Fun indoor games for dogs

1. Tug of War

Tug of War is a great way to get your dog to exercise and play meaningfully. But before you start this game, ensure your dog is well trained to obey the simple “leave it,” or “drop it” command.

2. Find the Treats

You can choose your dog’s favorite treat or bits of kibble for this game. Let your dog stay calm while you go hide the treats around the home.

3. Put your toys away

Dogs love to play this game a lot because most times it comes with awesome praise the moment they’re well cleaned up.

4. The “which hand game”

This game works very well for dogs that are not used to nose work. Start by taking a dog treat or piece of kibble and hold in your hands. Stretch both of your hands towards your dog in a fist and let them decide and pick which hand the treat is in.

5. Hide and Seek

This dog is not only meant for humans. Yeah, it’s also a fun indoor game for dogs. But it’s much easier if your dog knows how to stay. However, if your dog doesn’t know how to stay, you can get a human helper to keep them still while you go hide somewhere in the house.

6. Free shaping games

This game helps you train a new behavior in your dog without physical corrections. It encourages your dog’s natural ability to learn.

7. Treat dispensers and frozen treats inside toys

By using a treat dispenser, you can entertain your dog and help them out of boredom. Treat-dispensing toys come in varieties, but you have to be careful with destructible toys, especially when your dog loves to chew.

8. Learning the names of toys

Dogs are intelligent creatures. In fact, studies show that they have the same intelligence as a 2-year old child. Yeah, dogs can learn over 200 words without forgetting them.

9. The three-cup game

This is another interesting fun indoor game for dogs. It helps to train your dog’s nose.

10. Puzzle and interactive dog toys

You can get many interactive dog toys in the market- there are toys to chew, toys to chase, and puzzles to figure out things.


You don’t have to outdoors before exercising or entertaining your dog. The above-listed fun indoor games for dogs are excellent options to keep your dog happy and free from boredom.

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