A dull rainy day is by no means a reason to hang your head! If you and your four-legged friend don’t feel like lazing around on the sofa all day, but the weather doesn’t encourage you or your dog to take a long walk, then simply move the fun into your own four walls! An “agility course” can also be set up quickly in the living room. Take a look around and you will discover a lot of “building material” for the small obstacle course.
There we have the flower box or the shelf, which is a real challenge for four-legged obstacle runners between two chairs. If you don’t have a crawl tunnel in the nursery (great fun for the child and dog together!) Just set up two to three chairs one behind the other and hang a blanket over them – the tunnel is ready. The chair legs should not be too short, however, the dog should still be able to lift its head. With small dogs it is advisable not to crawl under the chairs, but to let them jump from seat cushion to seat cushion. You can put a shelf on two crates of drinks and let the dog run over it. If you look around your home, you are sure to notice even more things that are suitable for an adventure playground, let your imagination run wild!
So that you both don’t lose the fun of it, you should never force your dog to exercise. Rather lure with praise and treats or just crawl through the tunnel yourself as a good example. Your dog will love you for it! And that will certainly pay off on your next walk, if your four-legged friend doesn’t leave your side, because he doesn’t want to miss out on what adventure you’ll have to offer him next …
With Click’nTrick, Anja Jakob has specialized in “games, sports and fun for dogs with brains”. She shot a video for partner dog about indoor tricks in bad weather.
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