Let’s face it: When it’s -10°F and there’s 2 feet of snow on the ground, going for a long walk with your dog might not seem ideal. Hiking, running, and all sorts of outdoor activities we like to do with our pets can be harder to do during the colder months of Winter.
As we enter into some of those cold months, here are four indoor activities that will help keep your pet entertained.
1. Master the basics of training
Does your dog know the basic obedience commands? Sit, down, stay, drop it, come, etc.? Maybe your pet is older and has everything down pat, but if your dog is younger and could use some training refreshers, doing it inside during the colder months is a perfect time to do it!
2. Play games that will help stimulate their brain
Pets, just like people, benefit from brain exercise and stimulation. Play the “cup game” with your dog or cat and help them exercise their mental capabilities. To play, let your cat or dog watch as you place a treat under one of three cups. Then, shuffle the cups around and let your dog or cat choose where the treat is.
3. Let your pet enjoy a delicious treat
Dogs and cats both can enjoy a raw meaty bone from Primal Pet Foods. Not only are our bones nutritionally beneficial and good for your pet’s teeth, gums and jaws, they’re also a great way to keep your pet occupied during colder days.
4. Practice new tricks indoors
Cats and dogs are capable of learning new tricks throughout their whole lives, and there are countless new tricks and training lessons that you can do from the comfort of your home during the cold months. Whether it is something simple like “shake”, “roll over”, or something more complicated, like teaching your dog to get their leash, there are plenty of ways to teach your pet new tricks and keep them pre-occupied. Our Primal Treats make great training rewards for your pets!