Do you like spending time with your dog?
We do too!
Not only does spending time with your dog help you bond and build everlasting friendship, it helps relieve stress, keeps your dog busy and happy, and enhances obedience training! Just remember to take breaks and stay hydrated when playing under the sun!
The 5 fun games you should try with your dog:
1. Water Hose
Pick a sunny day. Set up your water hose so that it shoots out gentle water jets. Maneuver the water hose and watch your dog wag their tail and chase after the water jets around the yard!
The bonus? You can give your dog a bath while playing this game!
You will need a soccer ball to play this game. First, let your dog get acquainted with the ball, and then kick it away and get them to chase after it. Once they get to it, let them play with it for a while before kicking it away from them again. Repeat until it’s treat time!
3. Doggie Basketball
This game is super easy to learn and set up! Do you have a laundry basket or a round bucket? Great start! Secure it so it’s not easily tipped over. Drop the ball into the bucket while you give the “drop” command. Repeat doing it a few times, make sure your dog is paying attention. Now pass the ball to the dog as it is their turn to dunk the ball into your bucket. Remember to give the “drop” command, and don’t be stingy with treats when your doggie eventually scores a dunk.
4. Hula Hoop
How cute would it be to have your dog jump through a hula hoop! Start the game by holding the hula hoop upright on the ground and lure your dog to go through it. Once they get used to the idea, then you can raise the hoop higher and higher off the ground and encourage the dog to jump through it! This is fun and your dog will get a good exercise out of it!
5. Hide and Seek
The rules of this game are simple: you are the hider and your dog will be the seeker. If you are playing in an unfenced area, make sure your dog is extremely well trained, otherwise you probably wouldn’t want him to wander around off-leash.
Start the game by getting your dog to sit and wait. Take some time to find a decent hiding spot (make sure your dog isn’t peeking), and then shout his name when you are ready. This is a great opportunity to include some obedience training as your dog will be taught to sit until you call out his name.
Prepare lots of treats! Even though nothing is more rewarding to a dog than the sight of you, you know they deserve some treats when they find you!
Feel like enjoying these games with a dog-owning buddy? We present to you, DoggyDatez! The app that revolutionizes socialization between dog owners!