The Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria is pleased to announce our next event, the Sniffari!
14 May 2022
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(each Lappie will be allocated a set time to start)
Lure Coursing Area, KCC Park
655 Westernport Highway
Members: $15 per Lappie
Non-Members: $20 per Lappie
Bookings have now closed. Thank you for your interest!
What is a Sniffari?
The Sniffari is an enrichment opportunity for Lappies to sniff their way around a number of “sniff stations” on a course. There is no set course – rather, humans are encouraged to let their Lappies set their own path between the stations.
The “sniff stations” will have a range of unique smells that many dogs enjoy such as seaweed, coffee grounds, and a range of different types of animal poop.
Why is Sniffing Important?
Dogs live in a world of scent. Sniffing pee smells where other dogs have been is as interesting to them as checking social media feeds is to humans.
Sniffing all this information gives dogs a lot to think about keeping those canine brain cells working.
Allowing your dog to direct part of the FLCV Sniffari walk gives your dog a feeling of control. Everyone, including dogs, benefits from being free to make choices about what they do.
How Long Does It Take?
Each Lappie will be assigned a 15 minute time slot to explore the course, and will share that slot with 2-3 other Lappies.
If you’d like to share your time slot with another Lappie in your family, or a friend’s Lappie, please make note of this when booking. Otherwise time slots will be randomly allocated.
Please note: if possible, we ask that each person only has one Lappie at a time, to allow for maximum sniffing.
What to Bring?
- A long lead (3-5m) if you have one – a longer lead allows your Lappie more freedom and choice when selecting the next station
- Treats – reward your Lappie when they find a scent, or when they come back to you (a great chance to practice recall!)
- Poo bags – just in case