Dogs are interesting in that they are not like people, they are often happy just being So firstly try to think like a dog, which is hard as they don’t really think much at all. That said dogs have different personalities and needs. So you have to consider yourself and what you find enjoyable and compatible with your dogs temperament.
Play games, such as fetch, catch, monkey in the middle and tug-of-war. High-energy games, such as the ones mentioned, rile up your pup and keep boredom at bay.
Go outside, a dog park, garden, beach etc, and let him run around while you ponder deep thoughts and try to not think at the same time. He runs and runs burning valuable energy, sniffs other dogs bums, and scares ducks. He is happy anywhere, that’s where he can be a real dog in nature.
Play with other dogs. When playing with each other, they enjoy wrestling together and chasing each other.
Fill a bone or rubber toy designed to hold yummy fillings and treats. Aim for hardy bones, such as femur bones, that can last even a big pup nearly his entire life, so your dog isn’t at risk of swallowing tiny pieces and splinters. Add a bit of yogurt and a few pieces of cheese inside and stick the toy or bone in the freezer for a bit. Once it’s frozen, toss it to your bored pup and he’ll probably work at it for quite a while. You don’t have to freeze the toys or bones, but doing so makes the filling and treats last longer.
Make puzzles for your pup to figure out. Puzzles serve as one of the best ways to stimulate your dog’s mind. Stuffer toys are puzzles in themselves, but try for something else, like hiding your pup’s ball under his bed, or creating a cardboard maze for your pup to try and find his way out of. Make him use his mind to find a solution to the problem you created.