Playing with a dog is fun for most people. It’s a natural behavior for dogs—especially young ones—and gives the owner a great opportunity to bond with them. Play is also important for a dog’s mental and emotional well-being. Depending on the intensity, playtime can give a dog great physical exercise as well. Play can range from unorganized, spontaneous play to organized, intense competitive games or sport. Aim to play with your dog twice a day for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Some rambunctious dogs will need longer play times to keep them happy. By learning the right types of toys and games, you can easily rotate a fun routine of play for you and your dog.