Joyful play and love are two of the most important ingredients of good health. What better way to show love for your dog than to engage him or her in a game that involves interacting with you! Some dogs, like retrievers, instinctively enjoy a game of fetch, while a game of tug of war may come more naturally to a terrier. Many dogs enjoy both.
Not only do games such as these bring joy to you and your dog, they also give both of you some beneficial exercise and offer your dog great mental stimulation. If you are unsure how to engage your dog in play, google ‘teach your dog to fetch’ or ‘teach your dog to tug’ for some great tips.