Teach your dog to play football
While you might not be able to form your own four-legged five a side team, after teaching your dog how to play football you can guarantee you’ll both be enjoying time outdoors together.
Football is a great game to play and with a quick training session, you can teach your dog to pass the ball in no time. Just make sure you use a ball that’s the right size for your dog to safely and easily pick up – you might even be able to find one made specifically for dogs! The easiest way to teach most dogs to play football is by using their noses, and by keeping the ball in your control you can stop your dog getting too carried away.
Encourage your dog to nudge the ball and reward him every time he moves it without playing with it. You can encourage him to touch the ball with a voice command and he’ll be much more likely to touch the ball if it’s moving. With every nudge he gives the ball, reward and praise him until he’s eventually dribbling the ball.