While grooming is probably not your pet's favorite playtime activity, it needs to be done. Check out the latest in dog grooming combs – some combs or hand mitts make grooming a breeze. While you are combing your dog's luscious coat, give them a small treat dispensing toy to entertain them. Just make it clear they will have to stand to play with it! Before they know it, the grooming will be over and a walk to the park to show them off may be the next thing on the list!
If you are working in the garden and moving soil or bricks around, you will probably be using a wheelbarrow. For that empty trip back to whatever it is you are moving, why not make it fun for your dog and teach them to jump in the wheelbarrow and stay while you give them a ride? Sounds simple, but this is major fun for most dogs. It means even though you are working, you can still make time for your German Spitz.