4 Simple and Fun-filled Winter Games to Play with your Dog

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Every dog owner wants his furry pal to be fit and healthy. But things like weather are never in our control. There are certain dogs that are thunder phobic while others cannot bear extreme heat or cold. But the weather does not have to control the exercise regime of the furry companion. And if you have a high energetic dog, chances are that you have already gone through the repercussions of skipping your dog’s daily exercise. Remember that bored dogs always tend to get in trouble because they normally eat couches, shoes and trash cans. But don’t worry as we have a solution for that. Now you can play these indoor games to tire your doggy out:

Indoor Fetch

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If you don’t mind your furry companion running through the house at full speed chasing a tennis ball down the steps or hallway, indoor fetch can be an important game to burn the excessive energy of the dog. If you already own a high energy dog, chances are that you might have already seen this behavior. Remember, tossing a tennis ball down the hallway or across the room is as much fun as throwing it in a backyard. You can occasionally ask your doggy to find the ball by sniffing it out when it ends up getting out of the sight.

Tricks & Treats

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Training exercises are a great way to spend quality time with your dog indoors. Dogs that are intelligent will try to benefit from the time spent on learning and practicing new tricks. If you run out of ideas, just grab a book of simple dog books or look up ideas online. During the rainy days, you might be able to teach your furry pal to fetch your slippers and get you a soda from the fridge.

Hide & Seek

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This is an old fashioned game wherein you hide and your doggy finds the toy that you have hidden. While it is not possible for you to ask your doggy to count till twenty or hundred to wait to search for you or his toys. You can ask your friend or family member keep your doggy occupied for a few minutes while you hide or stash some of his toys. When you have hidden the toy call your doggy and see how long he takes to find it. When the pup finds the toy reward him with a treat or affection. You can even assist your furry pal to search for the toy when he is finding it difficult to find it.

The Three Cup Game

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This is a great game wherein you put three cups and line them up in a row in front of the pooch. To begin with, put a treat under one of the cups while your pooch is watching. Give him the OK when he shows you the right cup. When he selects wisely praise him and let him have the treat. Once your dog understands the game you can make it more challenging by mixing the cups around after you place the treat.

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