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Sincerely, I cannot express how important it is for dogs to know to fetch if they have a lot of energy.

If you are struggling with fetch or don’t know where to get started or just want a refresher, watch this episode.

I’ll cover the most common problems I hear about with teaching fetch including what to do if your dog chases it but won’t bring it back, won’t let go, gets bored quickly, or plays inside, but not outside, and more!

Lafitte has been doing some property damage to the walls, so Michael and Dianna asked for some help.

Did you know that a well-played game of fetch on a regular basis will dramatically reduce or stop virtually all excessive unwanted behaviors like chewing, scratching, digging, jumping, leash pulling, and more?

Plus active dogs generally live a longer, happier life if they routinely and vigorously exercise.

My experience tells me that a lot of people stop too soon when it comes to teaching fetch.

In fact, most people are about 3 training sessions away from having a dog that understands the basic rules of fetch, with the proper guidance of course ;).

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779 Thoughts to “Everything YOU NEED to KNOW to TEACH your DOG a PERFECT FETCH!”

  1. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

    I hope you guys enjoy! Here’s a playlist that will show you how to teach your dog the basics in order: Thanks for subscribing!

  2. Panther Spice

    Half way through the video and I still learned nothing about fetching. Just a commercial. I’m now clicking on a different thumbnail about fetching. Dickhead.

  3. Row Kah

    Imagine if the dog throw something for you to fetch

  4. Cooking Up Laughs

    I want to teach my dog this stuff, but she just doesn’t do anything. It isn’t teaching her how to do it right, she just doesn’t engage in these games. She doesn’t even play with toys. How can I get her to play fetch?

  5. TLG iPlazmicYT

    i have a big dog who just chews on every toy, and plays tug of war, only when i pull on them, but he literally WONT give the toy back after i throw it lol

  6. Kerry Eff

    OMG! Amazing video. I just played fetch with our 9 week old Aussiedoodle for 15-20 min using this method.

  7. Rae Fletcher

    I have an elderly Jack Russell – a rescue – and he does not pick things up so I really struggle with the take it part of this.

  8. Tami Morris

    I have 2 pups from the same litter. They are 9 months old and really starting bad behaviors. One is very timid and they hate being separated but I feel like I am going to need to train one at a time. Does anyone have any thoughts? I just bought Zak’s book and am excited to read it. How do I handle 2?

  9. Deepa Dongarwar

    The biggest mistake I was making was to lure my puppy with treats to ask him to fetch. You opened my eyes! Thanks a lot Zak!!!

  10. Milky J

    Anyone else think this guy might be banging the dogs?

  11. Slash G&R

    This is not helpful at all, just like all the rest of your videos. 😡

  12. Lucy the Dog

    Great video! Your videos have really helped with my new puppy! Subscribed!

  13. beatrice hunter

    I don’t even have a dog… I just enjoy this guy so much. I might actually get a dog in about 2 years, does a Golden Retriever sound good? My dad wants a Golden retriever, I don’t mind what breed. Any dog name ideas? It can be for Male or Female, haven’t decided what gender yet.

    And thank you! <3

  14. Jerry Schilling

    I have a 10 month puppy. I have a problem with him peeing/pooping on pee pads in the dining room currently which I want to avoid using . I currently walk the dog 3 times/day (1 long and 2 short walks). Am also away from the house 3-4 hours on most days. I have a 48 sq ft dog fence with 2 dog beds inside which he sleeps in at night in my bedroom. I also have a spare dog fence for my friend’s house which i hope to use once he is toilet trained. I just started using a dog crate (not subdivided) where i have put a pee pad inside and placed the crate in the guest bathroom (tiled). When i am away from the house, I would like to have the dog poop/pee in the crate when needed and not in the dining room. Can I train the puppy/dog this way? ? I care not to buy any more fences or crates. Need help. I know i am getting a late start in the training process. Is it too late?? Thank you

  15. Lori Flick

    Thanks, Zak! I’m subscribing. Love your approach.

  16. Aleksandra Zalewa

    I started doing the training with my puppy as the video was playing and she actually did the “leave” and “fetch” parts quite a few times on her own accord – this will definitely work for us!

