Throwing a ball or toy for your dog to chase and bring back is a classic game that dogs love. Use different toys to keep them engaged.
Gently playing tug with a rope toy allows your dog to act on their natural instincts in a safe, controlled way.
Tug of War
Let your dog watch as you hide a treat or toy, then say "go find it!" so they can use their nose to seek it out.
Hide and Seek
Incorporate training into play with fun nosework games that reward your dog for using their powerful sense of smell.
Set up a simple agility course in your yard with tunnels, jumps and weave poles to provide physical and mental exercise.
Keep your dog stimulated with puzzle toys and treat-dispensing toys that challenge their brain and reward their natural foraging skills.
Schedule playdates with neighborhood dogs so your dog can socialize and burn energy playing with other pups.