Keeping your dog entertained indoors can be a great challenge for many people. Trying to think of new ways to keep your dog entertained may be more tiring than actually doing it. Dogs who are bored tend to get into trouble. If we don’t give them something to do, they will start coming up with their own activities such as chewing up the curtains and shoes. Playing with your dog often can decrease the likelihood of developing destructive habits such as chewing and excessive barking. Read on to learn more about some fun ways to keep your dog entertained indoors!
Play A Game Of Find The Treats
Playing a nose work game is one of the best ways to tire out your dog. When you teach your dog to play ‘find the treats’ you will mentally tire them and train their natural skills as well. Grab some treats and let your dog watch you as you leave them around the room. You can use treats such as chopped up carrots. Give your dog the cue to start finding the treats and encourage your dog to pick them up, praising them when they find one. You can even start to make it more challenging by having them stay in another room when you hide the treats and also hide the treats in spots such as under a rug where they have to sniff out.
Play Interactive Games
You can try playing interactive games such as puzzle games, fetch and also tug. Interactive games are a great way to give your dog mental stimulation. If you want to play fetch indoors, do use a lightweight ball so that you don’t break anything. A game of tug will be fun for dogs and will help to train their impulse control and manners. It is a great workout for them too.
Teach Your Dog A New Trick
There is always a new trick that you can teach your dog to do. They can learn to jump through a hoop or weave through your legs. If you need some ideas, you can check out a list of dog tricks online. Does your dog know some tricks already? One of the best parts of trick training is that you can always improvise to make it more challenging. When your dog knows how to do some tricks, you can increase its difficulty level or combine them into new tricks.
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