If you have a hall in your home and you have a ball, you have all that you need for a game of hall ball. Just what is hall ball? It's simple; throw the ball (a tennis ball is great) down the hall for your dog to chase after. Your pup will run down the hall, put it in their mouth and then return it to you. Then go ahead and throw the ball again. Do this again and again, for an easy activity that will help your canine buddy get out some energy!
When it is cold outside in South Dakota, puzzle toys are excellent for occupying your pup (and keeping them out of trouble). Made of rubber or hard plastic, a puzzle toy can be filled with treats, kibble or a sticky substance like peanut butter. There are different types of puzzle toys available; choose one and follow the filling instructions. Hand the toy to your pup and watch them try to manipulate the toy just right in order to earn their treat. The puzzle toy is great for physical and mental activity and you will enjoy watching your dog figure out how to make it work!