The fetch command is one of the most basic commands that you can teach your Shih Tzu. In addition to teaching your dog a new skill, it is also a great way to have fun with your dog and at the same time, get him to exercise. More than, it is also your chance at getting your dogs to fetch things for you (You wish!).
Before you push through with teaching your dog to fetch, it is a must that you understand that it is not an easy thing to do. For one, many dogs will have some problem understanding the concept of retrieving the ball (or any other toys) that you have thrown. They will try to chase after the toys but they won’t bring it back to you and they will be confused when you will pick it up just to throw it again and again.
This is the information you need to teach your Shih Tzu to fetch:
The Things You Need:
For this activity, you will need the following materials:
• Toys like a tennis ball, plastic ball, fetch toys and much more.
• Treats or any yummy foods that your dog likes (a lot!)
• Second toy
Steps To Take:
Step 1: Choose the right toy
You cannot just throw any toy that you can get your hands on. You must choose something that your dog is really interested in. A few weeks before you plan to teach him to fetch, try to buy him a few toys and observe which of those toys he really likes the most. This can be a bit of an experiment but it is a must if you want the training to be successful.