Fun Games to Play With Dogs Indoors

Whether it is snowing or sunshine your dog needs entertainment on a daily basis. You should take the time to give your pet enough exercise and mental stimulation to keep him occupied all day. By including some fun activities, it is possible to keep your dog in good shape both physically and mentally. There are plenty of games that you can play with your dog based on how much time you have available and how much space you have in your house. If outdoor conditions are not perfect for being outside inside games will work.

Hide and seek

The dog’s imagination can be well stimulated through the hide and seek game. You can play this game with your dog and you will both enjoy it. In order to get your dog used to this game, you should hide in locations that are easy for your dog to find you in the beginning.

You can guide the dog slowly by calling its name (if needed in the beginning). As soon as the dog reaches your hiding spot, give it hugs and kisses so that it will be excited to play the game again. With hide and seek, you can have endless hours of play and fun.

Training your dog

When you are indoors, you should devote some time for training. By going through some training exercises, you can bond with your dog. Having a well trained dog in your home is great and for a large dog it is a must. Work on sit and down stay exercises, these are very import to establish you as the master

Tug of war

This is a game that most dogs really enjoy. Keep in mind that during the game the dog should always allow you to win the tug item. Allowing the dog to win can create some aggression with certain dogs and remember that children should never play tug of war with the dog.

Retrieving

Retrieving or fetching is something that most dogs enjoy, of course some more than others. Using a squeaky toy, tennis ball or even a knotted rope throw it down a hall way and have your dog bring it back. Warning, some dogs will do this for hours. Of course there are dog that won’t do it at all.

Retrieving is a great way to exercise your dog and build a bond between the two of you at the same time.

I hope this article will help you have fun with your dog.