Playing a good game of fetch in the backyard is a pleasant diversion for a basketball player with an energetic pup . It is a classic, go-to game for a reason! Use a ball, throw it, and have your dog grab it and bring it back to you.
It is always nice to take a break and do a less physical activity. The Kong is a hard rubber toy with a center that you can put dog-safe peanut butter or cheese in (or another treat!). While less physically challenging, it is still a mentally stimulating activity.