Teach Dog to Fetch & Retrieve
Teach Dog to Fetch & Retrieve is a great game to train your dog. Not only does it provide them with physical exercise, it also provides them with mental exercise. And when used to its fullest, you can incorporate your basic obedience skills in it as well, to make those stronger and more fun, for your dog to perform.
Steps To Teach
First thing you want to do is have a selection of toys, to see what toys your dog really loves; and you want to take baby steps: don’t try to just throw a toy twenty feet out, and hope that your dog might come and not only get it but bring it back to you.
Most dogs love running after the toy. Very few dogs, on the other hand, like to actually bring them back. And that’s not as fun for us.
So we want to take baby steps, have your dog on a nice long leash, 6-12 feet, and work on seeing if you can get your dog intrigued by the toy. ‘Like this one?’ Of course, you want to make sure that they like what you’re using any kind of move it around, get them really into it (kissing sounds).
And then the reward for letting this one go is that she got this one. And that’s a good way to get started on your fetch and retrieve behavior, so that your dog can have lots of fun and exercise both indoors and out.