Tug of war is probably the most common game, perhaps second only to fetch, that we play with our dogs. It involves getting a length of rope, an old tube sock, or rubber tug of war toy and both you and your dog pulling from opposite ends. Expect loads of fun and lots of growling-type noises in this game.
This activity is a game played on a course with hurdles the dogs must negotiate, with a box containing tennis balls at one end of the course. Once the dog has managed the obstacles, they must tap a button or lever to release a tennis ball, which the dog must catch and return to their handler at the starting point. This game usually involves dogs working as teams and will achieve the exercise and agility goals they need.
Dog parks, found in more and more cities and locales, are parks which cater to canines and other animals, giving them ample room to run and play as well as ample "sniffing" and searching opportunities.
This activity allows you to either use established agility facilities or to create your own at home. You can run your pet through the course on a regular basis, giving them exercise and fitness training.