Who let the dogs out – or should we say, in
Whether you’re working from home or just whiling away the time inside, your pets will be very happy to have their human around for company.
When taking your dog out for a walk isn’t an option, there are still plenty of ways to keep them entertained indoors.
Keeping your dogs entertained while stuck inside the house
A classic outdoor game, fetch is one that might just never go out of style. Dogs love to chase, and this is a game that allows them to do that.
The indoor equivalent to fetch can be adapted to any space that you have in your home. Anything from a long hallway to a living room or bedroom is enough.
Depending on the age and agility of your pup, choose a space where you can play fetch safely and still have loads of fun.
Top tip: try using a lightweight ball to prevent damage.
2. Hide and seek
A family favourite, hide and seek has been keeping kids entertained for a long time. Who knew that dogs could have so much fun playing it, too!
If your dog has trouble staying, have a family member hold onto them while you hide. When you’re ready, they can be sent off to find you!
3. Puzzle toys
There are some very cool and ingenious games invented just for dogs. Puzzle boxes and toys stuffed with our clean dog treats will keep your pooch entertained for hours.
Look for gravity-driven interactive toys that enable your pup to play solo fetch, or plush toys that are gentle on their gums and teeth.
Whatever your dog’s preference, there is a game out there for them!
4. Teach your dog some new tricks
If you’ve got all the time in the world, you can bet your dog will, too. Keeping them mentally stimulated is just as important as going outside for exercise.
Teaching your dog new tricks is a great way to keep their mind sharp. If “sit” and “stay” are already in their vocabulary, try teaching them to drop, drop and stay, roll over or wait for their food.
Once you’ve nailed the basics, move to more advanced things like opening doors, cleaning up their toys or bringing you household items like the TV remote.
Broken up into bite sized pieces, our 100% Australian clean dog treats are the perfect reward to use when teaching your furry friend new tricks.
At the end of the day, you can always Netflix and chill
After a long day of interactive games and learning new tricks, it might be time to chill out on the couch and watch some Netflix.
Whether yours is a couch dog or a floor dog, you can bring them into the living room to watch some TV with you. While the TV may not interest them, being in your company will.
Spending time with our pets at home is a beautiful thing. It is important that we be grateful for their calming companionship and the endless fun they bring.