Chase the Prey Chase the Prey lets your dog use his natural prey instincts in a non-destructive way. It also gives him the opportunity to practice impulse control by dropping the object on command.
Using a flirt pole (a long pole, pipe or stick with a rope attached), tie a toy or some other lure to the rope. Drag it slowly and stop occasionally rather than waving it around rapidly. The slow pursuit helps your dog learn to focus.
Let him catch the lure every so often as a reward. If he never wins, he may get discouraged and lose interest
Fetch Fetch is a great game for energetic dogs. It provides plenty of physical exercise while fulfilling their natural instinct to run.
A more advanced alternative to regular fetch is Frisbee, which is a little more challenging to catch than a ball. To keep your dog mentally and physically engaged and challenged, vary the height, distance and direction of your throws.
Tug of War Tug of War is a good outdoor or indoor game for dogs. Not only is it fun and engaging, but the pulling and tugging also makes good physical exercise.
To keep it engaging and fun, let him win occasionally. Don’t forget to practice commands like “drop it,” though.
Agility Training For the ultimate mental and physical stimulation, try agility training. It may even tire your dog out more than a long walk would.
Set up an obstacle course in your backyard with objects from around the house. You can place boxes for him to jump over and cones to weave between.
You can also try hula hoop leaping. Once your dog gets the concept, reward him with lots of praise and affection.