6 Activities to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors
Since we are currently in lockdown, it is more important than ever to make sure your dog is happy and entertained indoors. Unfortunately, you and your dog won't be able to go outside as much as you normally would, but that doesn't mean your dog has to be bored!
We've compiled a list of things you can do with your doggo inside. We got Elliott and Rupert to have a read through before posting, and they've gave their paws of approval!
This is such a simple one, but it's an easy way to give your dog some exercise when we're all stuck indoors. You can throw the ball from your couch and keep your furry friend entertained for hours!
Make them work for their food
Not only will this slow them down and aid digestion, making them work for their food is great mental stimulation. With dry food, use a puzzle feeder or an activity maze. With their wet food, try out a LICKIMATT.
Play a game of Hide and Seek
Whether you fancy hiding yourself or whether you'd rather hide some treats around your home and get on with some work, hide and seek is a fun way of keeping your pup entertained. It encourages them to use their senses!
It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks...
Although it may be too late to teach young stubborn dogs new tricks (Elliott and Roo, we're looking at you). Dedicating some time to teaching your dog a new trick can be incredibly rewarding for you both!
One trick we'd recommend is teaching your dog to put their toys away. Not only is it incredibly cute, it also helps you keep the house tidy too! Elliott is great at doing this, whereas Roo is more fond of taking all the toys out his basket and distributing them around the house. We'll keep working on it though!
They deserve a good view too!
Not only will you feel better for seeing the outside world, your dog will too. Make sure you have the curtains open during the day for them to people/dog watch. If you've got a balcony, even better! Why not take your morning coffee out there and let them sniff some of that good fresh air?
Provide Long Lasting Treats
There are some great long lasting treats on the market such as Yak Chews or SmartBones. However, chances are you'll also have some food in your cupboard or freezer that can make a great long lasting treat. For example, using the brine from your tin of tuna and freezing it into ice poles for them. If you have a Kong, another great option is adding some peanut butter, yogurt or fruit into your kong and popping it into the freezer for a couple of hours before giving it to your dog. They can easily spend hours licking away at it!
These are just some of many activities you can do at home with your dog. Try not to stress out too much (easier said than done, we know!) and at the end of the day, as long as your doggo is being fed and cuddled, they'll be happy.
We hope you're all well and staying safe!
Love from us all here at Elliott's Triangles :-)