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What are some activities I can have my dog do that will keep them occupied at times when I’m busy?

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Hide and seek is an easy game to play indoors with your dog. First, command them to sit or stay. Then, you go into another room or inside your bedroom closet. Call them to come find you.

If you have enough room inside your home, teach your pup to do agility exercises. Set up an obstacle course that they have to run to the finish line for a treat. You can teach your dog to weave around objects or hop over them.

There are devices that play with your dog when you’re busy, too. Some toss balls for a round of fetch and return.

Your dog can also play a game following a bone-shaped toy that moves around the room powered by a motor. You set how fast it moves and for how long.

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club: “How to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors,” “Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Your Dog?” “Online Training—A New Resources for Dog Owners.”

BestFriends.org: “Resources: Dog Chewing and How to Redirect It.”

People’s Dispensing for Sick Animals (PDSA): “The Right Exercise for Your Dog.”

Woofdog.org: “11 Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained While You Are at Work.”

AARP: “10 Tech Products to Keep Your Dog From Getting Lonely While You’re Gone.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 23, 2020

SOURCES:

American Kennel Club: “How to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors,” “Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Your Dog?” “Online Training—A New Resources for Dog Owners.”

BestFriends.org: “Resources: Dog Chewing and How to Redirect It.”

People’s Dispensing for Sick Animals (PDSA): “The Right Exercise for Your Dog.”

Woofdog.org: “11 Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained While You Are at Work.”

AARP: “10 Tech Products to Keep Your Dog From Getting Lonely While You’re Gone.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 23, 2020

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