As per the new normal, it is best to keep playtime indoors. Pandemic has affected both humans and animals. We are aware that it can make our dogs sick and in some cases, it can result in death. There are many reasons for which indoor games may be a better and safer option than heading outside. Some of the reasons why it's good to keep indoor games in mind for your dog are:Outdoor activities can be disrupted by rain but your dog still needs to exercise, so indoor games come to the rescue and it is safest to stay inside during thunderstorms.Extreme heat is even more dangerous than rain as it can lead to either heatstroke or damage to the pads of the feet of your dog.How can we forget about frostbite from spending too much time outside in the cold weather. Plus, if you haven’t brought boots for your dog then walking in the winter can harm your dog’s paws, especially from chemicals that are used to melt the ice. Types of indoor games for your dog Hidden TreasureThis game is played to engage your dog’s sense of smell and brain.The game is easy to set up.First, you need to hide some treats at your dog's level in your house.Remember, the treats have to be easily accessible to your dog.Keep them at or below your dog’s eye level as you don't want to teach bad habits like counter surfing.Once you have hidden the treats, then command them to "Find It".If you are playing this game first with your dog, then after giving them the command, guide them to the area of a treat.Keep repeating the command and when they find the treat, don’t forget to praise them and repeat the process, until they find all of the treats.Since this game requires more physical activity, it will tire your pup out.However, don’t forget to end the game with a command, otherwise your dog will end up searching the house for non-existent treats.Allowing them to think there are more treats left will cause them to develop destructive behavior as they become more frantic and frustrated in their search. Hide-and-seekThis is a great indoor game but requires two people; one to hold the dog and the other hides.It engages the brain, sense of smell, hearing and gives your pup a bit of exercise.If your pup is not aware about the stay command, have one person to hold the dog.Then hide, call your dog and let them hunt for you.Once your dog finds you, praise and give a reward. Then start the game again. Hide-and-seek is an excellent way to reinforce your dog’s recalling skills. Clicker training Using a clicker is a great way to engage your dog’s mind.They love the training game as it combines treats and spending time with you.This game helps to keep your dog focused, stimulating their brain and is a great way to tire them out. Some Extra Training Games For Obedience Behaviors:SitStayLay DownOffLookHeel Just in case the weather turns bad or you don’t feel like going out, it is always good to have stuff on hand for indoor games for dogs.And let's face it, most dogs don't even care if you play indoors or outdoors just as long as they get to spend time with you.