One of the easiest and simplest ways to entertain your dog indoors is with toys. Rope toys for pulling and tug-of-war will make your pup exert extra energy, while squeeze toys that make sounds will continually intrigue him or her. The possibilities are practically endless. Just remember to switch up or rotate toys regularly to continue piquing your pup's interest.
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2. Brain Games
Along the same lines, brain games are also a great way to entertain your dog inside. These include food-dispensing toys, nose work toys (like snuffle mats), the shell game (when you hide treats or kibble under one of several cups, shuffle them around and have your dog try to find where the food is), among others. Problem-solving games like these will keep your dog mentally stimulated, which helps prevents boredom.
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Who says fetch is just an outdoor game? There are plenty of ways to play inside, you just may need to control your arm strength. Throwing around tennis balls, rubber toys, frisbees, and even their kibble will make your dog exert some extra energy and keep them from getting too bored.