Playing Fetch

Most dog owners will have at least tried playing fetch, and it’s a really fun game you can play with your dog, whilst it teaches them to return an item, building up trust.

If the dog doesn’t trust you, he or she will try to hang on to the object, whether it’s a stick a ball or a frisbee. To build up trust from time to time, you can try just giving the dog the object, rather than making them work for it.

Fetch can be problematic for dogs though, especially older dogs. This is because they can cause damage to their back legs, especially if you play the game too often. It’s perfect for pups and it does teach them a good set of skills, but don’t expect your dog to keep playing into his or her later years, because it simply may not agree with their aged body.