Hide & Seek: Dog seeks as I hide in house. "Stay" keeps dog still. Call dog, enjoy the chase! Reward seeker with treats. Fun game
Cup/Shell game: 3 cups, 1 treat. Hide treat, let dog sniff cups. Vary difficulty/make dog point. Fun and engaging!
Dog puzzles: exercise mind and body. Buy or DIY. Knobs, drawers hide treats. Watch them problem-solve. Find at stores/online. Engaging
Towel game: Lay towel, add treats. Fold/roll up for challenge. Dog noses to find treasure. Engaging, takes minutes. No toys needed.
Indoor ball game: Check dog's stairs ability. If confident, healthy joints, loves fetch, use carpeted stairs to wear them out.
Play "sniff and seek" indoors with your dog using treats or toys. Hide items, teach them to find. Consider Nose Work sport if they enjoy it.
Bad weather? Teach dog new tricks! Reinforce obedience or add to their skills. Weave, turn off lights, toy recognition, and clean up.
Create indoor obstacle course for your dog with cushions, brooms, chairs. They'll love running, jumping, ducking, weaving. Hurdles, crawling, cushion hopping!
Use favorite animal videos on TV (YouTube) to calm/focus dogs indoors. Try wildlife, dogs, cats. Increase volume. Worth a try for cute head tilts!
Two-person indoor activity: Toss toy back and forth with dog. Let them win sometimes to keep it fun. Motivates them to play along.