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Your dog will happily catch treats all day, this trick will teach him to catch more unusual objects.
- Begin by passing your dog the object that you would like him to catch then reinforcing as he takes it.
- Reward your dog and introduce the command word.
- Now build up the catching action by first dropping it and encouraging him to catch it and increase the distance that you throw the object.
- Practice by varying objects and difficulty until you can say catch and your dog is ready.
Top tip; only expect your dog to catch soft and reasonable items, anything that bangs his mouth or is uncomfortable will affect his ability and confidence.
Dog trainers love this trick because it encourages alertness and focus.