Indoor Games for Dogs

Do you feel that your dog gets constantly bored indoors? It can be annoying when it gets colder and wetter outside and you can’t always take them outside to play. In that case, your dog will appreciate some extra exercise indoors. Here are some fun games for dogs that you can play:

Treasure Hunt

This is what dogs really love and also helps the brain to get actively stimulated. A great example is to let the dog wait in one room, while you hide a Beeztees Sumo toy in the other room, then call the dog to find it.

Some dogs can spend a while looking for their toy and thus get enough exercise for the rest of the day. Even though it can be a bit noisy, it’s a lot of fun to watch.

Exercise with the dog

Training together is always more fun than alone! Put down your book or magazine and turn off the PC. Wake the dog up and drive him crazy with a toy.

Leg weaving is a perfect indoor game, and if you have enough space you can even make an 8 figure. The intention is for your dog to walk between your legs, then take a step forward and then walk back through your legs.

With an 8 figure, you stand with your legs wide and let the dog walk between your legs in the shape of an 8. This way you can get your dog tired and also practice agility training.

Find the Treat

Out of all the games for dogs, this is the one they might love the most. One easy way to challenge your dog’s mind is to play a simple ‘sens of smell’ game, called find the treats. Find the treats is easy to play, and it’s a fun way for dogs to use some of their natural sniffing and scavenging abilities.

Keep in mind that although dog’s have an excellent sense of smell that doesn’t mean they’ll automatically use it right away when playing this game. If they’re not used to sniffing things out it’ll take a little practice, that’s why gradually increasing the difficulty of where you hide the treats is ideal.

Dog Puzzles

Use a fun puzzle to help stimulate your dog’s brain. They will stay busy working out how to get their yummy treats out, knowing it will pay off in the end.

While it’s nice to keep your dog busy indoors with fun games, at the end of the day, nothing can substitute running outside through puddles or leaves. It’s important that dogs get a good dose of fresh air every so often.