1. Throw and Fetch
Yeah, every dog owner has probably done this game before. You throw something far away and the dog runs to retrieve the item and brings it back to you while you sit sipping on ginger beer, lemonade or ice tea right? But what if you threw the item and helped your dog do the fetching? Wouldn't that get your heart pumping? All you have to do is throw the item, and while the dog runs to fetch, you simply run with him and race him back to the throw spot.
2. Obstacle Maneuver
Have you ever seen the military do some of their training exercises and you see them hip, dip, sink, climb, jump, hop, tuck and just about any other verbs. Well you can set up fun obstacle courses in your home or yard and you and your dog can have a blast going through these doggy/owner obstacle courses. You will find many of these available gadgets that are awesomely easy to set up on Amazon.
3. Hide and Go Seek
If you have a trained and smart enough dog. You will have tonnes of fun with your dog by playing hide and go seek. So all you have to do is tell the dog to stay. Then go someplace and hide, then simply call the dogs name telling him to come. He will try to figure out where you are. Do this a couple of times and your dog will soon be the master of hide and go doggy seek.
4. Dog Soccer
I can tell you that my Mixed Lab just loves to play soccer with me. As long as you get that ball rolling in the grass, you dog will come and try to tackle that ball away from you. If you and your dog do this regularly, your dog may even learn to score a few world cup goals too!
5. Jump to Catch
This game is like your dog doing the Olympics. You want to ascertain how high your dog can jump. All you need to do is get a piece of stick, tie a thread to it and on the other end of the thread, tie a nice piece of chicken breast to it. Lift the stick above your dog's head enough so that he has to actually jump to get that chicken. Then each time you raise the stick just a little higher to see how high your dog can jump to get that tasty piece of chicken.