Do you like to run? Well, we know that your pup does! If being chased is one of your dog's favorite games, they are not alone. Lots of dogs love to be chased and can play this way for hours. However, maybe you are tired of simply running and following your dog around and are looking for something else to keep them entertained. Look no further! We have some great activities here for dogs who like being chased. Utilize this knowledge to your benefit and prevent your pup from using their love of the pursuit in unsafe ways, such as bolting into the street or turning around to chase others.
One of the best places to bring a dog who likes to be chased is to the dog park. Not only will your pup be able to run free in a nice open space but they can also play chase with other dog friends! After all, chase is probably the most common game being played at the dog park. Having other dogs around who also want to play will give you a little break from chasing around that pup too. You'll be able to sit back and relax while your dog gets to do what they love best - run around!
If you have ever watched a dog race or even just heard about dog races, you know that dogs are trained to chase mechanical rabbits around tracks. While this specific skill is taught to the racing dogs, chasing a rabbit is pretty instinctual. Why not give your pup a similar toy? There are many automated toys which can wheel around for your dog to chase. Try a remote car or mechanical animal toy for your dog to chase. Not only will their predatory nature come about but they will be so happy chasing something moving! Sit back and watch as your dog runs around chasing their new toy. You can also try having the remote toy pursue your dog - but if they seem skittish at all about the idea, let them continue the chase rather than be chased.
Most of the things that dogs chase are eventually caught. Throw a toy for your pup to chase and they will obviously grab it and have the tangible item that they were after. Having your dog chase a laser beam is a game that never ends as your dog will never be able to catch it! You may have heard of playing with lasers for cats before but they are also great for dogs. You can easily find a laser toy for a few dollars and it is something that will keep your active pup busy for hours! A win for everyone!
There is nothing quite as good for a dog who likes to chase than a quick game of ball. Fetch, catch, chase…whatever you call it, dogs love it!
Going for a run with your dog who likes to chase is good for you and them. Your dog will get out some energy while you are also able to get a good work out in!
Head for the nearest hilly area and have a race with your companion to see who makes it to the top first. We can guarantee that you will be chasing your pal up the hill over and over.