During the winter, I tend to not play much with my dog Rocky, since Frisbee toss and some of our other favorite games are better played outside. Could you suggest a fun indoor game or two?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Did you ever see the film Mary Poppins
? There's a scene where Mary Poppins, the nanny, shows her young charges that cleaning up toys can be like a game. You can do the same thing with your dog, so long as your pet knows basic fetch and return skills. It helps to have a toy box, basket or some other type of container that you can hold. Start by taking a soft toy out of the container, in front of your dog, and tossing it. When your dog returns the toy to you, have him place the toy back in the basket. If you clicker train your dog, click as he does this, and then reward with a food treat. As your dog learns the game, you can remove more than one toy at a time to create a greater challenge.
A variation on this activity, if you have friends or family at your home, is to hide one of your dog's toys while your dog is out of the room. Have each human participant take turns giving your dog a visual or verbal clue as to where the toy is located. The human winner is the one who succeeds in guiding your dog. Both your dog and the human winner then receive a food treat once canine and toy are reunited.