Dogs are some of the most energetic and fun loving creatures on the planet. Even after they lose one of their senses, such as their sight, dogs will continue to love exploring and playing with their beloved owners. That’s why it’s important to play with your pups every, day as it will make them happy and help them to discover how to use their other senses more efficiently. In today’s blog, Muffin’s Halo will go over a few games and activities you can do with your dog to help get them more active as well as have fun with your four legged friend. Keep reading to get some ideas on how to play with your blind dog.
Talking Ball Fetch
After their sight may be gone, your dog’s other senses will increase after their vision fades. While this is highly unfortunate, it doesn’t mean that every activity you two used to enjoy is over. Fetch, for instance, can still be a daily game you play with your pet. All you need to do is change up the equipment. Talking balls are blind dog toys that emit a noise or phrase so your pooch can find them using senses other than sight. Once you find the perfect toy, look for an open space without too much to get in the way of the ball or your dog. Things like a backyard, park, or beach are all great places to go if your living areas are small and cramped. Now all you have to do is fire up the toy and watch as your dog has the time of their lives chasing their new favorite toy. After awhile, you can even hide the toy in places so your dog can find it and play a form of hide and seek.
If you own a treadmill, then you just found one of the best ways to exercise your blind dog. Regular walks are great, but with a blind dog, they can be a bit more perilous than they were before. But with a trusty treadmill, your dog can exercise till their heart’s content. If you don’t have a treadmill, there are actually ones that have been specifically made just for dogs. You can set one up next to yours and exercise together, or just take turns on one. Start out very slow so your dog can get a feel for the treadmill. Find a nice incline as well so as to challenge your pup without wearing them down too much. Over time, when your dog becomes more familiar with the treadmill, you can increase the speed and height of the machine.
Tug O’ War
A game that needs no introduction, tug o’ war is a game you can almost always play with your pet. All you need is a dog safe toy or rope and an area to play in. Simply offer one end of the toy to your dog while you hold onto the other. Pull back and forth until one of you wins, then get the other end and go again. Make sure you don’t rip the toy out of your dog’s mouth, as that can cause unintentional injuries to your pup.
We here at Muffin’s Halo hope you found this blog helpful and informative. If you’re looking for the best harness for blind dogs, then the Muffin’s Halo is perfect for your pup. The Muffin’s Halo was named one of the best blind dog products on the market, and it’s sure to help your pet gain confidence while also helping to protect them wherever they go. Learn more about Muffin’s Halo, shop our collection of blind dog bumper collars, or contact Muffin’s Halo today to answer any questions you may have.