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How to Play Hide-and-Seek With Your Pets Indoors

3 Takes on Indoor Hide-and-Seek


There's no secret that hide-and-seek's a fun game to play indoors on wintry days for pets and kids alike. When I think of animal-friendly versions, a couple options come to mind – those where treats are hidden and sought out by nosy noses and those where family members are sniffed out . . . if you've got enough space to trick a doggie into playing, that is.

However, North's favorite take of this activity is a combination of all his favorite things — fetching, running, and yummies, of course. To get started, all you need is a toy your furball will want to chase — like a squeaky ball — and a tiny training treat. Get my four steps to fun when you read more.

  1. Throw the toy.
  2. As your pet chases it, run and hide (in my tiny apartment, this usually means next to the bed or in the closet).
  3. When your pup goes to "fetch," call his name until he finds you.
  4. Reward with a treat for letting go of the toy and repeat.
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