Source: TeamDAF\/Shutterstock.com\nDogs love to be outside, running and playing. Sometimes that isn’t always possible. Whether it’s because of severe weather, extreme temperatures or even because you’re only able to make it home when it’s pitch black outside, there are a variety of activities your dog can do inside! Here are some fun indoor activities for dogs when they can’t get outside. \n1. Indoor fetch. A tried and true classic, indoor fetch is perfect for dogs who need to let off a little steam. Outfit them with a silicone pet tag so they don’t make any noise as they run up and down the hall, and send them on a chase for their favorite ball or dog toy through your home. This is perfect for dogs who might be recovering from an injury or even dogs who have a lot of energy but you can’t let them run around outside for long periods of time. While dogs with brachycephalic issues shouldn’t do as much exercising or activities as other dogs, they still need some light exercise. Indoor fetch can be a great solution to give those dogs a workout without giving them any cardiac or respiratory issues!\n\n2. Treat puzzles. What dog doesn’t like treats? To make it a fun game and encourage them to slow down when they eat, consider giving your dog a treat puzzle to enjoy inside. It’s a great activity for dogs who struggle eating too fast or too much. Plus, it engages their brain while they play! Dogs love to solve puzzles, so a treat puzzle is definitely the way to go. You can even mix in different types of treats, such as peanut butter or even some more of their kibble, to keep them intrigued by the puzzle. \n\nDiscover Our High Quality Pet ID Tags \u0026amp; More\n3. Hide and seek. Hide and seek is a great indoor activity for you to do with your dog when they can’t go outside. Run past your dog, and then let them come find you around whatever corner you’ve hidden behind. You can do this with treats and toys, too, especially if you’ve taught them commands like “smell” and “wait.” Once your dog knows those commands, it’ll make playing the game easier and more fun! You’ll get some cardio out of it, too, which is perfect for when you need to run off some steam and get your heart rate up but can’t go outside because of the weather or other issues. Our custom pet tags are silent, making them perfect for your dog to wear while playing this game with you! \n\n\nSource: Annorak Nk\/Shutterstock.com\n4. Tug of war. Tug of war might seem like a boring, frequently used game, but it’s great for you and your dog. Your dog will love the challenge to wrestle away the toy from you with their teeth! Plus, you’ll get to exercise your arms and get an upper body workout in. Depending on the size of your dog, you may get more of a workout than you were expecting. 5. An indoor obstacle course. Using items from your home, create an obstacle course for your dog! It’ll be a great way to teach them to follow you around or play in interesting and unique ways instead of just running back and forth down the hall. It’ll exercise their brain and their body. Make sure you invest in a quality dog collar and leash set so you can guide them along the obstacle course easily. Use a treat as an incentive for them to follow you through the obstacle course. You can use boxes, blankets and furniture to create as elaborate of an obstacle course as you’d like for your pup. \n\n\nSource: Aleana Veasey\/Shutterstock.com\n6. Guess the Hand. If you’re looking for some mentally stimulating activities for your dog to do, why not have them guess which hand the treat is in? Place the treat in one of your hands, and then put them behind your back while your dog sits patiently. Then, once you’re ready, move your hands in front of you with your fists closed. Have your dog come sniff your hands to find the treat. If they guess correctly, then you can feed them the treat. If not, try the process one more time. \n\n7. Monkey in the Middle. Did you know you can play Monkey in the Middle with your dog? Of course, you’ll need someone else for this activity, which is perfect if you have kids or even your partner. Simply toss a toy between the two of you while your dog runs back and forth between you two. This is also a great activity that multi-dog households can do!\n\nFinding the right indoor activity for your dog to do takes a bit of trial and error, but with so many activities to try, they’ll be happy just to spend some time with you! Of course, if they do happen to run out the door or end up getting out while you play any of these activities, make sure you have outfitted them with our Tile for pets! This way, you can track their location via Bluetooth technology. Safety is always the number one priority!