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Best Games To Play With Your Pooch

Playing games with your pup is an effective way for you to bond, build up trust and establish some ground rules. If this is your first dog, you may not be sure about what games you can play. As well as grooming and getting dolled up in the latest accessories, dogs love to play so just about anything goes! Here are some ideas that can be used indoors or outdoors and that will keep you and your pooch amused for hours!

Hiding games are the best

Dogs love to search for things! If you have never played this game before, it is a good way to introduce your dog to the “find it" command.
Show your dog what you are going to hide. This could be some favorite TufToys or even their favorite person. Then take the dog into another room whilst you hide the item. Bring the dog back into the room and use the command ‘find it’. You can use your voice to give clues about where the item is and when they are close to it. To begin with, you may even have to lead the dog to the hiding place because they will not know what to do! Then make a big fuss of them when they have found the hidden object. They will soon learn the object of the game. Before long this will be your favorite activity and it is one that can be enjoyed inside on a rainy day.
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Physical training for dogs

This may be a training exercise but your dog will love the attention and the activity. You can teach them to get up on top of an object in just a few days. Set up a low chair or a stool (depending on the size of the dog), it needs to be strong enough to take your dog’s weight. Encourage your dog to get up on it (perhaps with the verbal command ‘up’) and then give them praise when they do it. Once they have mastered this, you can teach them how to crawl under it in the same way. Cut treats in half or quarters for long training sessions or you will overfeed your dog. Eventually, your dog should be able to do a combination of the two activities.

Playing on the stairs

If you have some stairs in your home, they make a great place to play with your dog. You can only do this with larger dogs and with dogs that are over 1 year. Puppies can damage their joints if they spend too long playing on stairs.
Start with your pooch in a sitting position at the bottom of the stairs. Now throw a toy up to the top of the stairs and let your dog run up to retrieve it. For safety reasons, your dog needs to come back down the stairs at a slower pace.

Once your dog is worn out you can cuddle up together on the sofa and recover!

This is a contributed post.

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