Hiding treats around the house, play ‘hide and seek’ with toys, or simply start by playing ‘Guess which hand’ with their favorite treats. Using their nose like this also encourages brain power which helps your pup become smarter!
A simple game, but really this just stands for any kind of active game your dog likes to play. If they like to fetch, maybe set up a little ramp and show them how to place a ball so that it rolls away and they can fetch with themselves while you’re away!
Going to the same place every day, sometimes twice a day can get boring! For you and your dog’s sanity try switching it up! You may meet new people and discover new things.
This one is a big one. There are so many options to enrich your pet’s environment, and its especially great if your pet is home alone often. Try using interactive toys to offset boredom- like a stuffed Kong toy to keep them busy, other ‘indestructible’ toys like Nylabone. Visit us in store to find other fun, interactive toys for your pet, or search online to find a few DIY methods
Have your dog master the basic obedience commands like recall, stay, sit, drop it, come and wait. These come in handy in every day situations and in play. Teaching the basics can be super easy, or join an obedience class to learn, meet new dogs (and their people) and be a fun adventure every week.
Double time with your friend and their dog so you can catch up, and the dogs can play!
Lots of dog breeds have an affinity to water, if you don’t live near a lake set up a kiddie pool in your backyard!
Playing with the same old toys is boring! Keep your pup interested by alternating toys out. Keep a couple toys behind, and then every month or so, give them the ‘special’ toys for a week, then bring back the originals