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MORE Games That Delight Dogs

We have an article on our site called Five Games That Will Delight Your Dog. Several dog lovers emailed us their ideas that we’d like to share with you.

Miss Cuddles, 11, (the red one) like to play ball (fetch) and what we call “Touch the hand”. This is when Cuddles wants to start playing tug-a-war. Before she plays tug-a-war, she will keep her little squeaky ball in her mouth and then grunt a little and she will touch our hand, then back up, then she would touch our hand again and do this repeatedly. After a few times, she will stop and let us know it’s time for tug-a-war. She loves that game! She will bark and bark for her ball too. We keep all of the balls in the same place and they know where we keep them!

Mia, 9, (the black one) loves to play fetch with her orange ball. She’ll put it right back in our hands too (unlike Cuddles who will just her ball about a foot away from us and expect us to get it for her!). Mia likes to play with Dukes jumbo shrimp as well.

I had a Dalmatian, Haley who has since passed on, who LOVED to play hide and seek. I would run up the stairs ahead of him and hide in different places and would listen for him walking around. I would whistle for him and when he would find me I would jump out and he would “smile” He would run back downstairs and wait for me to whistle when I was hidden again.

Max’s favorite game is to play Hide-and-Seek with my 2 boys. Someone will sit in the driveway with him while the other one hides. He listens so intently waiting to hear them yell “READY!” and he takes off like a rocket running around the back yard looking for the kids, barking the whole way. He is a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd.

Karen Powers