We know if you could, you'd hang out only with your pet. For the times when you absolutely have to be away, these interactive games keep dogs busy while boosting their mental and physical skills. Some even reward them with the best kind of prize (treats!).
When you bring a new pup home, make sure this is his first toy. Not only will it last for years, but you can stuff it with treats or peanut butter to help with training.
You'll have to show him how this one works, but once he learns to pull the trigger, he'll hit the kibble jackpot!
If she perks up every time she hears another animal on TV, she'll get a kick out of this toy. The motion activated ball chirps, grrs, and croaks at her while she barks and chases it around.
This synthetic ball has holes for dogs to tug and nuzzle out the crinkle fabric discs inside. The challenge is easier than others, making it a great starter toy for a puppy or young pet.
Fill this wobbling toy with treats or kibble, then set the opening as big (easy) or small (challenging). Hand it over to your pup and watch her push it around to make the treats fall out.
Stuff this plush toy with tiny squirrels for your dog to sniff out. Once he masters the game, the little stuffed animals are perfect for fetch.
Your pup will have to figure out how to flip open these compartments to get his favorite treats. liked that you can make this game more or less difficult by varying the number and placement of treats.
Or, try this easier version for your younger pet. The scent holes and removable bones make it easier for him to sniff out his reward.
For the anxious dog, this toy does double duty. It challenges her by slowly releasing kibble as she rolls and soothes her at the same time with a calming chamomile scent.
Pack dinner in this rolling ball if your pup tends to scarf down his meals like he's never been fed. As he plays and rolls, kibble trickles out, slowing his eating while keeping him active.
Okay, so it's not exactly chemistry, but your dog will have to figure out how to flip these treat-filled beakers for his experiment to be a success.
It looks simple, but this board game challenges your dog to remove hollow pegs from their holes. It starts easy, but once she figures it out, flip the game over for a bigger challenge.
This cube made for hyperactive dogs packs three games in one: hide-and-seek, a sliding puzzle, and a spinning wheel that she has to push out of the way to reveal treats.
Your dog has to work her way through a tower of pull and flip obstacles to reap her reward: a treat for every level she completes!
Even the most loyal pet owner gets tired of playing catch around the clock. Enter iFetch: It's pricey, but this gadget will throw your pup a ball until she physically can't run any more (the biggest human challenge there is!).