7 Ways To Keep You And Your Dog Active At Home

1. Play tug of war

You can’t beat a classic game of tug of war! All you need to play is a bit of rope, or even one of their toys.  This is a good exercise for both of you and a great way to tire out your dog.

2. Set up an obstacle course

Setting up an obstacle course for your four-legged friend is a great way to exercise them physically and mentally.  There’s a whole host of general household things you can use to create a course – chairs, cushions, boxes are all good.

3. Play hide and seek

This is a super fun way to get your pup moving, and what’s more, the whole family can play too! Simply find a good spot to hide and call out for your dog. When they find you, reward them with a treat.

4. Run up and down the stairs

Stairs are excellent for using excess canine energy, mainly because the steps themselves present an additional challenge that will force your dog to use muscles other than those they would normally use on a daily walk.

5. Get them on a treadmill

If you really want to get your dog’s legs moving, there’s no better way than to get them on a treadmill! This is especially great if you can’t get out of the house, as a treadmill will provide the perfect dog walk replacement.

6. Create a scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are perfect for both physical and mental stimulation. Simply scatter your dog’s favourite treats around the house and let them snoop them out.

7. Doggie Yoga! (‘Doga’)

If you’re already doing Yoga exercises to keep yourself in shape, why not get your dog involved? Practising Doga’ not only improves our physical and mental health, but also supports the natural bond we have with our dog!