Keeping a dog active, engaged and entertained is important for health and mental wellbeing as well as keeping their behaviour in check. Here are 4 great suggestions you can try if you and your dog are housebound.
- Vary the Type of Game
Trying different types of indoor games such as fetch or tug keeps your dog engaged and interested. Increase the level of difficulty by the type of toy you use.
- Make Dinner Time a Puzzle
Instead of feeding your dog from a bowl, why not use a ‘dog activity game’ like this food puzzle? It combines a challenge, fun and engagement with a tasty reward. You could also try a toy stuffed with treats, skipping it across the floor and challenging your dog to find it.
- Create an indoor course
Depending on how much space you have, an indoor agility curse allows you to teach your dog how to jump through o hula hoops, or weave around obstacles such as dining chairs and use a blanket as a tunnel. Make sure you reward your dog with some tasty treats for their hard work.
- Obedience Training
Create a few quick training sessions (5-10 minutes) every day to reinforce basic commands such as sit, down, stay, drop and come here.
We hope you find these tips helpful. Let us know how you keep your pooch active indoors by commenting below.