Make sure you’re teaching some rules with this.
- Teach your dog that you start and end the game.
- Teach Drop it and stick a treat to your dog’s nose (after getting your dog to drop the ball where you want it with your food lure and work – you can get two identical toys and reward the dropping of ball one with the throwing of ball two. This is a great way to get your dog doing some wind sprints and tire them out completely.)
- Progression: Work obedience into your fetch – sit or down then say your release command and then immediately throw the ball or toy.
- Teach your dog that you start and end the game
- Teach your dog drop it in drive and;
- Teach them to come down out of drive by giving them a small break between bouts of tug
K9 Dog Bite Tug Toy with 2 Strong Handles (by Bull Fit)
- Made of Durable & Tear-Resistant French Linen
- Perfect for Tug of War, Fetch & Puppy Training
- Ideal for Medium to Large Dogs – Firmly Stitched Pull Toy
If your dog has a high “prey” drive and you have the room in your yard or house. See if your dog likes the idea first, by attaching a toy to a string or line to see if your dog likes chasing it, before investing a bunch of time or money into getting or making one.
The same as the last two game’s goals.
Puppy Prey Drive Building Flirt Pole Tug Toy Redline K9
by REDLINE K-9
or “DIY” it with an old broom handle or relatively sturdy piece of lighter wood (1×2 pine work pretty well), duct tape a handle and drill a hole in the top… run a light line through and tie a cloth tug toy to your line (depending on your dog’s tenacity). I’ve used old shoelaces strung together in a pinch for these DIY versions BOOT laces are better cuz they’re longer.
Feeding toys and puzzles that I like
StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy
PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist ‘n Treat, Treat Dispensing Dog Toy, X-Small, Small, Medium and Large Sizes
Caveat: Don’t leave this with your dog as a “chew toy”. They’re not really designed for that. If you want something for their alone time. I’d use a black rubber Kong (note: there are different sizes – Get one large enough that your dog can’t mistake it for something to swallow!)
Black Rubber Kong
(Note: The black rubber is more dense and durable
than the red rubber Kongs)