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How to teach my dog ​​to bring the ball

Teaching a dog to bring the ball is one of the favorite activities of any owner and is part of the basic education or training process of the animal.

We will show you how to teach a dog to bring things and release them so you can throw them again, is a relatively simple process. RIt doesn't really have to be a ball, it can be any toy your hairy likes.

First phase: Familiarization with the toy and release order

The first step to teach your dog to bring the ball is to let him get acquainted with her. Show him the chosen toy and let him play with him on his own, that he knows the texture, hardness, possibilities it offers (whether boot or not, if it weighs ...). The best thing is that the ball is of quality, remember to pick it up with your mouth! If the ball is bad or too soft, it will break it right away, in addition to running the risk of swallowing a piece.

Once you are familiar with the ball, we will give it to you to hold it with your mouth. Once you have it, The next step is to ask him to release it, with the palm of his hand open under his mouth, at the order of "give it to me" or "let go". Remember that orders must be concrete and concise words. When we get it released, it will be a good time for congratulations and awards, you have completed the first step, If we reward progress, it will better strengthen the knowledge acquired and remain motivated.

There is something very important to keep in mind when it comes to teaching a dog to bring the ball: if you don't get him to release it, don't try to force it off, You will understand that it does good by biting it. Be patient until you get the word "loose" associated with the action. Do not get nervous, if after 10 or 15 minutes you have not succeeded, give him some food and keep trying. Remember to congratulate your dog whenever he does something right.

Note that dogs have different learning rhythmsDo not despair if it takes a while. Some learn in just one day, others need a few. Spend a little time every day to practice and you will get it.

Second phase: Bring the ball and drop it to your order

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Let's see the second step to teach a dog to bring things. Do not go to this until you have mastered the previous step, it is very important to strengthen progress well before moving forward.

Now we will learn how to teach your dog to bring and drop the ball. Lor better, go to a park or open field, but it is important that there are no distractions, like other dogs or many people passing by, noises, etc. Try to keep your dog as much attention as possible.

We are going to show the dog the ball and move it to get his attention, making him want to catch it. But don't let him bite her. When you have your full attention on the ball, throw it and give it the command “search” or “take it”, it doesn't have to be too far away at first, if you don't see it, you could lose interest or lose your mind.

When he takes it, you should call him and ask him to sit in front of you and move on to remember what was learned in the previous step: "loose." When you get it, it will be time for congratulations and awards.

It is possible that your dog runs towards the ball and catches it, but does not return to you. So, it is best to take another ball, identical to the previous one and throw it too. He will, of course, go after her, then try again: give him the order to come, sit and release.

Give him rest time and enjoy the toy between launch and launch, Don't overwhelm him, this is a game.

Repeat this process as necessary to finish teaching your dog to bring the ball.

Recommendations when teaching your dog to bring the ball

If in the game process you notice that foam comes out of your mouth, let it rest a little and give it water. The foam is only saliva, when drinking and resting it will disappear.

Beware of foam balls! Its economic price is tempting, but they are usually of a poor quality foam and easily breakable. They will last shortly and your friend could swallow a piece. It is best to consider other options, such as frontenis balls, which are not expensive and will last long. You can also use toys other than balls, such as bongs with or without rope, or any of the toys you already have. In the latter case, it is better that they are hard or rubber, not cloth, since they get dirty and break more.

We hope this article has given you the clues on how to teach your dog to bring things. Remember to be patient and enjoy the process, for him it is a game with his best friend, the tone must always be positive. Take advantage of these hours of learning and play to strengthen ties with your furry.

How to teach him to bring the ball

  1. The first thing you have to do is give the order "feel". If he gets nervous ask him for a "still."
  2. After, throw the ball and let him go get it.
  3. Then, ask for a "come" To get close to you
  4. Then, Ask him again for a "feel."
  5. Now put the hand just below the snout and indicate the “loose” order. If you don't release it, repeat the order every 10-20 seconds for a minute. In case there is no way, show him a treat and when you see him open his mouth, say "loose."
  6. Once the ball is in your hand, give the treat.

Repeat several times throughout the day until you learn to release the ball.

So, little by little he will let you share his "treasure" with him 🙂.

Association and order to release the ball

Before even teaching him to go for the ball, it is very convenient to show him the ball and let him play with it for a while. Needless to say, the balls should be of quality, since if you do not break them in a short time and possibly swallow pieces of it (something very little recommended).

When our dog is familiar with the ball, we must give it to him to hold it with his mouth and congratulate him. Then we will put an open hand next to the mouth to release the ball and give the order to "give it to me" or "release."

When you release it we must congratulate you a lot and give you some prize, a dog biscuit or piece of sausage, we must use the positive reinforcement So associate that dropping the ball to our order is a good thing that has a reward.

If the dog does not release the ball, we should not try to take it off because then he will understand that he is doing well by biting it hard. We must insist again and again until he gives us the ball, without losing his calm and with much patience, if after about fifteen minutes he does not give it to us, we can try to bribe him with little food and when he releases the ball congratulate him.

Some dogs learn in a single day and others in two or three weeks, you just have to have a little patience and be constant, practicing a little every day.

Teach him to bring the ball and drop it to our order

Once we have mastered the previous step, it is time to implement the game of throwing and bringing the ball. For this, it is best to go to an open field or dog park (preferably without dogs to be able to educate ours without distractions).

We will show the ball to our dog and move it a little, causing him to bite it but without letting him do it. Then we will throw it away and give you the “search” or “take it” order.

Our dog does not think of a game but that the ball is like a moving prey, so it will run towards it until it catches it. When he does we must call him and ask him to sit in front of us, give him the order to release the ball and when he does give him a prize and congratulations.

If the dog does not return, we will take a second ball identical to the first and when the dog has taken the first we will call him and show him the second. He will come to try to catch it too, when he does we will give him the order to sit down and drop the ball. If you do, we will congratulate you and give you a prize.

We must throw the ball several times but without exceeding, leaving time between ball and ball to rest and nibble the ball a little, to enjoy it. This game is not to exercise our dog, it is to have fun for a while.

If we observe that our dog shows white foam in his mouth, we must stop the game and give him some water to cool. The white foam is usually saliva, giving it water little by little so that it does not feel bad, it will disappear.

The rubber balls that they sell at very cheap prices are of a very soft foam that breaks very easily. We can buy frontenis balls, which are hard rubber and elastic almost unbreakable. They are economical and will last a long time.

We can also use small bongs with or without rope or any of your favorite toys.

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Comments

Hi. This exercise is very good but I have a problem that my dog ​​does not play with anything, and I want to teach him to be interested in a toy, he had thought about the ball but how do I make it interesting? She won't even look for it: / help, because sometimes it gives me a can because it looks very boring and I don't know what to do help.

Hi. This exercise is very good but I have a problem that my dog ​​does not play with anything, and I want to teach him to be interested in a toy, he had thought about the ball but how do I make it interesting? She won't even look for it: / help, because sometimes it gives me a can because it looks very boring and I don't know what to do help.

Wise advice my little Jimmy has finally learned to play with the ball. Thanks petdarling.

Miguel Guzmán says

You're welcome Luis, how good it served you 🙂

Wise advice my little Jimmy has finally learned to play with the ball. Thanks petdarling.