Activities For Ringball Players With Dogs

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Introduction

Ringball is a very unique sport which requires a lot of skill and practice. This meansĀ if you are a ringball player, you likely need to spend a lot of time on the court. However, what about your beloved dog? They need attention and your time too! Luckily, these activities will help you become a better ringball player but also spend time with your dog. Who knew you could do both! Get your pup and get ready to play.

Ball Throw

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Dog Treats
Ringball
Activity description
The game of ringball revolves around your ability to throw with force and with accuracy. You need to be able to get the ball from player to player and, eventually, into the net. Of course, the more you practice throwing, the better you will get! Did you know you already have the perfect practice partner? That's right, your dog! Your pup will be glad to help you practice your throwing skills and it won't cost you much at all - just the price of a few treats and a ringball ball! This game is best played outside in nice weather so you can really throw that ball far.
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Find a space
While you can easily head to your local ringball court, they may not always allow pups on the field. If this is the case, look for a nice flat field that is fenced in completely for you and your dog to practice throwing. A fenced-in area is ideal so you don't need to worry about your dog wandering off while they are running free, helping you retrieve your ringball ball.
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Push the ball
Before you begin throwing the ball, teach your dog how to push a ringball ball to you using their nose. Place the ball on the ground and let your dog sniff it. While the ball will be too big for your pup to pick up in their mouth, they can easily roll it with their nose or paw. When your dog pushes the ball in any manner, say "push" and give them a treat. When your dog pushes it again, repeat this step. If won't take long before your dog learns that pushing the ball to you results in a reward.
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Throw
Now it is time to practice throwing that ringball ball! Toss the ball as hard as you can, aiming it at a tree, rock or specific spot on the ground. Then, once the ball lands, have your dog return it by giving them the command "push". Once you have the ball back, throw it again. Focus on your throwing form as well as just having fun with your dog!
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Arm Workout

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Dog Treats
Activity description
Developing strong arm muscles is essential to your ringball game. You need to build upper body strength in order to throw the ball more forcefully and also to throw it further. Completing a good arm workout each day will help you improve your strength and it is also something that you can do with your dog. While you do these exercises, your dog will work on their "stay" command and also their patience as they wait for the treats they will receive after each set you complete. Work out your upper body inside or outside - anywhere is perfect as long as you remember to bring that pup!
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Push-up position
Have your dog lie down on the ground and stay. Give your dog a treat as a reward and remind them to stay by saying the command again. Lower yourself into a push-up position over your dog so that your pup is in a "tunnel" under you. Hold the push up position for thirty seconds, keeping your arms and core tight and still while also telling your dog to stay. Once your time is up, give your dog a treat, shake out your arms and do it again!
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Inchworm
Have your dog sit and stay, facing you. Stand a few feet from your dog and place ten dog treats on the ground in front of you. Bend over, keeping your legs straight and place your hands on the floor. Keep your feet in one spot as you walk your hands forward toward your dog until you are in a push-up position. Then, walk your hands back to your feet, grab a dog treat, stand up and toss your pup the treat. Do it again until all ten treats are gone!
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Doggy carry
If you have a small dog or pup who just likes to be held, carry your dog around your house for as long as they will let you. Carry your dog up the stairs, hold them in one arm as you clean the house with the other and pick them up and put them down often. Even the smallest dog makes a great weight! You may not notice it but the simple act of carrying your pup will improve your strength immensely.
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Fastest Catch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Ringball Ball
Treats
Activity description
Now that you and your dog have practiced throwing a ringball ball and you have also worked on developing your muscles to improve your game, it is time to work on the other aspect of the game: catching the ball. When playing ringball, you can never let the ball touch the ground and you also can't let it hit any other parts of your body. This means hands only! Catching a ringball takes skill but practice, practice and practice some more and you will be a pro catcher. Bring your dog out to help you practice and also grab a friend who can throw the ball to you.
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Place to play
Find a ringball court where you can practice with your dog. If you cannot find a court that will allow your pup, opt for a football field, soccer field or just your own grassy backyard. A fenced in place is best so that you can focus on your catching rather than thinking about your dog running away.
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Ball familiarity
Make sure that your dog is familiar with a ringball ball and also make sure that they get excited when they see the ball. You want your pup to crave playing with the ball just as much as you do! Let your dog sniff the ball, push it around and paw at it so that they are ready to participate in your practice. Work on having your dog push the ball to you in order to receive a treat as well.
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Who gets the ball
Get into your position on the court and have your friend throw you the ringball ball. Try to catch it before it hits the ground just as you would in a game of ringball. Dive for the ball, run for the ball and jump for the ball - anything to make sure it lands in your hands. However, if the ball touches the ground, it now belongs to your dog! Let them play with the ball and then return it to you. If your dog has possession of the ball for the majority of the game, you know you need to practice your catching skills some more!
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More Fun Ideas...

Recycle

If your ringball ball pops or deflates, don't throw it away! Give it to your dog! Even a flat ringball ball will be fun for your pup to play with and the leather exterior will give them something nice to chew on - just monitor them to ensure they do not ingest the ball.

Shoot and Score

Set up a ringball net in your yard or inside your house and practice throwing the ball into the net anytime you'd like. Have your dog retrieve the ball after each throw.

Conclusion

There is a lot of skill that goes into playing ringball and it is definitely a sport that requires one to practice frequently in order to become a better player. As you can now see, your dog can help you with a lot of this practice! From working on your throwing skills and your catching skills to just being a workout buddy, your dog never needs to be far away when you want to play ringball.