Tippet is four months old. Since retriever is in his name, we figured playing fetch would come naturally. Well, he is a pretty laid back pup, and likes to sometimes chase the ball but not come back to us.
We borrowed our neighbor’s dog to help teach a puppy commands like fetch.
How to Teach Puppy Fetch With Our Favorite Chuckit!
Wilson is a Boykin Spaniel that was sent away to learn how to flush birds. Playing fetch is his jam! He also likes to dig in the mulch under a tree to take a break.
Tips to teach a dog to fetch.
- We used the Chuckit Launcher for him since he is a pro at fetching and can run long distances to find any ball.
- When teaching a new puppy how to fetch, keep your throwing distance very short.
- Reward them when they return the ball to you.
- Start teaching them drop it too. Reward them when you take the ball way. ( But take one command at a time. )
I don’t think I have seen a more excited dog when it came to fetch time. It was a beautiful spring day here and running in the grass is great exercise and great bonding time with your dog.
Tippet pretty much would chase Wilson who was chasing after the ball. Figured Tippett would learn fetch by simply watching and hearing us praise Wilson.
Since our dog Chloe, we have had many different Chuckit Products. The dogs love them, and it keeps the owner interactive too. From ones that can float in the water to straight up tennis ball launchers Chuckit Brands know dogs.
Tippet gets to learn fetch with these great new Chuckit toys.
- RingChaser/Ultra ring
- Launcher/Ultra Ball
- Breathe Right Ball
- Amphibious ball
The weather is improving which means it’s time to get outside with your four legged friends and get them running around. Your dog has probably been inside a lot this winter and maybe put on a few pounds
Take it easy the first couple of days getting back to regular fetch time if they have been cooped up inside all winter.
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Whether you are getting a puppy or rescuing an older dog, be sure to pin this when are ready to teach your dog fetch.
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