Being stuck inside may not be ideal. But it also doesn’t have to be boring.
Don’t spend your days aimlessly scrolling social media or binge-watching Netflix. Instead, take this time to hang out with your furry friend, whether you are playing a new game or brushing up on old tricks, there are tons of activities you can do with your pet.
To help ease your indoor boredom, here are five activities you and your dog can do inside.
Play Find The Treat
It’s important to keep your pet active and engaged even if you are stuck inside. One game to try is ‘find the treat.’ This game is easy to play and does not require any additional equipment.
Grab 5 – 10 treats and hide each treat in a different place around the house. While you are hiding the treats, make sure your pup doesn’t see you, have them hang out in an empty room or in their crate. Once all the treats are hidden, let your dog out and let them sniff out all the treats.
Have you been slacking on grooming your pet, lately?
Being stuck inside gives you the perfect opportunity to get your grooming routine back on track. If you don’t already have grooming supplies on hand, here is a basic grooming kit with everything you need to get started.
Grooming at home can be a fun and relaxing activity for you and your pet, plus learning to maintain your pet’s mane at home will save you money on future grooming expenses.
Make Homemade Treats
Baking is always a fun indoor activity, so why not get your pet involved too. You’d be surprised at how many different treats you can make at home with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
If you are stuck indoors, try these homemade pet treats that will make your dog drool.
Peanut butter banana treats
- Peanut Butter
See the full recipe here.
Bacon Dog Treats
See the full recipe here.
Get Basic Training Down
If you are dealing with the occasional accident or a disobedient pup, work on training during this time and maybe even teach them a trick or two.
Whether you want to house train or teach basic commands now is the best time to focus on that, here is an easy to follow guide that goes over everything you need to know about training your dog at home.
Watch a Movie Together
Who doesn’t love to cozy up on the couch and watch movies? You’d be surprised, but your dog would love this too!
Start by setting the mood by making a comfortable space in your living room for your pet to relax while they watch the movie. Then load up on your pet’s favorite treats, maybe some of the homemade ones you made earlier. And finally, turn on a pet-friendly film, and enjoy your relaxing night in.
Not sure what movie to watch? Here is a list of the top pup approved movies.
There’s no reason to be bored just because you are stuck inside. With our five tips, you and your dog will have plenty to do while you are stuck indoors.
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