Pouring outside and your dog's disappointed because she can't go out? We have a few ideas for indoor play and to keep them busy and entertained.
1. DIY a dog toy out of old stuff
Do you have any clothes or socks that you want to throw away? You could use these unwanted fabric to DIY your own unique dog toy.
We have an abundance of long socks which we don't wear and we will tie them up with various knots at different points to create a toy for our dog. She absolutely loves playing tug of war with the socks. Probably seems like a new toy whenever the knots are different.
2. Play the "Go Find" game
How to play:
a) Bring your dog to go to 1 designated corner and ask her to stay.
b) Then take out some yummy treats and place them strategically around your house, all the while making sure your dog is not peeping at you.
c) Return to your dog and tell her to go find and she will scurry around the house looking for treats.
This is our dog's favourite game and we play it almost every day, and she never seems to get bored of it. Although we have already ran out of locations to hide those treats, she still plays the game like it is the first time.
This might take a few tries to make it work but once your dog knows how the game goes, trust me, it will be awesome for both you and your dog. And it is good for mental stimulating!
3. Play fetch at home
This game is not only great for outdoor, it is also great indoor! Just make sure they do not knock things over in their frenzy rush and remember to use a soft toy in case you throw it on breakable furnitures accidentally.
4. Play catching around the house
Sometimes we just go back to old school and start chasing the dog around the house, or let the dog chase you around the house.
You might need a little bit of space and obstacles to enhance the challenge, but be careful of knocking things over or injuring yourself. This is awesome because you and your dog will both get to exercise. Our dog prefers to be chased rather than chasing us though - maybe because she is a female?