When The Weather Outside Is Frightful… How to provide your dog with mental stimulation indoors. Our dogs need their exercise, but what can we do when it is too nasty (or dangerous) outside? There are plenty of indoor activities that we can do with our dogs to provide them with some exercise and mental stimulation. A few simple ideas include having your dog run up & down the stairs or hide their breakfast kibbles around the house for them to find. Having your dog use its nose is actually an excellent form of exercise, as scent work is more tiring for them than running an equivalent distance!
Other ideas include training your dog new tricks, playing indoor fetch with soft items, or giving them food dispensing toys.