Monday, October 12, 2009

Fetch 101: How to Teach Your Old & New Dog A Game of Fetch!

Your dog doesn't have to be a golden retriever to enjoy a fun game of fetch. Dogs young & old enjoy a good ball chase. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Playing fetch is an enjoyable pastime between dogs & their humans.

This fetching game is great exercise, helps release pent up energy, and nurtures the bonding experience. While keeping your dog's waistline trimmed & face happy go lucky. Now its back to the basic for your fetch lesson! With these simple ehow techniques and tips mastered, you are ready to take to the park or beach with your dog and his or her frisbee or tennis ball.

1. Ready, Set, Play! Throw the first ball and let your dog go after it. When your dog starts to come towards you, ask your dog to "drop it."

2. If dog refuses to drop it! If your dog does not drop the ball, stop paying attention to your dog. Instead take out the second ball.

3. Get out Backup ball. Start to have fun with the second ball. Toss it up in the air. Act like you're having a great time with the second ball. Keep doing this until your dog looks at you. If you've done this step correctly, your dog will drop the ball that he/she has and look up at the one you have.

4. Refocus & throw-As soon as your dog drops his/her ball, show the ball you're holding to your dog. As soon as your dog focuses on the ball that you're holding, throw it.

5. Practice make perfect-Repeat the process when your dog comes back to you. Within a short period of time, you'll have your dog retrieving for you.

Here are some eco-friendly safe interactive fetch dog toy options for that fur ball of energy in your life. With just a few throws even the most active, hyper & energetic dog will be dead tired and slumped on the couch, bed or floor. These toys are buoyant & float, perfect for dogs who love the water. Whether by land or by sea these toys are guaranteed durable - even against the most destructive fetchers!

West Paw Bumi

Introducing Būmi - the interactive toy that your dog won’t want to put down! Būmi™ is the active dog’s dream come true, charged with energetic fun! Būmi is so much more than a tug toy - pull, flex, throw, float, and repeat! Guaranteed to last, even against those “destructive dogs” we love! Since Būmi™ is 100% recyclable, this dog toy will never need to be thrown away... except during a game of fetch. Bumi comes in 3 vibrant colors & 2 sizes.

West Paw Huck

Does your dog have the gift of turning any toy into mincemeat pie? Now a toy that can weather the storm & slobber. With a new twist on an old favorite, fetch takes on different bounce ! Made from our extremely durable, one-of-a-kind material, Zogoflex, Huck will keep your dog jumping…literally! Huck comes in 3 vibrant colors & 2 sizes.

West Paw Zisc

Its a bird, Its a plane, No its the Zisc! Not your average Cape Crusader in tights, but here to save the day by making playtime fun. A fresh new idea in the world of flying discs...the Zisc is designed with all the benefits to keep your dog happy.

Perfect toy for dogs learning to catch or those seasoned pros.
engineered from incredibly soft, yet durable Zogoflex material, the Zisc is aerodynamic and flies through the air with speed and accuracy. So fast & furious we hope Spot can keep up, making this a great exercise buddy. Zisc comes in 3 vibrant colors. Shop for eco-friendly, all natural & organic goodies for your new furry family member. We carry a great selection of Odor Free Bully Sticks / Dog Treats / and Dog Toys !

1 comment:

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