Play Chase With Your Dog
Special Interest: PuppiesRunning
Teach your dog to follow your lead by playing chase with him – and make training fun! If your dog is reluctant to follow you, jump around to get his attention and use treats or a favorite toy to lure him. Always be in command of your dog! When your dog catches up to you, ask him to sit and then reward with a treat or toy. Why not reinforce other basic commands such as stay, come / touch, and down while playing chase? These are useful commands for running or hiking with your dog, especially if you are off-leash. Challenge your dog further by zig-zagging or introducing commands such as left, right, stop, or go to make the game even more interesting.
Take a photo or video of your dog chasing you. And stop when you take the photo – you don’t want to run into anything! Better yet, have someone snap an in-motion shot of your dog!
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Activities: Running, Games, Puppy
Items Needed: Treats or Favorite Toy
Safety: Please consult your vet on running with your dog, especially if you have a puppy. You may also need to consult your own doctor about doing fast, stop and go play with your dog. Pay attention to your dog's abilities and start slow. Never run when it is too hot or cold outside. Don't forget to check the paws!
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