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Fun Mental & Physical Activities To Keep Your Dog Busy

During quarantine, you need to learn indoor activities that will help you kill time. And why not choose an activity that will help you and your dog blow off steam?

Play The Which Hand Game

This game will improve your dog’s sense of scent. You just place a treat in one of your hands, close your fists and let your dog choose a hand when you hold them out in front of him/her. If they can choose correctly, give them the treat, if they can’t don’t discourage them, try a few times more.

Teach Your Dog to Chase Bubbles

This activity is simple, yet very entertaining! We still do not know why dogs love bubbles so much, but since they do, why not play with it?

Play the Shell Game

For this game, you need at least three cups and a treat. Put the treat under one of the cups, shuffle the cups, and encourage them to find the treat! The game is fun and a mental exercise! It’s one of the best dog games!

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Teach Your Dog to Help You With Chores

He/she can help you by opening the fridge or fetching something (like your slippers) for you. Believe it or not, dogs love having a job to do! We all know dogs need physical activity to stay healthy, let’s combine that need with your needs!

Teach Them To Go Find Their Toys

First, teach your dog the names of the toys, and make them “go find” it. It’s not very easy, but it will be a physical as well as mental activity!

Play a Game of Tug of War

A classic is a classic for a reason! It’s a great activity that stimulates mentally and physically. And since tug of war doesn’t require a lot of space, you can easily play it indoors.

Play Hide & Seek

Another classic! You don’t need us to describe to you how to play hide and seek, just command your dog to stay or distract them while you go hide and let the fun begin! It’s one of the best games for dogs!

Play Some Puzzles

Fun and instructive. You can purchase a puzzle toy for your dog or you can google “DIY dog puzzle” and find ideas like putting tennis balls into a cake tray!

Teach Your Dog a New Trick

It’s hard, we know, but we know you have nothing to do! So, it’s time to teach your dog some new tricks! They can weave through your legs or jump through a hoop, you can teach him/her, we believe in you!

Play A Game Of Fetch

If you aren’t feeling energetic a lot, just throw your dog’s favorite ball, and wait fort hem to return it. If you have a small house playing the game of fetch indoor may be a problem so make sure there is nothing fragile or something that your dog can trip over. If you have a large enough hallway or living room, you are set!


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