Are you looking for a relatively easy trick to teach your dog that he is going to love? How about a trick that is sure to impress your friends and neighbors? Imagine being able to go out to the park or the beach and play frisbee or catch with a tennis ball. There is nothing like playing catch with your dog--not only is it fun, but it will be great exercise for the both of you.
Remember to use a soft toy during the early phases of his training to ensure your dog doesn't hurt himself while he is learning to catch. Many people seem to be under the impression that dogs should naturally know how to catch. Unfortunately, this is not the case with most dogs, it is a behavior they must learn.
Teaching your dog to catch a frisbee, a ball, a toy, or anything else is a great way to interact with him and make sure he gets plenty of exercise. In most cases, dogs can be taught this trick in just a few weeks, but this depends on several factors, including the breed of dog, his physical abilities, and his own ability to learn. It also depends a lot on how much time you have to spend training him every day.
Choose a command word such as "catch" and stick with it, you should never change a command once you have used it once. Continually changing the command used for a particular task only leads to confusion. This can make training difficult if your dog is too confused to understand what you expect from him.
In order to teach your dog to catch there are a few things you will need in order to make the training more successful and fun. These include:
You can teach this trick to any dog that is old enough to have mastered the basic commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and, ‘come’.