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