6 Puppy Games To Play With Your New Puppy

A German Shepherd puppy playing tug-o-war in a garden.

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Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future.

While puppies spend a good portion of their days sleeping, they can have lots of energy when they wake up, and puppy games can put that energy to good use.

Games for adult dogs may be too intense for puppies and often require knowledge of commands that pups haven’t learned yet. Puppy games, on the other hand, help build knowledge while tiring your young dog out and making sure they can be calm, relaxed, and well-behaved for the rest of the day.

When playing any games with your puppy, it’s important that you don’t overexert them, as this can cause injury and undo your training. Play sessions should last a few minutes and end before your puppy gets bored and uninterested. Keep them having fun and learning, and they’ll be much happier and ready to play again later on.

Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.

What other games would you recommend for puppies? Did your dog have a favorite puppy game when they were younger? Let us know in the comments below!

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