The boys are going for a kick around at the park and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to see Dave make a fool out of himself with his two left feet. Only thing is, the dog still needs walking today. You can’t just tie him to the fence while you play, he’s bordering on the overweight side as it is, he needs to burn some calories.
If you could teach him to play football you’d have an effective way to help him exercise and blow off steam. But even better than that, you’d get to Snapchat Dave getting outdone by your canine. Succeed with this training and your dog will soon be tearing around the field, keeping him slim and fit. It’s also a fantastic way to help him socialize with people and give him a great day out.
One of the best things about this training is that it’s fun and easy to teach. Most dogs will love chasing a ball around and being involved with you and your friends. The key is to incentivize him to chase and run with the ball. That will be done with a rigorous reward system and with plenty of enthusiasm. Once he gets the hang of it, they’ll be no stopping him from running around everyone and putting your buddies to shame.
If he’s just a puppy he should be full of energy and always up for playing. Training could take just a few days. If he’s older and his sporting days are behind him, then he may need a week or two before he gets into the swing of it. Get the training right and you’ll have an effective way to exercise your dog, an entertaining game to play with him, and an amusing spectacle for friends and family.
Before you put your cleats on, you’ll need a few things. Treats or his favorite food will play a vital role in this training, so stock up. You’ll also need space and plenty of it. A park or a large yard should suffice. Also get your hands on a few balls, you may find he accidentally sinks his teeth into a couple to start with.
Once you have all that, you just need 10 minutes a day to train and a positive attitude and you’re good to go!