As it gets cold outside, many forgo daily walks in order to keep warm, which is completely understandable. Not every dog — or human — enjoys the cold! But, once you’re all cooped up indoors, it’s important to find some fun indoor dog activities that keep your pup exercised and healthy now that they don’t have their daily walk. Here are a few recommendations!
Play Tug of War
A classic game that can always exhaust your dog, playing tug of war is a great way to help your dog exert energy, even if they are stuck inside. There are many different tug of war toys and ropes out there to buy. If you have a big dog that is known to chew through them, you might want to invest in buying a few at a time!
Try an Interactive Feeder
If you’re looking for a way for your dog to exert energy while you’re at work, an interactive feeder is a great option. There are many different feeder toys to choose from — such as Kong or Kibble Nibble — but they’re all great. These toys make your dog work for their food or treats, and therefore exert a lot of energy over time. These feeders are great options for those who live in small places and are looking for more indoor dog activities!
Take Your Dog to Another Indoor Location
Both you and your dog may need to get out of the house this winter. When you don’t have your daily walks, as it’s too cold, this can be easier said than done. Try visiting a dog-friendly indoor location, such as your local pet shop or doggy daycare facility, to help get your pup out of the house and exerting energy in the process. Plus, the car ride will get them energized in no time!
Is it bad if I never walk my dog?
While it’s definitely hard to walk your dog daily in the cold and sometimes unpredictable winter weather, this shouldn’t become an excuse to never walk your dog. When the weather is nice and it’s not too cold to be out with your pup, daily walks go a long way in helping to keep your dog healthy, exercised, and happy. And if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, hiring a dog walker is a great option!
Try New Indoor Dog Activities This Winter
A healthy, happy dog is a well-exercised dog. Dogs need daily exercise for their health, and doggy daycare is one great option this winter! We take care of any pet, anytime. Get more information about our doggy daycare services and make a reservation here!