8. Treat Hunts
Playing a game of treasure hunt is another way to harness your dog’s sense of smell. You can use high-value treats or kibble, or, if you want to watch their waistline and they are very toy motivated, you could hide their favourite toys instead.
9. Teach Your Dog to Put His Toy’s Away
If your dog already knows cues for ‘take it’ and ‘drop it’, then you could up the ante and get them to tidy away their toys.
10. Teach Toy Names
11. Hide and Seek
“Hide and Seek” is a fun indoor game that many dogs love. It can also strengthen your bond and even improve your pet’s recall.
This may seem like an unusual choice! But introducing a regular grooming schedule, even if you have a short-haired dog, can be a great bonding experience. It can also help your pet to relax during physical contact.
13. Play Tag
You’ll need two people for this game – but it can be a lot of fun!
14. Bring Out High-Value Toys
It’s a good idea to rotate your dog’s toys to help keep them stimulated and engaged.
15. Reinforce Basic Obedience Commands
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook basic commands. Without regular practice, these can get a little rusty.
16. Indoor Obstacle Courses
Even if your dog has never tried an agility class, you can create a fun little course in your home. This can build confidence, work on balance and body awareness and, above all, it can be great fun for your dog.