  17. charlescoco34


  18. Simon Talbot

    90 seconds in and all I’m watching is everything but what your video title says it’s about 😠

  19. Doc Ocasio

    I feel like I’m stuck in a failure loop with my puppy! He digs, chews, and pulls the leash so I try to play with him! He is not getting the tug of war because he is full of energy and only interested in biting or jumping on me, not toys. When I take him for walks to get out his energy they don’t last long because he chews and pulls the leash, or just flops down on the ground and refuses to move. Obedience training like stay and leave it don’t work because he has too much energy to focus. So we are back to the walks…chew chew pull flop….

  20. J K

    What should I do if my dog wont chase me? He will run to get the toy and just to victory laps but will not chase me.

  21. Andrew BabwytfzaqaaasaWW22322WWb

    my ten week old puppy has decided the carpet is a good toy to try and pull at! how can I teach him to not do that. I was able to my my five month old puppy to not do it but she is starting again as she sees him do it.

  22. Aswin Venugopal

    Amazing one!!!

  23. The Bus001

    That’s one hell of an intro

  24. Justin Sena

    My dog is uninterested in tug of war. How do I promote this game in order to ultimately train a good fetch? Thank you

  25. Margie m Fuentes

    Hi Zak, thank you for the videos that you do. I am disable. I walk with a walker. My son brought me a chihuahua mix puppy. It keeps me company. Do you happen to have videos to help disabled persons to train a puppy?
    Thank you Margie

  26. Chloe Cooke

    My border collie seems to be scared to jump when catching the frisbee, he will catch it when it’s lower anyone have any advice

  27. Incurable Romanticist

    How do I stop my dog from running away when he gets out? He sneaks past people going in and out.

  28. Sally Glenn

    Wow, what a workout!

  29. Vitamina

    I throw the toy and my dog just looks at it and then look at me like “Do you really think I’m gonna fetch it, you dumbass?”

  30. Saumya Patel

    he protecc
    he attacc
    last but not least
    he get the ball bacc

  31. boris_da_inky_pup!

    I have a 10 month old lab keeps biting me when I’m outside with him alone (without my parents) but hopefully I can find something to stop him soon

  32. Xxela16Crafter :D

    What happens if you dont have a park and the park is quite small and my dog is 6 months old will this technique work?

  33. a2715mt

    Title: Everything YOU NEED to KNOW to TEACH your DOG a PERFECT FETCH!
    *Spends half of video doing advertisements about crates*

  34. friendlybello

    First off, I’ve learned a lot from this channel. It’s good! But one suggestion/tweak – when you are trying to teach something very specific like this, start with Step 1, 2, and 3. Explain really clearly, THEN demonstrate. When you’re the expert it’s easy to jump over details you think everyone knows, but we don’t know! Sometimes I instructions here are vague and could’ve been more explicit. Thanks!

  35. carlilez

    I have a 6mo pit bull that loves to chew on things. I have been trying to work with him on the basics: Sit, stay, going in the crate, food manners etc. Havent really had to much time to work with him on the tearing stuff up but now that the basics are out of the way I can start working with him on fetch.

  36. J A C

    Lost interest because the first half of the video it basically him advertising.

  37. xXShadow Night81Xx

    Hope this video actually helps me because my Dog only knows how to Lay down and How to Shake! I’ ma buy him a Toy to teach him!

  38. Ivy Anderson

    what do.you do it your dig wint give it back?

  39. Paripinya Srijunyanont

    How do you make them let go if they are really strong and just keep pulling when you stop?

  40. Kelly Conway

    You’re. My. Favorite.

  41. Chrissy Simpson

    I have a 3 month border Collie and I’m starting to train him fetch so all this info is just what I need.. Also watched the Frisby tutorial you did something I want to do with my boy.. Thanks

  42. yolanda ochoa

    Yessss my dogs name is Lucas and after my dad cleans the backyard two minutes later it’s a mess

  43. this is youtube's noose

    I love it when my dog jumps

  44. Trinay Sharma

    But what if we don’t have a yard? Will the basement or terrace do?

  45. Trinay Sharma

    0:37 DESTROYING WALLS!? is that a super strength dog?

  46. Easton Silverman

    What if your dog is not interested in toys at all ?

