1. Games with toys
There are various game types that you can play with your pet, including games with toys. Direct your dog’s energy onto a toy that is appropriate for his size. There are many cool dog toys that you will be attracted to as well.
2. Begging and crawling
Start by having your dog lie down and then while holding a treat ask your pup to crawl. Then move around the room keeping the treat at the same distance from your dog. Using this same technique, have your dog sit, facing you. Hold out his favorite treat and ask him to beg. He will probably lift his front feet off the ground. These types of exercises develop dog’s balance and also abdominal muscles.
3. Find it
This is a good exercise for your dogs’ mental health. It is the ‘’find it’’ game. This is a two person game that starts with holding your pet’s collar. Then someone keeps a treat in front of the dog’s nose and after a few minutes hides it in a near location. After hiding the treat, give your dog the signal to ‘’find it’’. After a few practice sessions, he will find the treat wherever it was hidden.
4. Tug of war
The tug of war is actually mental and physical exercise for your dog. At first you must choose a proper dog toy that is made out of robber or a similar material. While starting the game you must pick up the toy and encourage your dog to also pick it up.
5. Teach new tricks
Teaching new tricks is another way to challenge dog’s mind as well as his body. Start with common tricks, such as sit, beg, lie down and then it will be easy to progress more complicated tricks.
6. Walks and runs
Regular walks, runs and games of fetch are needed to sustain the well-being of your dog.
Swimming is also a great activity for a dog. Most dogs are able to swim, but you should get in the pool with your pet just to be safe.
8. Dog agility parks
Dog agility parks are a new activity that features various courses specifically designed to make a dog active and fearless.
This is a perfect way to give your dog exercise while interacting with them. Teach him to fetch sticks and balls and bring them back to you. This game can be played for hours on end.