16 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy Indoors

Looking for some easy ways to keep your dog busy?

Keeping your dog entertained can be a challenge. And trying to come up with new ideas on how to keep your dog busy can be more exhausting than actually getting up and doing it.

The Benefits of Keeping Your Dog Busy

Bored dogs get into trouble. We’re their main source of entertainment, so if we’re not giving them stuff to do they’ll come up with activities of their own — and that’s when we end up with chewed up shoes and curtains.

We’ve come up with a big list of fun indoor activities for dogs. So if you’re looking for some indoor games to play with your dog you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of 22 ways to keep your dog busy indoors.

16- Play Find The Treats With Your Dog

Nose work games are one of the easiest ways to tire out your dog. When you teach your dog some basic nose work games such as ‘find the treats’ you’re mentally tiring them out and helping them hone in on some of their natural skills. (chopped up carrots are my favorite treat to use for this game)

Grab some treats and have your dog watch as you place them around the room. Give your dog the cue to “find the treats” and encourage your dog to pick them up, remembering to praise them every time they find one. After your confident that your dog understands what “find the treats” means you can making it a bit more challenging. Have them stay in another room as you hide the treats and start hiding them in spots they have to sniff out such as under a rug.


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