  47. Solomon Hart

    What breed is he?

  48. The Spot Markers

    This video helped so much! Rusto(our 6 month old mini-schnauzer) responded to this right away! He’s already got “drop-it” and “leave-it” down, and he loves playing tug of war with his rope. Running backwards tied it all together!

  49. Ciaran Crumlish

    It doesn’t work on my dog lmao

  50. Mascotal

    Why do you have dark around your eyes?

  51. Dylan Harper


  52. Lord Eddard Stark

    Just smack the shit of out em, trust me they learn.

  53. ЛАПА Волка

    What if your dog doesent like to play…

  54. Evanthia Marangos

    Cool, thanks.😁👍

  55. Katherine Liriano

    What if my dog bites me when I run 😂

  56. Mark F

    4:46 gets to the point

  57. alucyproductions

    My dog doesn’t even pick up a toy with his mouth… He doesn’t play at all with stuff. I teached him to tap on a little ball that makes a sound as you squeeze it. But he never uses his mouth even though I put his favorite dog food on various toys. He chases a toy when I’m holding it and making him inserested in it but he never picks it up. I just wounder what’s up with that. Any tips anyone?

  58. Banana Gaming

    How can I make my dog play it’s not so active. It just lies down even though it doesn’t play

  59. K-Spirit

    What if I have a border collie because they are VERY energized

  60. Gabriela Sherwood

    Our Sina a border collie is interested but inside outside she gets distracted…:(

  61. Craft Lady

    My never play with me or any one else he is 6 years old but always wants to go out

  62. Iker Emblem

    I need help with my Dog he has allot of problems…..

  63. Shadow Wolf

    My lab likes to bring a toy towards us that’s just out of our reach to taunt us

  64. Kayleigh

    nothing’s better than sticks, for me they always get eaten

  65. MucKFizzoU15

    Thank you

  66. Alina’s Life XD

    Oh yeah I live in pico Rivera California

  67. Alina’s Life XD

    Can you come and teach my puppy she’s ripping things, Rosemead Boulevard, The second apartment without faces, room number 41

  68. Leslie Perez

    My dog just leaves the toy when I run from him, and then chases me 🤦🏻‍♀️

  69. CnBlue RockZ

    I really like looking at your face though

  70. Magrot Animations

    My dog always poops in my apartment and she won’t poop in the puppy pad. She just doesn’t like it…

  71. James

    @2:53 who else thought that was Dr. Octopus from Spiderman 2

  72. j g

    Hey Zak thank you so much for all the videos. We adopted a 5 month old puppy 3 months ago and we have had so much success with many of your different videos. With our fetch training we’re hitting a bit of a road block that i’m unsure if we need to be patient or if we’re doing something wrong. Our boy Axel has the release down fairly well and will perform fetch in one direction in our house but I only think it is working because he is trying to bring the toy back to his bed. Once we switch directions in the hallway with the bed removed or change environments it’s as though he does not understand. Do you have any suggestions to help him understand in new directions and environments?

  73. Carson Caldwell

    The problem is that these people are addicted to the tv and snacks and to lazy to own a dog…

  74. Tomipeace13

    Well as soon as my dog saw his treat he did not give af ab0ut the ball and started searching for his hidden treat

  75. Oluwadamilola Adeoye

    My dog refuses to bark at strangers. what should I do?

  76. Oluwadamilola Adeoye

    My dog refuses to bark at strangers. what should I do?

  77. jake's Critters

    Love your videos. Very helpful. I will never teach my dog the fetch game. I’ve seen most every dog that learns the fetch game go completely worthless because that’s all they want to do.
    Like it’s some kind of mental disability. All they think is, FETCH, RETURN, FETCH. They go completely manic with it. Especially, cow dogs like Border Collies, blue/red healers, Australian Shepherds, ect.
    Manic, get the stick! Get the stick! One tracked thought. Get a stick!

  78. Brycee Boy

    Wow my dogs just go better

  79. MFL

    I might be getting a new rescue puppy soon so I am doing some research beforehand on how to train her. Your videos are amazing! I am so excited!

