Dogs need to be entertained and physically and mentally stimulated to feel happy. Many behavioral problems are either caused by boredom or could be treated by engaging the dog in different games and trainings. The most obvious entertainment is a walk with the dog, but sometimes the weather is too bad or health concerns don't allow for a walk.
What are different ways to entertain a dog besides walks?
I'd like to collect different ideas for:
- High maintenance dogs who have more energy than can be burned during a walk.
- Alternatives to a walk for days with bad weather or for pet owners who cannot or don't want to walk their dogs regularily
- Activities for injured, disabled or old dogs
This a general question per the meta post General question about different ways to entertain dogs. Ideally, each answer should contain the instruction for one specific game or training and categorize for which dogs it's best suited (for example: small / high energy / disabled / intelligent dogs).