I need more ideas for things to do inside when its too cold ( 0 dgrees) any help?

Asked by Member 934938 on Jan 2nd 2010 in General
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Hmm... interesting question! "More" ideas, other than... what have you tried? Here are some things that come to mind:

1. Pick up a copy of How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks, by Dr. Ian Dunbar. He has some great ideas on things your dog can learn around the house, with small, fun, "training breaks" during the day. Learning new things is good mental exercise, and the dog will be stimulated and involved, even though no aerobic exercise is being done.

2. Stop feeding your dog for "free," i.e., in a bowl. Get a variety of puzzle toys, Kongs of different sizes, etc., and put your dog's daily ration of kibble inside. That way, he/she will be playing and thinking to get at the food. With a Kong, you can add a level of involvement by filling it with kibble, sealing the large end with a spoonful of wet food, and putting it in the freezer overnight.

3. Arrange for doggy "play dates" at friends' houses.

4. Check into doggy day care, where he/she can play with others during the day. Good luck!

Katie answered on 1/2/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


In a recent issue of DOG FANCY, it said that you can get those laser beam chase things, play hide and seek (ask a friend to hold your dog or tell your dog to stay and go hide, then call your dog or squeak a toy. When your dog comes to you, give him the toy or treat.), train, or do other stuff like have doggie play dates, watch movies, have a spa day filled with doggie massages and such, or play tug. The possibilites are endless. There are also many books on doggie fun inside and out. Go to a dog store or doggie bakery. Just have fun and don't stop thinking.

Jet answered on 1/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Well how big is your dog, and what does the dog like to do for fun. I still play fetch with the small dogs in the house and tug of war. The puzzle toys are also a fun thing to watch them try to figure out. Sometimes it is just fun to cuddle up and let them keep you warm. good luck and just have fun.

Dunkin answered on 1/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


hide and go seek. Just sit the dog and go hide. Yell come and let the dog find you , drag your feet as you will leave him a scent path to track. Dieta loved that as a pup, my daughter use to play that all the time. The dogs love it.

Dieta answered on 1/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer