10 Fun Things To Do At Home With Your Dog

Are you looking for some fun things to do at home with your dog to keep you and your pooch entertained? Here are 10 fun at home activities you can try!

Have A Photo Shoot

So much fun and you will end up with something to put on the wall or post on social. Check out our top tips for photographing pets here.

Paw Art

Make paw prints of your dogs. All you need is some non-toxic paint, paper or canvas and maybe an extra set of hands. Have fun and create something artistic and meaningful that you can hang on the wall and keep forever.


It is the perfect time to master the basics of obedience training, teach your dog some tricks or try clicker training. Teach them or refresh the basics like stay, sit, come or shake. Once they are masters of the basics why not try some tricks like roll over, play dead, fetch the mail or teach them to dance. Find out more about Clicker Training in our blog HERE.


There are lots of treats you can make at home for your doggo just be sure to use dog-safe ingredients. HERE are a few that we like.

Insta Fun

Start your dog an Instagram page. This can be lots of fun! Sharing your dog’s life, posting photos and taking on their personality to create posts. Who knows they might end up being a famous #dogfluencer.

Treasure Hunt

Hide treats around the house for your dog to sniff out. You can make it as easy or as hard as you like. This can lead into scent training where the dog needs to find a treat and respond by sitting or reacting in a certain way to tell you the treat is there. It could keep you all busy for hours. Just a tip, don’t forget where you hid all the treats otherwise you might end up with some “uninvited” participants over the next few days.

Obstacle Course

Set up a fun obstacle course and put your dog’s agility and training to good use. Create jumps, ramps, weave poles and more out of things you have at home.

Pamper Session

Well, who doesn’t love a good pamper session? Have them looking and smelling their best with a relaxing bath, brush, clip, ear clean, teeth brushing or nail trim (you could even paint their nails if you’re game). Shop for all your dog’s grooming needs here.

Play Games

There are so many fun games you can play with your dog from fetch, tug-o-war or how about a game of hide and seek. Puzzle toys and activity mats are fantastic for boredom busters and work best if you can interact with your dog while they play, showing them how they work.

Shop For Them

Ok, so it might not be doing something with them but think of all the cool things you can buy online to spoil them!

Hopefully this gives you some great ideas for fun things to do with your dog at home. Make sure you follow us @vetnpet on Instagram and tag us in your pet photos so we can see what you and your dog are up to.

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Author: Bec

From a very young age Bec has always had a great love and appreciation for all animals. Bec is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and also has a Bachelor in Applied Science Animal Studies with special interest in Wildlife and Recreational Animals. Her studies have been put to good use working in various animal industries including small and large animal veterinary clinics, horse studs and the family cattle property. Horses have played an important part in her life, living on a horse stud and caring for horses throughout breeding, foaling, spelling, racing and retirement. Bec is the proud mum of two gorgeous girls, a beautiful Cocker Spaniel, a cheeky cockatiel, chickens and many horses including a naughty little pony.