Fetching is instinctual and is a great source of exercise for your canine companion! It is a behavior that spans many breeds. Some theorize that the prey instinct in canines is at the root of this behavior. Some dogs simply feel compelled to chase and grab any fast moving small object. If you have a dog that can’t play fetch enough, Wag N' Wash can help with a variety of dog toys designed for playing fetch.
When it comes to playing fetch, some dogs have a high fetch IQ and won’t need as much coaxing to enjoy this wonderful activity. Other dogs may wonder what exactly you think throwing that toy and staring at them is going to accomplish. Patient and committed cat lovers can even teach their purrfect friends how to play fetch with our unique cat toys. Whether you have a cat or dog, these steps will help them learn to love to fetch!
Tips to Teach the GameThis activity is not only a great way to help your dog or cat burn off energy, but it creates a great bonding and confidence building environment for you and your friend. Our wide selection of pet toys will keep your puppy or kitten fetching all day long. Take a look at your local store to see what other fun dog toys we have available!
1 Let’s start with the basics
The best way to get your friend interested in fetch is to use a simple reward system. Show your dog or cat the toy, let him see that you’re excited by it, and if he shows an interest in it give him a treat. This way your companion learns to be very excited about their new favorite pet toy. Do this a couple more times until he really has the hang of it.
2 Next drop the ball out in front of you
If your companion is excited, and especially if he picks it up for you, give him another treat. It’s important to be just as excited about the ball as you want your friend to be. They take their cues from you, and only care about the ball because you do. That’s a special friend if I’ve ever seen one!
3 Go further
After your pal gets the hang of that, try throwing the ball a little further. Throw it just far enough for your friend to have to chase and bring it back. Just like the earlier steps, give your pal a treat and a rubdown every time they bring the ball back to you, and always be excited. Once they’ve gotten the hang of close distance fetch, it’s time to take them out for the real deal.
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When you shop at Wag N' Wash, you are supporting your local community! All Wag N' Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming stores are locally owned and operated, meaning purchases made in your local store, including our Dog Toys, support your local community. At each Wag N' Wash, you will find the same level of support and customer care. We work hard to make shopping a pawsitive experience for all of our customers, two and four legged alike. Each locally owned Wag N' Wash is maintained by hard-working, pet loving business men and women in your local community. Next time you are thinking about pet grooming, supplies and natural food, think no further than Wag N' Wash. By choosing Wag N' Wash, as your local pet store, over a national chain store, you are helping each owner in their mission and strong dedication to enrich the community that they and their business are located in. Shop local by visiting us today to take advantage of our all our services!