Fun and Easy Ways to Teach Your Boston Terrier to Catch

Have you ever seen a Boston Terrier catch a ball? It’s really quite amazing. Not only is it fun for your pup, but it’s also great exercise for them.

Teaching your Boston Terrier how to catch is not difficult, but it does require patience and consistency.

This guide will provide some tips and tricks on how to get started with teaching your Boston terrier to catch—so let’s get started!

How To Teach Your Boston Terrier To Catch

Why teach your Boston Terrier how to catch?

Teaching your Boston Terrier to catch is great fun! Not only will it give your pup something both mentally and physically stimulating to occupy their time, it can help you bond with your pup too.

Plus, getting out there in the fresh air together means plenty of fun outdoor exercise – perfect for keeping your furry friend trim and healthy.

So why not round up a few of your pup’s favorite toys, grab an outdoor space and start teaching them how to catch today?

Training Tips For Catch

  • Start with a small object that is easy for your dog to see and grab.
  • Show the object to your dog and then throw it a short distance away.
  • You can also try using different objects, such as a Frisbee or ball, to keep your dog interested in the game.
  • If your dog is having trouble catching the object, try throwing it in an arc instead of a straight line.

Step by Step – Teach Your Boston To Catch

Step 1: Start With The Basics

Before you begin teaching your Boston how to catch, make sure that they understand the basics of playing fetch. If they don’t, start by teaching them the command “fetch” and having them retrieve an object (like a toy or ball). Once they have mastered this skill, you can move onto step two.

Step 2: Make Sure They’re Comfortable With Catching

Once your pup knows the basic command of fetch, you can start working on teaching them how to catch. To do this, start by throwing a ball or toy in front of them and saying “catch” as soon as they grab it with their mouth.

Praise them when they successfully complete this task and give them a treat as a reward.

You can gradually increase the distance between you and your pup as they become more comfortable with catching objects thrown towards them.

Step 3: Increase Difficulty Over Time

Once your pup is comfortable with catching objects that are thrown at them from close distances, you can slowly increase the difficulty by throwing objects further away from them and using different types of objects (such as frisbees).

Slowly increase the difficulty over time until your pup is comfortable catching balls from greater distances. Remember to always praise and reward your pup when they complete each task successfully!

Final Thoughts

Teaching your Boston terrier how to catch is an incredibly rewarding experience—not only for you but also for your pup! With patience, consistency, and lots of treats/praise, you can have your pup mastering the art of catching in no time. Good luck!

If you want to learn more commands and tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier, be sure to visit our article, 49 Commands And Tricks You Can Teach Your Boston!

Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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