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    Well since the polar vortex is upon us, it's been rough w/Walter indoors most of the time… I let him play w/his varsity ball outside, but I time him (about 20min tops) because he gets crazy w/that ball… Lol He has boundless energy, and w/Roxie not feeling well she is NOT interested in playing w/him right now.

    I need ideas to wear him out, but at the same time keep him out of trouble… Lol He LOVES tug-of-war but honestly I can't do it for very long because it feels like my arm is going to rip off (he's a pretty strong boy now). He will fetch, but then he wants to play tug-of-war again.

    If any of you have games that you play indoors w/your bullies please share… once the hubby gets home he can wrestle w/him to wear him out. He's about to put my arms in casts at this point… Lol

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    Something we do with Castor now and then is to have him search for treats - I just put a treat in an empty cardboard box and then show it to Castor and ask him to stay and sit. While he sits and wait (this is the most difficult part for him!), I go to another room and hide the box before coming back and telling Castor to look for the treat. Even though it's not at all a game that wears him out physically, the waiting and then searching for the treasure and eventually destroying the box to get at the treat will still activate him in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Something we do with Castor now and then is to have him search for treats - I just put a treat in an empty cardboard box and then show it to Castor and ask him to stay and sit. While he sits and wait (this is the most difficult part for him!), I go to another room and hide the box before coming back and telling Castor to look for the treat. Even though it's not at all a game that wears him out physically, the waiting and then searching for the treasure and eventually destroying the box to get at the treat will still activate him in a good way.
    I have some of those treat dispenser toys, I haven't used them yet but Thanks for reminding me!!! I also thought about hide & seek w/me and the kids… Lol

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    Weather isn't an issue here now,but it is in summer. We have Lulu spirint from one end of the hall to the other several times at intervals throughout the day. She also has our Bichon to wrestle with. I have had good luck with a wading pool inside filled with their regular toys and no water. They jump in and out of it grabbing things and sometimes putting them back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanticocat View Post
    Weather isn't an issue here now,but it is in summer. We have Lulu spirint from one end of the hall to the other several times at intervals throughout the day. She also has our Bichon to wrestle with. I have had good luck with a wading pool inside filled with their regular toys and no water. They jump in and out of it grabbing things and sometimes putting them back.
    That is an awesome idea about the wading pool… I may do that one, Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I have some of those treat dispenser toys, I haven't used them yet but Thanks for reminding me!!! I also thought about hide & seek w/me and the kids… Lol
    that is my suggestion too... treat ball, we play keep away with banks, it is one of her favorite things to play
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    that is my suggestion too... treat ball, we play keep away with banks, it is one of her favorite things to play
    I have this treat dispenser that looks like a star… it kept him busy for an hour yesterday. BOY it's going to be a long winter…

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    Default Re: Ideas on indoor puppy playtime?!!

    Use a laser pointer on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Use a laser pointer on the floor.
    Our cat used to love to play w/one of those things... I may try it!!!


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    Default Re: Ideas on indoor puppy playtime?!!

    If you have a tread mill, try that, good exercise for him.
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    I have an idea... Get him a toy spigot or sprinkler head.... You already know he loves those. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    I have an idea... Get him a toy spigot or sprinkler head.... You already know he loves those. lol
    LOL!!! or take him to boot camp with you 3 times a week

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