A puppy can be the perfect addition to any family. They may be hard to deal with sometimes, but they typically provide a lot of fun for everyone in the home. Puppies are loving and need a lot of attention, and so you’ll have to get creative when you are looking for ways to keep them entertained.
We thought we would put together some of the unusual ways that you can keep your puppy entertained. Read on for some of our fun suggestions!
Find The Treats
Giving your puppy treats is not only fun to do, but it can also be a great way to reward them for their good behavior. Of course, you can use treats for fun and games, and you can keep your puppy entertained for a long time with the help of a large bag of them. Why not hide some treats around your home and allow your puppy to find them? As you play this game, you can make the treats a bit more challenging to find and entertain your puppy for hours!
Teach Your Dog Words
So, it might be impossible to teach a dog how to speak like a human, but there are ways that you can teach your puppy some words. The best way to do this is to teach them about the names of their toys. When you show them their different toys, you can let them know their name and repeat this until they understand. If a dog can learn what ‘walk’ means, they can learn their toys’ names. This is a great way to keep both your puppy and you entertained, and you can show off the new skills to your friends when they come over.
Try A Dog Reading Program
At K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore, we believe that having your dog become a therapy dog who joins a dog reading program is one of the best ways to keep them entertained. You might not have ever heard of a read to a dog program, but you’ll find that these are a lot of fun. Your dog will sit down with a child online who needs assistance, and they will read to them. This is beneficial to both the children and the dogs, who can be entertained for a long time. Why not check out our program to get involved in this kind of thing with your puppy?
Play Hide And Seek
‘Fetch’ is a common game that you might enjoy playing with your new puppy, but have you ever tried ‘Hide and Seek’? This is a game that parents enjoy playing with their young children, but puppies can have just as much fun with this game. Hide and seek is easy to play, although it might take some time for your puppy not to follow you around the home while you are trying to hide. Train them to sit in one spot, run to hide, and they should be able to find you. When they do, you can give them a treat for all of their hard work.
Offer a Doggy Massage
Another great way to keep your dog entertained is by giving them a doggy massage. A massage is something quite unusual to give to a dog, but many puppies enjoy it. Not only can this be an excellent way for you to connect with your puppy, but it can also help to relax your dog. As long as you know what you are doing, your massage can help with achy joints, relieving stress, and reducing anxiety. This can be very beneficial for puppies who might have just moved into a new home. Learn how to perform a doggy massage, and you’ll thank yourself later!
Create An Obstacle Course
If you are spending a lot of time indoors with your puppy, you will need to keep them entertained. So, what better way to do this than by setting up a doggy obstacle course? You can easily do this with items you have in your home, but you can also pick up some items that will add to the overall fun. Think about having your puppy run up thin planks of wood, jump over items, and duck. The more obstacles, the better, so make sure to give this a try to keep them entertained for longer periods of time.
Try Dog TV
Have you ever checked out YouTube for Dogs? Dogs aren’t typically interested in the TV, and if you are spending a lot of time in front of yours, they will probably go to sleep. However, if you are looking for an unusual way to keep them entertained, you should tune into Dog TV. You might find some things on there include birds, nature, and other animals running about and having fun. These shows will be sure to keep them entertained for a while.
The final idea that we think you should try out to keep your puppy entertained is to make peepholes in your fence. Often, dog owners will put up fences so that their dog cannot escape and privacy, but this can mean that dogs get bored running around the same square of grass. If you can drill some peepholes in your fence, you can protect your dog from escaping and still allow them to see out in the street or neighborhood. Make sure to consider this as it can be a lot of fun watching them stare out!
Try These Ideas
Keeping a puppy entertained doesn’t have to be difficult, but you might need to get creative with some ideas over time to keep them happy. Make sure to try out some of the unusual ideas on our list.
If you are interested in our program that involves reading to dogs, you should get in touch today. We will be happy to let you know a bit more about how your puppy can get involved!