Most of the country is suffering from the abysmal cold. It's difficult to stay outside with your dog long enough to accomplish even the briefest of bathroom breaks, let alone play games outside. SDU thinks you'll like this list of ideas to help you keep your dog active indoors, where you'll both be warm and toasty. And in the spirit of living a greener life, many of these ideas call for things that are in your trash or recycle bin already. So they're not only green, but they're also inexpensive!
Here's what I came up with today, with an empty McDonald's drink cup, a paper lunch sack, and a rawhide.
Start with an empty paper soda cup.
Then grab a rawhide, stuffed food toy, or anything your dog likes (that's safe for him to have, of course).
Put the rawhide in a paper lunch sack.
Wrap the bag up tightly around the rawhide.
Put the rawhide inside and put the lid on the cup.
Put the cup on the floor for the dog.
Sit back and watch the dog enjoy opening the cup, shredding the paper bag, and finding the rawhide inside!
Great idea and you didn’t have to spend money on a toy like I just bought for Kasha. I bought her one of those Nina Ottosen Interactive Dog toys. I’ll post about it and how she did soon. Have a good evening.
Denise & Kasha
Mary Hunter says
Neat idea. I’ll have to try this.
We finally gave Ginger her rawhide she got for Christmas today. (We were saving it for a cold day!). I was hoping she’d sit in the house and chew on it. Instead, she spend most of the afternoon running back and forth between my mother and me, whining and carrying on, wanting to take it outside to bury it! (She is not suppose to take her toys into the yard.) Anyways, she did seem to use up quite a bit of energy with all of her carrying on.
I did this over Christmas and it was hysterical. I put a tennis ball inside a cardboard soda carton, taped it up with packing tape and then put that in a paper bag. My Jack Russell went nuts chasing it all over the house trying to tear it open. (It was supposed to be entertaining him while I did other things but had to just stand and watch and laugh) Needless to say there was paper and bits of box everywhere.
Can I just say I really like your site? I’ve looked everywhere to find ideas to help keep my dog mentally stimulated without having to buy anything but all the other sites just have different puzzles to buy. So thank you!