  80. Applecurd Mustang

    My dog chews a lot so when she does it, we beat her butt

  81. Brea Staples

    Love your videos! Very helpful. Great advice for training

  82. jessica key

    Thanks for a lot of great tips in training. Just wanted to share, teaching “pick it up” and “give it to me” early, then separating the two commands gives an edge when training for “bring me the leash” or any other name specific item. Using pieces of other training really helps build up to bigger commands. Being a service dog, he must understand up to 2 commands at once and also be able to think for himself.

  83. Kofi Danso

    I love your videos.Keep it up

  84. jordan sharma

    Just look at that owner he himself need to learn how to socialise with people i mean wearing glasses while having a conversations , is that cool? …making eye contact with the person plays a important role whether you are interested in his conversation or not …but thanks to dog trainer he is human and wont judge at all

  85. patriotsongs

    My dog fetches perfectly, retrieving it again and again–until something catches his attention. Then he drops the ball (literally), and even if he hasn’t moved from the spot, he won’t pick it up and bring it back.

  86. Hope K

    My dog like to play chase. She isnt always interested in chasing us. It often happens during fetch or when she is naughty. What do you do in that case?

  87. Hapo

    Hi! Thanks for the video! My dog loves fetching but i cant make him deliver the ball on my hands, he always let go a bit infront of me, how can i teach him that? He does not lime to approach me with the ball, he will always drop it first. Tha ks!

  88. chris baum

    Gr8 One thx!

  89. Melissa Ocariz

    Hi Zak! My dog had orthopedic issues in both his wrists. He LOVES tug o war but prefers it from sitting or laying down. He is destructive so I crate him when I’m gone but he’s also dog aggressive and id love a way to stimulate him so he’s not so hyper focused when other dogs walk by. Do you have any other suggestions?

  90. Symone Beltran

    4:08 imagine if there was a dog inside. poor dog

  91. Raven Odums

    Can you do a video on how to easily brush your dog’s teeth

  92. Timmy Phillip

    How do i get my dog to protect my bags kids and such

  93. Veena Lohiya

    How much energy outlet or exercise does a 4 month year old Labrador needs??

  94. Miriam S

    It was easy for me my dog just loved the ball so when I threw it she wanted it and she likes it when I throw it

  95. Dragonet

    Idk why but i didn’t need to teach my dog fetch he knew it (is a vizsla)

  96. Madeline Henke

    I would lay or sit on the place

  97. xu qingxia

    Zak, I have to say that you are amazing! I’ve learent a lot from your video.

  98. Dj Diamstat

    Question: I have a huge issue when training it comes to training my dogs We have 2 huskies and a white GSD named Eden she’s my SDIT. However I’m in a wheelchair so if my husband does the training would she still listen to me as her handler? Also I’d like to mention that Eden imprinted on me since she was about 3 wks old. We have a very close bond. They all seem to listen more to my hubby since he is the main caretaker since I cannot walk but I’m trying to get more involved.

  99. Julie S

    For teaching your dog fetch, could you use a clicker?

  100. jonathan brooks

    Hi – I’m going well with my dog on this up to getting him to chase me. He’ll chase but wont get close enough to me to give back the rope. If i try to take it he runs away. Any suggestions please?

  101. casual potato

    my dog really loves to run around, but she doesn’t ever seem interested in the toy! what should I do?

  102. That Climbing girl

    choke chains, ecollars, and prong collars are illegal in the uk

  103. tlicious121

    Wondering if you think those Chuck-It ball launchers are good interactive toys or if it’s better to use the rope toys because there is more contact between human and dog.

  104. Cory Jones Outdoors


  105. Sire La

    1/3 of the video is talking..

  106. xavier martin

    I have a female German Shepard how do you get her to get interested  she will not get excited about anything except when we come home any help will be appreciated.

  107. Jason Lipman

    Hi Zak, one thing that I’d love to know from your videos is how long your average training session is and also how frequently they should be attempted. Once a day or several times a day? When you say that Fetch could take up to 10 weeks to learn, how many sessions per day or week is that based off of?
    I want to train my dog but I also don’t want to overload her.

  108. Ranjan Roy

    Used this to train my dogs fetch…great video!

