Dog Activities: Articles, Tips & Games

There are lots of fun ways to provide mental exercise for dogs while keeping them physically fit. Entertainment for dogs can include playing games together, engaging them in enrichment activities and outdoor or indoor dog activities. It can also include finding positive ways to steer them away from problem behaviors like digging.

Dog Games

5 Games to Play With Your Dog

Playing games with your dog is a great form of mental and physical exercise. Learn fun games and activities you can start playing with your pooch today.

Articles

10 Tips to Keep Dogs & Cats Happy Indoors
10 Tips to Keep Dogs & Cats Happy Indoors
When you’re stuck inside, having pets can make the time a lot more enjoyable—but can also present some challenges. Purina’s pet behaviorists share tips to keep you and your pet happy when you’re stuck inside.
Water Exercise For Dogs: Swimming Safely
Water Exercise For Dogs: Swimming Safely
Heading for water this summer? Remember that water exercise for dogs can be just the thing to help your pet stay active and escape the summer heat. Here’s how to do it safely.
5 Games to Play With Your Dog
5 Games to Play With Your Dog
Playing games with your dog is a great form of mental and physical exercise. Learn fun games and activities you can start playing with your pooch today.
Creative Dog Enrichment Ideas
Creative Dog Enrichment Ideas
Dogs need regular activities and stimulation for a healthy life. Read these tips for activities that will keep your dog entertained and enrich their life.
Reasons Reading to Dogs Benefits Kids
Reasons Reading to Dogs Benefits Kids
Research shows kids improve their reading abilities when they read to dogs. Here are four ways this simple task enhances your child’s reading experience.
How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?
How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?
How much exercise does a dog need? Learn from Purina dog care experts how often you should exercise your dog and fun games to improve your dog's overall health.
How to Teach a Dog to Swim
How to Teach a Dog to Swim
Can all dogs swim? Many people believe swimming comes naturally to dogs, but that isn't always the case. Learn some tips to get your puppy or dog in the water.
Flying with a Dog: Tips, Tricks & What You Should Know
Flying with a Dog: Tips, Tricks & What You Should Know
Read these tips for a successful flight with your dog, from booking to take-off. We also have a simple day-of checklist to help you get your pet ready to fly.
Hiking With Your Dog
Hiking With Your Dog
Hiking is a great way to treat your canine companion to a dog adventure. It’s also an enjoyable way to work out with your dog. Take to the trail safely with these tips.
Running With Your Dog: Getting Started
Running With Your Dog: Getting Started
Running with your dog can increase canine performance and help you get in shape too. Learn how you and your canine workout partner can get up and running safely, together.
Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Ready to share in some canine fitness activities with your senior dog? Here are some tips to help you get active—and stay safe—with your older pet.
Shelter Pet Photography Tips
Shelter Pet Photography Tips
A good picture can make all the difference in pet adoption. Learn how you can help your local shelter provide quality photos with these professional photographer tips.