Look at that cute little puppy! So young and playful but what games are safe and suitable for such a tiny pup? Plenty! In fact, games are very important to a young developing dog to help their mind and body grow. While your little one may not be able to go for a 5 mile run with you, there is so much you can do with your two month old puppy that you may have a hard time choosing what activity to do first!
While it may seem like an age old game, it is still one of the best! Teaching a puppy how to play fetch is like giving them a game they can play forever for the rest of their lives. While many puppies will naturally be full of energy and inclined to run, they do not automatically know how to chase, catch and return a ball. They need your help for this! Not only will playing fetch get out a lot of that puppy energy but it will also teach your two month old little one a new skill - a double win!
Even though your pup may seem young, it is best to start training them right away. A two month old puppy is smarter than you may think! While it is good to start with the basics like sit, lie down and stay, you can really teach your dog anything you'd like as long as you are consistent and involved in the training (you can't expect your pup to magically learn to roll over without your help!). Think about what types of tricks you would like your dog to be able to do any start teaching! Now is the best time to start training that puppy!
Other than playing fetch, tug of war is also such a classic doggy game that your two month old pup should learn. While some people are skeptical of playing tug, thinking it teaches your puppy bad habits (pulling a toy from a person can be seen as acting dominant), tug can be very fun! It is also a great game to play in the house or in places where your dog may not have a lot of room to run around. All you need is a rope toy and you're ready to go! Hey, you can even play a tugging game while sitting down!
Keep your two month old puppy busy by hiding their favorite treats throughout the house. Your dog will get to use their keen sense of smell to find the hidden treasure!
There is nothing cuter than a puppy chasing bubbles! Go outside and blow some bubbles for your dog - watch as they snap at them with their mouth, trying desperately to catch just one!
Finding an activity to do with your two month old pup is actually quite easy. When your dog is so young, every game is new and exciting to them! Puppies also tend to be so full of energy that they will be very excited and ready to fully participate in any activity you may try. So run, fetch, tug and train your new puppy until you are both tired and ready for a pup nap!