Frequently Asked Questions about Ball and Fetch Toys
Which dog fetch toys are the best?
Balls, sticks, discs, rope toys, rings, and other toys that fly far when thrown are the finest retrieve toys for dogs. Tennis ball-like dog fetch toys are a classic, and employing a dog ball launcher to make them travel further can increase the pleasure. Pick a disc or boomerang to play fetch in a park or large yard. Stick-shaped toys are great for dogs, always picking up sticks, while rope and ring toys are good for retrieving and tug-of-war. Any of your dog's favourite toys will work just fine for a game of fetch; just make sure they are strong enough to endure all the throwing and lugging around!
Does every dog require a fetching toy?
While some dogs enjoy playing fetch instinctively, others might need some encouragement or just not be that interested. Genetics may influence genetics if your dog enjoys chasing after toys and knows how to play fetch. Some dogs, particularly hunting and retrieving breeds, appear to have it built into their genetic makeup. Use dog discs or balls to demonstrate to your dog what to do, and observe how quickly he takes it up.
How can I encourage my dog to play fetch?
If you train your dog slowly, you can teach him to play fetch. Encourage your dog to chase the retrieve toy to get things going. Once he has taken up the toy, call him again. Use rewards and praise to keep the process going. If your dog will chase the toy but not bring it back, try attaching it to a rope and slowly dragging it toward you. Your dog may require some practice with the stages, and you should experiment with various dog fetch toys to see which ones he enjoys the most.