Teach Your Dog to Fetch: The Ultimate Guide

I’m going to teach the dog to fetch. Right now, you’re probably thinking, “No way, man!” But you’re wrong. I’m going to teach your dog to fetch. I’ve done it before, and now I’m going to share my tips and tricks with you. I’m going to show you how to teach a dog to fetch. And then I’m going to show you how to train your dog to fetch. And then I’m going to teach you how to teach your dog to fetch. And then I’m going to show you how to train your dog to fetch.

Choosing the Right Toy

It all starts with choosing the right ball for your dog. You want something bouncy and exciting. You want something that plays nice in the house. You want something that your dog can actually bring back when you ask for it. I’ve got you covered. When I first got my dog, he would bring the ball back, but then I’d have to either take it back from him, or just ignore him. He didn’t realize that he could bring it back to me. He would just bring it back to the couch, or to the floor. Eventually, I tried another toy. And another. And another. And then I started seeing results. This time, I had a different training game in mind. I went to Target, and picked up a couple of tugs-of-war. I paid about 50 bucks for both of them, and I paid $3 for the toy that he just absolutely adored.

What If My Dog Isn’t Interested?

Maybe you’ve decided that your dog isn’t interested in fetching after all. Perhaps your dog was young when you taught him to fetch, or he only learned it for a few months before he lost interest. Or maybe your dog just isn’t very athletic. If he doesn’t have the natural ability to perform the play-to-catch-throw move that you see on TV, it’s likely that he won’t be able to get it, either. If your dog isn’t interested, you’ll need to train him to have a much better understanding of fetch. And that’s where it gets tricky. How do you make your dog understand that throwing a ball is a way to get what he wants? The first thing you need to know is that many dogs actually prefer to get the toy rather than catching it.

Playing Bait-and-Switch

Remember when you were a little kid and you’d let the dog chase you with a tennis ball? And, when the dog finally caught the ball, you’d make a big deal out of it? Or you’d call your dad to tell him how you caught the ball. Or you’d beg your parents to let you throw the ball into the pool again. Or, if your dad wasn’t around, you’d pretend that you caught the ball yourself and show it to your younger brother. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. I mean, how could I forget that? I love that game. Sure, you threw the ball and the dog ran after it. But the dog didn’t have anything in its mouth. It wasn’t pretending to catch the ball. The dog didn’t act like it did anything special. It just chased the ball. See the difference?

More Tips for Playing Fetch

I am going to teach you how to play fetch. Like I said, I have done this before. I’m a great expert at it. In fact, you can learn the most important tips I’ve learned about playing fetch by watching me. So now let’s get started. Let’s teach your dog to fetch. But First, Let’s Talk About Play Okay, first, I want you to watch me play fetch. You’ll get to see exactly what I’m talking about. My job is to watch you throw the stick. Your job is to throw the stick. Now you can throw the stick yourself. Or you can tell me what the stick looks like. I don’t really care. I just want to see how you feel about throwing the stick. If you’re really into it, you can chase after the stick too. That’s fine too. Just keep it fun.