Games to Play with Your Dog

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If your dog is bored, he’s more likely to get into serious trouble. Shredding your shoes, chewing the couch, howling when you leave him alone… You know the signs. One of the best ways to keep your dog entertained and active is to play games with your dog.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Using Kongs to Entertain Your Dog

Mind Games for Dogs

Nose Game for Dogs

Post Game for Dogs

Playtime for Your Dog

Book of games to play with a dogIf you’d like more games to play with your dog, Playtime for Your Dog is a great resource for your bookshelf!

What’s your favorite game to play with your dog? I’d love to hear all about it!

Stop your dog from jumping

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Do you want to stop dog jumping up on you? It’s such a common dog training problem–dogs that jump on people and, sometimes, knock them over. Fortunately, it’s also pretty easy to retrain a dog to prevent the dog jumping when you want to.

This video makes it especially easy:

What’s your biggest dog training challenge?

Easy Dog Tricks

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Vance (my yellow Lab) knows a lot of tricks–it makes him especially entertaining at parties ;-). If you’d like to teach your dog a quick trick or two, here are some of my favorites:

Spin Dog Trick

Training Dog to “Play Dead”

Training Dog Trick Crawl

40 Dog Tricks

This one doesn’t teach you how to train a dog, but it is really inspiring to find some new dog tricks to train.

So, which dog trick will you train first?