Fetching may seem like one of the most natural activities for dogs to engage in with their masters. However, while some dogs are naturally inclined to play this game, others are not and will have to be taught. Usually, they will go after what you have thrown and not bring it back, or they will look at you and wonder why you just tossed their favorite object away from them.
The good news is that you can teach your dog how to play catch in just six easy steps. It may take a little time before they fully understand, but you can use this time to really bond and spend time with your beloved pet.
1. Find the Right Object
You just can’t toss any old object, so you need to find something that will be appealing to your pet. Find something that the dog has an inherent interest in so that they will be more inclined to chase it. You may have to experiment a bit or buy your dog a new toy that they find interesting and you’ll be off to a good start. Some potential items include a favorite stuffed toy, squeak toys, bones, or treats.