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Retriever games for dogs: ideas


There are a lot of retrieving games that you can use your dog a lot variety can offer. If your four-legged friend likes to bring sticks, ball and Co. back to you, you can challenge him with different game variations. Here are a few suggestions. This dog has fun retrieving - Image: Shutterstock / Dexter-cz

Basically, retrieval games for dogs can be divided into different categories, including search, baiting, obedience or thinking games. You should find out which exercises are right for your four-legged friend simply by trying them out - you will notice what your dog enjoys and what it does not. Very important for every game: Praise and reward your four-legged friend extensively when they bring back their retriever toy.

Triangle exercise: simple and fun

For the triangular exercise, place the dummy your dog is supposed to retrieve on the floor several meters away from your four-legged friend. In any case, he should still be able to see him. Then position yourself, your dog and the dummy so that they form the corner points of a triangle. Then call your partner first and then let them get the dummy.

Basic obedience: the classic

The game of basic obedience is one of the retrieval games, where - as the name suggests - obedience is important. For example, let your dog walk first and then suddenly throw the dummy. It is important that your playmate does not run after you, but only fetches at your command. Alternatively, you can also throw the dummy, but do not let your dog sprint immediately afterwards, but first ask him to do something completely different - for example, "sit" or "do male". Your four-legged friend can then retrieve the dummy as a reward.

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Memory game for smart dogs

Retriever games that challenge and promote the memory or thinking power of your animal companion are particularly popular with dogs. The following exercise assumes that you walk the same distance back and forth on a dog walk. On the way there you hide one or more dummies on the edge of the path - so that your four-legged friend can watch you. Your dog may only search and retrieve the "treasures" on the way back - the joy will be twice as great.