By Briseis Schreibman
Even though we’re all spending a lot more time at home, you may find yourself struggling to take your pup out for long walks. Whether it’s challenging to find time in your work from home schedule, you are limiting time outdoors for safety, or simply don’t have the energy; you may find yourself with a peppy pup looking for energy release. Look no further than this blog post for some simple solutions!
While a nice long walk or time spent playing outdoors will always be the #1 choice for giving your dog exercise and stimulation, there are great indoor solutions as well. First up, engaging in play! It may seem like an obvious solution, but finding the right toy or game for your pup can make a huge impact. If your dog isn’t one for fetch, try tug of war, hiding treats, or come up with your own game!
Looking for something more regimented? Training is also a great way to let off steam. Practicing simple commands together helps with bonding and mental stimulation.
Looking for something more hands-off? Food dispensing toys, stuffed Kongs, or other specialty dog puzzles allow for more independent energy release. Don’t be discouraged if the first few types of games or activities don’t catch your pup’s fancy; it can take some trial and error to find out what they like. Your pup may even surprise you by coming up with their own type of game! And as always, tag the CUP Instagram in any photos you snap during playtime!