Dogs seem to have an unlimited amount of energy. Well, except for my parent’s dog Kylie. She will only move for food. Literally. Anyway, most dogs have this endless supply of jumps, wiggles, and fetches. Sadly humans do not. After a long day at work and the many other demands of being a human, we are tired. However, most times our pets have had the opposite day, filled with laying around, relaxing, and waiting for us.
This month’s tip is a way to tweak your normal fetch routine so your fur baby gets their energy out quicker so you can both go relax together.
Play fetch on a hill.
It’s that simple. There are two reasons why this works. First, since you will be uphill, your dog will have to run downhill and then up again. The uphill trot will cause them to exert more energy than flat land due to the slope. Meaning a more quickly tired pup. The second reason is that if you aren’t the best thrower, the slope will use gravity to your advantage and tumble the object further. So you don’t have to throw like a baseball player for your pup to get longer fetches.
Longer fetches + uphill climb = happy tired dog and happy doggy parent.
Thanks for reading our pup tip of the month!
3/2/2018 01:13:43 am
Haha, you are so right about Kylie! I really like your idea about playing fetch on a hill!
4/27/2021 05:26:38 am
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