Sure, playing fetch is fun, but if you only have a short time to play with your pup, a round of never-ending fetch can crank up the intensity level. The key to never-ending fetch is to have a variety of toys and balls ready to go so that your dog barely has time to pause in between throws, and they never know what they’re going to be chasing.
The game is simple: Just ask your dog to sit, which is a way to encourage polite behavior, then immediately toss a basic fetch option, like a tennis ball. When they bring it back, ask them to drop it and immediately throw a different type of ball. (If your dog is reluctant to let go of the first ball, just wiggle the next option enticingly so that they let go of the one they have, then work on “drop it” when you have more time.)
The goal of the game is to use increasingly more intriguing toys and balls so that your dog brings them back to you faster and faster in order to see what you’re going to throw next. Keep the balls in a bucket so that you’re always ready to go for a quick round. For ball-crazy dogs, opt for a variety of types, from tennis balls like Frisco Fetch, Squaking Tennis Balls to balls with unusual textures, like the Gnawsome Squeak & Light Led Balls. If your dog prefers plush toys try GoDog Just For Me Chew Guard Furballz Toys, which come in a variety of sizes.
This high-speed game involves a ton of running and an element of surprise that will keep your pup engaged. If you keep your speed up and throw the balls in a variety of directions your dog will be tuckered out in no time.