Do beagles like playing fetch?

Yes, many beagles enjoy playing fetch. Beagles are known to be energetic and playful dogs, and they can have a lot of fun playing games like fetch. However, like all dogs, individual preferences and personalities can vary, so not all beagles may enjoy playing fetch.Β 

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How do I teach a beagle fetch?

  1. Get a toy: Choose a toy that your beagle likes and is easy to pick up and carry, such as a soft ball or a rope toy.
  2. Start close: Stand a few feet away from your beagle and throw the toy a short distance. Encourage your beagle to go and get it.
  3. Praise and reward: When your beagle picks up the toy and brings it back to you, praise them and give them a treat as a reward.
  4. Repeat: Keep repeating this process, gradually increasing the distance you throw the toy.
  5. Add the “fetch” command: Once your beagle is consistently bringing the toy back to you, you can start using the command “fetch” to initiate the game.
  6. Practice: Practice playing fetch with your beagle regularly, but don’t overdo it. Short play sessions are best to keep your beagle engaged and interested.

What are the health benefits of playing fetch with your beagle?

When you play fetch with your beagle, it gives them both a physical workout and a mental challenge. This can keep them healthy and happy. Physically, playing fetch helps your beagle move around and use up energy, which is important for their health. Mentally, playing fetch requires them to focus and pay attention, which is good for their brain. Plus, playing fetch is a fun activity that you can do together, which can help make your bond with your beagle stronger.

What is the ideal toy for fetch with my beagle?

Just about any toy will work for this game, as long as they can easily pick it up and it can be thrown. Some of our favourite fetch toys include:

Chuckit! Classic Launcher Dog Toy

The Classic Chuckit! Launcher is the ultimate fetch toy for dogs, making it possible to play for hours. With just a flick of your wrist, you can launch tennis balls far away. Picking up the ball is also very convenient with the launcher, as you won’t have to bend down or touch slobbery balls. The best part is that even after a long day of playing, your dog will be the only one tired, not you.

Kong flyer

Rev up your dog’s urge to chase and capture with this tough rubber frisbee. Its smooth glide through the air gives your dog an opportunity to catch up, and if they miss the throw, it offers a thrilling bounce. Crafted from soft yet sturdy natural Kong Classic red rubber, this dog toy is perfect for endless playtime with you and your beagle

Kong ball

The kong ball is the perfect ball toy for your beagle. If you don’t fancy the Chuckit launcher this is a great alternative. The kong ball is made of an extremely durable material that is sure to last. Whether you want to throw or kick the kong ball is a great option for you and your beagle. 

Is it too late to teach my beagle fetch? 

No, it is not too late to teach your beagle how to fetch. Beagles are highly trainable and can learn new behaviors and tricks at any age, so you can definitely teach your beagle how to fetch. By following our previously explained steps your beagle will learn how to play fetch. 

Why won’t my beagle play fetch? 

A lot of the time it is a simple answer of your beagle doesn’t enjoy fetch. Every dog has their own preferences. There will be a wide range of other games that your beagle does enjoy playing, such as tug of war or hide and seek. 

Other reasons for you beagle not playing fetch could be they are easily distracted. If there are other distractions around, such as other dogs, people, or exciting smells, your beagle may not be able to focus on playing fetch. Find a quiet place to play and make sure your beagle is paying attention before starting the game.

Adam Docherty

Hi I'm Adam. At Pet Know How we aim to help you learn everything you need to about your pets.

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