How To Teach Your Dog To Play Fetch: 101 Dog Care Tips

How To Teach Your Dog To Play FetchYour dog does not have to be a Golden Retriever to love a good game of fetch.  Fetch is a great form of exercise and helps promote bonding with man’s best friend. But before you partake in an energetic game of fetch you must first teach your dog how to play. It is true that some dogs learn faster then others, while others have mastered the art of the ball chase but not the retrieval. The key to a good game of fetch is not only teaching your dog to run after the ball, but how to bring it back. Like any dog training we do recommend teaching your dog how to play fetch at a younger age. If your older dog has not mastered the art of fetch no worries you can still teach an old dog new tricks!

1. Give the dog the ball to smell. Let the dog hold the ball in its mouth, sniff it and bat it around. This helps the dog grow comfortable with the ball.

2. Bounce the ball in front of the dog while speaking to it in an excited tone. This grabs the dog’s interest.
3. Toss the ball between 2 and 3 feet away from the dog. If the dog runs after it, tell it “Good dog” in a positive sounding voice. Continue tossing the ball and encouraging the dog to chase it. Do not give it a treat each time, but continue to praise it.

4. Snap your fingers, say the dog’s name or do whatever you do to make it come to you once it reaches the ball. If the dog picks up the ball and brings it to you, say “Fetch” or “Bring it here.” Once the dog arrives, praise it and give it a treat. Repeat throwing the ball and telling the dog to “Fetch” it. Use the same phrase each time.

5. Tell the dog “Drop” once it masters bringing you the ball. Use a treat to encourage the dog to open its mouth. Praise the dog when it drops the ball.

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