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What games do you play with your dog?

Apologize if this topic has been discussed before. I tried to run a search and didn't come up with much so figured I would post again. Wanted to see what various games you play with your pup/dog to keep it exciting each day.
I have an 8 mth old GSD who loves to play fetch so we play that with the ball or frisbee Other than that we play catch - so I run around and let him catch me and then he runs around and I never can catch him fast enough . We also play tug in short bursts between fetch/catch. Other than that we go on short walks around the neighborhood or in the nearby strip mall.
I'm thinking one day he will tire of the playing both, not to mention they get pretty monotonous for me and he can read my energy or lack thereof. I do mix it up with his training so these are short sessions most times except the evening one which is longest.

Any other ideas on what games can be played which will tire the pup out and also be equally exciting?
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http://www.clickerdogs.com/

She also has a dvd that is really inexpensive compared to most trainers dvd's that is games to play with your dog that improves relationship, and teaches a bunch of stuff to the dog at the same time. I am getting it tomorrow ... ordering it at least.

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My husband dances with our GSD...
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Re: What games do you play with your dog?

Ahh! Susan Garrett DVD's. I have her Crate Games DVD and used it so much when Hugo was just learning but with that under control, I need more for my game thirsty pup That definitely is a good idea though to refer to her website. I should've thought of that!!
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Originally Posted By: StryderPupMy husband dances with our GSD...
Oh! I have 2 left feet! My dog would be traumitized for life if I tried to dance with him
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Re: What games do you play with your dog?

I play hide and seek with Ruby. Or hide and treat? I put her in a down and make her stay. Somewhere around a corner where she cant see me. Then I go about the house and hide treats. I come back and tell her "Find!" or "ok!" and she hops up and hunts around, under cushions, bookshelves, etc.. when I know she's found them all I tell her "all gone!" and brush my hands together so she doenst keep looking. She likes is a lot.

We also do this with toys. I'll tell her "get your ball!" or "toy" and make her look around for it. And we play "kill the muppet". She has some kinda Verbotten! thing about her plush dolls singing and dancing. It's ok if they hang out by her, but if I make them do a little a routine she gets all wound and grabs them and throws them down like "SHUT UP! You little Freak!!" LOL!! I love it.

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I had a game with my last dog that was a blast...using the old McDonalds plush toys(can't remember what they were called now) I would be sweeping the floor and she would set one in front of the broom, so I would bat it down the hallway for her. YOu can also use tennis balls, or other light weight toys, the lighter they are the better they sail down the hall As the game took on a life of its own the sweeping rarely got done, but we had a blast playing our indoor hockey game!!

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We usually get at least one round of "Keep the sock/underpants away from mommy by running around the kitchen table!" game.


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ball....in the house....

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Re: What games do you play with your dog?

LOL Anna, Otto says I love you! He likes to play take the tights off the little girl and the strictly forbidden take the kid for a spin by the footie pajamas.

During the day, we'll play 12 ball - that's where whatever boy is home takes all the toys in the basement and tries to get the dog to catch them.

Otto likes to play bat the ball - he takes one big toy like a soccer ball in his mouth and hits the toys we throw at him with the ball in his mouth - strange.

At night after the kids go to bed, I'll play catch in the den with him. This usually turns into poke the dog with a yardstick. I use the yard stick to roll his ball closer to me so I don't have to get up. He starts messing with Morgan, so I poke him in the butt with the stick, then he tries to catch the stick. Note to self, get a longer stick...

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