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What's a good indoor activity for a high-energy dog?

asked 2015-12-03 14:14:36 -0500

It's cold outside but my husky doesn't care—he still wants to run all day. We'll give him plenty of walks and exercise, but does anyone have any tips for extra indoor activities that might help tire him out and keep his mind stimulated?

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Hide treats around the house. Kinda like hide and seek. Toss balls in the . Get them a play companion or have a play date! Freeze a toy or treat in ice like make ice cubes only larger.

Michele M.'s profile image Michele M.  ( 2015-12-03 21:29:06 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2015-12-03 16:49:58 -0500

A few short training sessions (5-10 mins) throughout the day can help calm a high energy dog. Mental exertion can be just as tiring as physical exertion, so try working on a few new tricks. Tug is physically exhausting and doesn't need a large space. Teach him a game like "find it" where you hide his toys/treats and he has to search for them. Bones and long lasting food toys/chews can also help.

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answered 2015-12-03 14:27:33 -0500

With my dog I chase him around or give him a big chew bone and he will be good for hours

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answered 2015-12-03 17:47:39 -0500

So I bought my dogs a toy mouse that runs around the house and i have the controler so i make sure the mouse runs under something so they won't ketch it we have hours of fun. The at it all day when it rains. Or you can the lazer light and run him crazy my little dog likes that one.

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answered 2015-12-03 20:16:44 -0500

We tend to throw a ball down the stairs and our dogs run to get them, gives them a work out without too much effort on my part

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answered 2015-12-03 21:20:09 -0500

I throw the frisbee till my dog gets tired when I get home. Or at least till I'm frozen.

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