. All dogs should be supervised and some very determined dogs may destroy or ingest fabric if left unsupervised. Please seek veterinary advice if you have any concerns.

 

How do I first introduce a PickPocket?

Clever dogs may paw, bite or shake the PickPocket to reach the treats. To teach foraging skills:

  1. Lay the PickPocket on the floor with the pockets facing your dog, and open each one to form a dome.
  2. Hide treats for your dog to find – you can lure your dog to the pocket by holding a treat 1cm from his nose for him to follow and then placing the treat in the pocket.
  3. As 1. but flatten the pockets to make access harder.
  4. Tie the PickPocket to a crate, pull the pockets open and hide treats in the two lower rows of pockets. Finally, hide treats in all the pockets with them flattened down.