  109. Joy Olson

    my dog does not fetch no matter what i do

  110. Kermit

    Thanks alot Zac

  111. Daphne Lavi

    This is so unhelpful

  112. Kanyon Jessop

    Is it possible to teach a husky to fetch

  113. Hannah Spencer

    One of my dogs(she’s 6 months old) is really good at tug and let go. When I throw the toy she will chase it and pick it up, but she often does not bring it back, and either plays keep-away or just lays down and starts chewing on the toy. I will try some of the tips in this video. Thanks! 🙂

  114. mansonsmom

    This would be great – but my puppy doesn’t have much interest in any toy. He only wants to play with me, another dog, or chase the cat 🙁


    my. dog. is. doing we. say

  116. The LastGrayGhost

    He won’t come back to me with the object… when he does decide to come after me he just drops it.

  117. rhods labtang

    you’re spiderman…

  118. Ash Camba

    My dog is adopted 3 years old I’m teaching her how to fetch. Everytime I try the let go step but when she let go she never get into any more

  119. Caleb Felton

    what breed is this dog?

  120. Jackson Oneill

    I got a puppy who would scratch walls all the time and its was annoying but what I did to fix it was when she was about 1 years old we went ahead and put her down because she was getting annoying and didnt want to burden anyone else by giving her away. RIP Freckles

  121. Carlos Mora

    So my dog does not play tug of war and no matter what I do. The second that I start pulling the toy he immediately let’s go. What should I do?

  122. Luka Winiecki

    “Do not use treats when teaching fetch”
    My dog is always in food mode even when he’s playing lol ;D is that normal?
    (lab/husky mix)

  123. Ben Dover

    I don’t have a dog..

  124. Odorosas Labradors

    Thanks for giving many new trics I haven’t heard before. Even that I have had 5 labradors. I need to use different training method😇

  125. Kim Anh Nguyen

    Hi, I’m a fan of your videos. I have an Aussiedoodle, I was trying to train my him to fetch. However, he would pick up the toy, run to his bed to chew on it. How do I deal with this?

  126. Sophia Gowin

    I tried this way and it did not work. For me and my dog it was way easier to teach the “get it” command and then teach come when called. Then pair those together for a great fetch!! I use an e-collar and it is the best tool I have ever found! My dog has so much freedom, and I have confidence that my dog will always listen to me. Do not be scared to try an e-collar or prong collar, treat training may work for some people but it is not for every dog or owner.


    I don’t feel like this would work with my huskies

  128. kjaye57

    My dog doesn’t chase me back, just gets the toy and bounds away 🤦🏼‍♀️

  129. Xavier Zambrano

    That’s cute

  130. Hannah Banana

    My dog is Nice and kind I just need to teach him tricks like French and stay he knows it but he doesn’t really pay attention I love my dog and my cat and. My turtles my fish but SHE Die
    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 but it’s ok i’m over it

  131. Darren Garcia

    God that intro was lame!

  132. M

    My dog chases me… but drops the toy before doing it XD Any tip?

  133. Joy Tania

    My dog dont even bite anything at the 1st place. Failed

  134. ptronic

    When I run to encourage him to come to me he usually goes into a play biting mode and ignores the toy, what can I do?

  135. MxdicG

    I hate the advertisements in the middle of the videos. It gives me aids.

  136. Please Stop

    My friends dog, act like your a pray when you run, she legit wants to kill you.

  137. Jeri

    My dog will let go of it and is quite interested in the toy but she runs after it and continues running after she’s passed the toy and then ignores it after I throw it. How do I teach her to see it and play with it and then bring it back to me? At this point she ignores it once it’s out of my hands and it’s quite frustrating.

  138. Kshitiz Khatri

    What breed of dog is that?

  139. Hcaelb Xorolc

    genius !

  140. Chue Lor

    My Dogs Mind:

    1. Grab Ball
    2. Stay put
    3. chew on ball

  141. Click Nine

    Love your eposides

  142. Rachel Reso

    None of these videos help. My dog doesn’t like any toys 😖 only thing he likes to do is sleep

  143. Allyson Cunningham

    Zak George, my puppy grabs his rope is an the middle but then will choke up right to my hand. I end up dropping the rope. What should I do to stop!

  144. angelfoodcake1979

    In the morning before I go to work, should I do the fetch first and then feed or the other way around. He’s gonna need to go potty again after food, so which way is best for a happy dog?

