How To Train A Dog To Fetch The Leash

How To Train A Dog To Fetch The Leash

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

Every dog should be able to fetch his leash when asked. In fact if you teach this trick to your dog don’t be surprised if he fetches it whether he has been asked or not.

  1. The first thing your dog must learn here is to pick up and carry his leash. You can either target him to it by reinforcement and reward or play games with it where you play tug of war together.
  2. Each time your dog has the leash in his mouth reinforce and reward him. Introduce the command word and practice until he picks it up on command.
  3. Now place the leash across the room and send your dog to fetch it, and then simply progress from this so that your dog is happy to travel further for his leash and confident enough to bring it back.

Top tip; It is better to use a leash made from soft material for this or at least tie some material around it to make lifting and carrying easier for your dog.

Dog trainers love this trick because it is classic and never ages.

Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.