5 EASY WAYS YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DOG EXERCISE AT HOME
Be it cold, hot or rainy weather, dogs need their daily exercise. One of the most important things that a dog owner should keep in mind is that you need to walk your dog several times, every day. Regardless of what the weather is. At times, taking your dog out can be unsafe. This blog is about how you can make your dog exercise even when they are home. This way they are engaged and do not develop any unhealthy habits.
Easy Ways To Make Your Dog Exercise At Home
- Run your dog on the stairs
If you have stairs at home it’s the best way to tire your dog. Stairs are an additional challenge for the dog’s exercise at home. Due to elevation, different muscles of dogs are involved which doesn’t happen during the regular walk. You can stand up on the stairs and throw a toy downwards and when your dog fetches it, call his name so that he comes to you. Play this with him for several rounds.
- Make your dog work for its treats
Take some of your dog’s treats that they love and hide them all over the house: under tables, under carpets, behind doors etc. Your dog will get so busy in tracking his treats that he’ll be physically drained.
- Set up obstacle courses
You can use different toys, cushions, bed sheet to make an in-house obstacle course for your dog. Map it out and then led your dog through different obstacles. This game challenges your dog physically as well as mentally.
- Play fetches and Keep away
The old- fashioned game of fetch and keep away, keep your dog active, engaged and also help in releasing the pent up energy.
- Tug of War
This game is very common and played a lot between the owner and the dog. But there is always a risk involved when you are playing this game. This game can bring out the predator in your dog. Play this game only if you as a dog owner have control over your dog and its instincts and power.