The game of fetch is probably as old as the hills, but it is so much fun for your dog and great exercise for both of you. As you toss your pet's favorite toys, you build a deeper relationship as they return the cherished toy time after time.
Tug of war with your dog is another one of the oldest dog games known to man. However old it is, it remains one of the best-loved endeavors that you do with them. It is cheap and easy to play - use an old tube sock or piece of rope, knot each end and give one end to your dog while you hold the opposite end. Tug gently to begin the physical gyrations and those familiar growling vocals that have always accompanied this game. Giggling is permitted!
Treat hide and seek is a game that can be played indoors or out, in any weather or time of day. Play the game in a hotel room, at the dog park, at grandma's house on Thanksgiving or in the backyard. Your dog will avidly search for the treat and more than willingly consume it as their reward.
Hunt for dinner is a game played whenever you feed your precious pet. Using kibbles or tasty treats, hide them while your dog isn't watching, and then wait in delight as they search and devour the tasty tidbits passionately.