Right now it's too windy, too muddy, ground too covered with dangerous ankle-twisting acorns to be really safe. Sooooooo I park myself here at JL, tell Seamus to go get a ball and the indoor session begins. I lob the ball from here straight back (20-25') into the bedroom for the black boys to retrieve.
They do. Over and over. And over, and over, and over, and over...
It seems to satisfy until outdoor conditions are right again.
Seamus and Flynn
Yes! We play that game every night(after its too dark to see outside). We have one long hallway about the same as yours. I think he actually likes it better than outside, seems to get more excited!!!
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
Make that three. And it doesn't have to be a ball.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Oh yes. We do a LOT of indoor retrieving. Our back yard pretty much sucks. : Between not having any grass, and the steep incline, it's not really ideal for retrieving.
I have a clear path from one end of the living room to the other end of the house. Simon will do this until...well, until hell freezes over. I have not yet reached his limit. :P
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
We call it "hall ball", and Jazzy loves it!
Sort of the same situation here weather-wise. So we played tug-of-war with a new rubber toy I bought him today. It's one that's meant for tug-of-war and he LOVES it. He's laying at the bottom of the steps right now, with it beside him.....silly guy.
I do that as well. Can't walk far enough to give Nellie any real exercise so we chase toys all over the house.
I'd give anything if Buddy would chase a ball. I'd throw till my arm fell off if he would just retrieve it! :-\ He just did not get those Lab genes, I guess. Shadow loved chasing a ball anywhere and we played inside a lot when necessary. Days when it was too crummy for me but not her, I would stand in the doorway and throw the ball across the yard. She'd bring it back every time.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
I stand on the covered patio and fling into all available corners of the yard when I have a wired dog in bad weather. If it is too dark to do any work outside when I get home, I turn on the outside lights and do "swing on the bucket" drills both pushing and pulling on the screen porch or patio. Or, we do to the lighted jogging track and do some pile work/walking baseball under the lights. The joggers never seem to mind, and it gets us exercise we would otherwise miss from no light.
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
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Oh yes...most definitely. When it was sooo hot this summer, we would spend lots of time playing fetch and chase inside!
Also lots of tug o war. I think he likes that as much as indoor fetch!