  145. Myrna Douna

    Zak you’ve done it again, out of all methods I have seen and tried on youtube to teach fetch, your’s was the ONLY one that worked beautifully on my 4 month old standard poodle Rocky. He enjoys playing so much more now with this method of teaching fetch, he literally got the toy and gave it back to me within minutes! I can’t thank you enough dude. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s workin!

  146. Sheila G.

    We adopted an app. 2-year-old miniature poodle one month ago (he was rescued from the Korean dog meat trade). He has absolutely no idea how to play: does not show any interest in toys (won’t pick one up/sniff it/look at it). How can we teach him to play?

  147. Fairy Blossom

    i wish u would stop talking so long at tje begging about why the dog does it i dont care why a dog is doing something i just want her to stop

  148. Karel Pene

    Is no one gonna talk about how this dude has an entire soccor field for a backyard. That’s heaven for a doggo and the trainer.

  149. Sabareesh Vishal Thiyagarajan

    How to train a 4 m9nths German Shepherd

  150. showsjohn

    I’m making some progress. She’ll release the toy pretty quickly and will chase after me after I throw the toy, but as soon as she comes within distance to return the toy, she runs off taking the toy to a favorite spot underneath a tree. She stockpiles all her toys there for some reason.

  151. donald kindle

    hello how are yall , I got a question im in a wheelchair , how do I go about teaching a Australian shepherd to fetch and pretty much everything else, please help

  152. Joey Barrett

    Hey I know you’re a dog trainer. But, could I pay you a couple grand to fly out and hang out with me instead? My dog can wait at home with the gf. You seem cool and I don’t have too many friends here since I recently relocated. You can reach me on my gfs dog’s instaagram. (@chobanithecorgi) It would be so cool if you came through because she’s a huge fan. But remember, you’re here to hang out with me… not her and the dog.

  153. cheryl foy

    a very good video

  154. Robert Boesen

    My dog is a German short hair pointer Mix (with not sure what else) we got him from a shelter in California he has done the same thing to my walls (drywalls) in our apartment. He has done it when we were right there even after we came back in from playtime and long walks. He came in the house and flopped down with his tongue out showing how tired he was and than we were sitting down ourselves resting from it all and heard a loud chewing noise and saw our dog Cal chewing and grinding into the wall with his teeth. I gave him one of his knee bones to chew on instead. It worked for about 5 minutes than he went back to the wall. Now, it is just frustrating because he has work on 3 walls and they are really bad. We cover them up so he cannot get to them anymore, but the doesn’t work, either. I am unable to do the intense run around/wear him out with him (I have a severe case of lupus and on chemo, so I do not have that extreme energy like that. He is my service dog and we will be moving closer to the hospital to get my treatments), I am afraid of how much the walls are going to cost us now and hoping that Cal doesn’t damage anymore before we leave to make more of a damage charge… ;(
    Thank you for you training advice and help, so far… I am hooked 🙂
    Tammy Boesen (Wisconsin)

  155. David Clark

    We’ve had our 5-month old pup for about 1.5 weeks and just can’t get her to remain interested for more than 5 minutes. She just wants to lay down and chew.

  156. Tim Brown

    Love his training technique dont care to much for long promoting

  157. bigmoethedon

    My problem is….. My dog doesn’t come back

  158. Yvette Crawford

    My pit bull isn’t getting it down and it frustrates me 😪 I really tried a lot of the things he said but my pit just isn’t getting it and I don’t know what I should do next 😓😤

  159. Perez Andrew

    My grandmas dog is literally a fiend for fetch. Anytime anyone goes in her backyard he drops a ball on the other side of the gate and won’t stop bringing it back to you

  160. A normal Meme

    The bad thing about my dog is that he just lets me take the toy, even if he’s interested

  161. Evelynn Lager

    Thanks for this video. I have a rescue Border Collie who doesn’t seem interested in chasing things! My previous two border collies were fetch crazy. This video explained so much and gave me some clear steps to work on with our new dog.

  162. Dragon breath

    Anyone watching from 2018

  163. Will Tapp

    My dog is having a really hard time getting excited about any toy. Doesn’t really care to play with any.

