When this happens, I sit on the floor and play fetch and tug of war.
We did find a new-+ form of entertainment for Niko, his idea of TV, actually. It's a view of the neighborhood, right at the tips of his paws. For days, I was thinking I need to get some kind of platform high enough so that Niko can look out the window. Serendipitously, someone had discarded a small arm chair and I happened to see it. It was the perfect size and in great condition. I almost think it was a children's chair. Now it is Niko's!
Niko's new bed (2nd one)