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th1921
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PostSubject: Mental Stimulation - Indoor Games   Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Winter is just rough for trying to get enough exercise in when the days are so short! I feel so bad when she plops her head in my lap and lets out a big ol' sigh to tell me she is bored. Sad Any suggestions for indoor mental games that I can play with Suka? I saw some dog games on Amazon but I thought I would ask the experts before buying anything. Thanks everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Mental Stimulation - Indoor Games   Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:18 am

I'm no expert but I just bought a Kong Wobbler recently our 5 month old absolutely loves trying to get the food out - it is recommended that it's used with supervision only as she does try to chew the top sometimes haha. I've also purchased a bob-a-lot by starmark so will see what this is like when it arrives. We also play tug of war in the living room and this can last for a very long time and keep her entertained. I'm sure the others will have other ideas as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Mental Stimulation - Indoor Games   Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:13 pm

We get Lucy those HUGE rawhide sticks, that keeps her busy and content since they love to chew. Also, tug of war and what not.
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PostSubject: Re: Mental Stimulation - Indoor Games   Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:26 pm

I like to turn meal time into a game. Instead of just throwing the food into a bowl, I'll leave piles in various locations. It engages a lot of senses and forces some activity.
If you have enough space, you could try dog agility stuff. Get a set of indoor flags, tunnels, and jump bars. Set them up in an open area of your house and train him to run the agility course.
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PostSubject: Re: Mental Stimulation - Indoor Games   Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:03 pm

i usually use treat ball toys, that he as to roll get his food out. or just hide treats around the house for him to use his nose to find them.
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