Scottish Terriers may be relatively low maintenance dogs who don't need to work out too much to stay healthy, but they definitely need to be given opportunities to stretch their little legs on occasion. Enter Active Frisbee; this spin (pun intended) on this classic activity will prompt your pup to put some hustle in their step while also giving you the chance to burn a few calories in the process. The idea is that you toss the Frisbee as you normally would but when your dog takes off after it, you jog or power walk in the opposite direction so that your Scottie will have to cover more ground on the way back.
This last activity will put both your dog's and your own brain to the test; the challenge here is to create an indoor obstacle course with the various pieces of furniture around your home that'll be both safe and mentally and physically stimulating for your Scottish Terrier. This activity is a lot of fun and is open improvisation, so feel free to look up some guides on the internet for inspiration.
The Name Game is a great way to help your Scottish Terrier begin to associate words with various items around the house. To play the name game, get a few items that you'd personally like to get your dog acclimated to (newspapers, car keys) and lay them out in front of your pup. Get your Scottie's attention, point to the items, and then name them until your dog starts looking at the items after you simply mention their names.
Many Scotties prefer to stay indoors. This activity is a great indoor game and will also help a new Scottie get used to their new home. To play this game, you'll need to get a few of your dog's favorite treats and then have them follow you as you place the treats around your home. After you finish, give them a command to go and find their treats and watch as they put their brains to use.