"Catch and play" dog games are a great way to engage with your canine companion and provide both physical exercise and mental stimulation. We stock a great range of catch and play dog toys that are all completely natural.
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Great Catch Games for your Dog
Here are some catch and play games you can enjoy with your dog:
Fetch - The classic game of fetch involves throwing a ball or toy, and your dog retrieves it and brings it back to you. You can use a tennis ball, a frisbee, or a favourite squeaky toy.
Tug of War - Play a friendly game of tug of war using a rope toy or a durable tug toy. Make sure your dog understands the rules and releases the toy when asked.
Frisbee Fetch - Play fetch with a frisbee disc. It provides an extra challenge and can be a fun way to engage your dog's agility.
Hide and Seek - Hide in your home or yard and call your dog to come find you. Alternatively, hide treats or toys for your dog to find.
Football or Basketball - Set up a small football or basketball goal and encourage your dog to "score" by pushing or herding a ball into the goal.
Obstacle Course - Create a small obstacle course in a garden or at the park. You can use cones, tunnels, and jumps or simply lay out your favourite dog toys for them to navigate around! Guide your dog through the course, and reward with treats.
Chase the Laser Pointer - Use a laser pointer to create a light dot on the floor or wall. Most dogs love to chase and "catch" the moving dot but be mindful not to shine it in their eyes.
Fetch with Water Toys - Play fetch in the water if you have access to a dog-friendly swimming area. Water fetch is a great way to keep your dog cool on hot days.
Treasure Hunt - Hide treats or toys around the house or yard and encourage your dog to find them. Start with easy hiding spots and gradually increase the difficulty.
Catch the Treat - Toss treats in the air for your dog to catch. This game can improve your dog's hand-eye coordination.
Agility Training - Set up a mini agility course with hurdles, tunnels, and weave poles. Teach your dog to navigate the obstacles.
Catch the Frisbee or Flying Disc - Teach your dog to catch a frisbee or flying disc in mid-air. This game requires practice and can be highly rewarding for active dogs.
Balance and Catch - Teach your dog to balance a treat on their nose and catch it on command. It's a fun and impressive trick.
Remember to use appropriate toys and ensure safety during playtime. Always supervise your dog, especially with toys that involve small parts or potential choking hazards. These catch and play games can help strengthen your bond with your dog while keeping them mentally and physically active.