  164. Christina Hoover

    I don’t have a fenced in back yard. We are gonna be getting a beagle puppy and I know he can’t be off a leash without a fenced area. There is a dog part in our town but I don’t drive yet. My hubby and I are gonna take him to the dog park that’s fenced in in the mornings and get a dog run in the back that he can run back in forth in. Can’t afford a huge one but a decent sized one at least. Any tips? I plan to walk him a lot because I am home all day. Also we have to introduce our 2 cats slowly. They haven’t seen a dog before. I’m nervous…

  165. Mr Myagi The Nugget

    Don’t got a dog the destroyers the walls, the bunny does though

  166. Melian

    hi Zak, do u have a video or tips for teaching fetch to a dog (husky) that has no interest in toys? thanks!

  167. Steve Trusler

    Never thought about tug of war as a pre-curser to fetch. It worked a treat with my twelve week old Dalmatian. Taught her ‘leave it’ to let it go then thrown again. She loves it and best of all it takes down her energy levels.

  168. I Romero

    Our dog doesn’t like fetching how can we teach him to fetch

  169. Grab a Lemon

    I have a Greyhound and as his chase instinct is so strong with rabbits, squirrels, cats etc I thought he would love to play fetch … apparently not!
    Thanks for the tips, I hope they will reignite his interest in fetch!

  170. Davis Peay

    what type of dog is it

  171. Julian Vai

    you’re amazing


    I have a pitbull 1 year old. Never bite things i want him to bite but he is biting the plants and such. So this video is perfect for me. My question is how to make him bite a toy?

  173. TheColson79

    Any tips for getting a puppy into toys. My 11 week old really liked playing with toys his first week home but now he doesn’t seem interested in toys at all.

  174. Flawed Masterpiece

    13 minute video, 5 minutes are just in promoting and advertising products which many can’t afford!

  175. RaxPlays

    Ahhh why

    Read more

  176. Ravikumar Marimuthu

    U r awesome

  177. HannahDarlyn

    I love how his owner was running with you and learning by doing the whole time!! Awesome video as always

  178. Greg Ward

    over the years I have owned several dogs, my GSD’s both thought ME how to play fetch, meaning I would throw an have to go get it as they took off with it in a new direction. My Samoyed’s would just look at me, saying “you tossed it, you go get it, I got better things to do”, my sisters lab, learned fetch in it’s first day, an then that is all it wanted to do forever.

  179. gemma panquico

    My puppy don’t bark He is 2 months old What are the problem of my puppy?

  180. Football And The City

    Hello. Firstly great video and I apologise in advance if you covered it and I missed it but what happens if they have mastered the fetch part & come back but leave the object/toy at the point where they have gathered it. So they will come back to you but without the toy/object.

  181. mlynn27634

    My dog will run after the toy and then rip up the grass and eat if before I can get to him. He is a Brittany. I can’t get him to stop eating the grass. It is making g him have diarrhea. I keep him on a lead now but he won’t play when he is on the lead. Help!!

  182. lollshay

    Isn’t that the Bentley mark??

  183. Phil Warga

    I am watching your videos on my I pad and can’t seem to bring up the “subscribe” . I tap on it and nothing happens. I went to my mac compute and the same thing happens. ??? Any comments ?

  184. Kosta Stanic

    I dont get why lazy owners get high active dogs. Half of guides on youtube show lazy owners having super active dogs.

  185. norma monias

    Can you teach a 2 year old dog new tricks…plus he’s super shy

  186. Patty MacArthur

    My dog only wants to play keep away. I am trying this method but she’s so strong she pulls me over and ‘wins’ every time. Running away from her helps, but I guess she hasn’t gotten the let go part yet.

  187. 925 Gamers

    My dog is amazing and letting go of the toy but not so much with tugging. How can I get him to hold on to the toy

  188. Yoonminology

    My don’t doesn’t love to play all he do is sleep and eat that’s all, well my dog is lazy

  189. Jennifer Hatch

    I love your videos. They help so much.

  190. Bailey Gorsch

    I can’t get my dog to be interested in any toy at all

  191. PurpleTacos :3

    The problem with my dog is that when I throw her toy, she’d either pick up the toy and walk away, or she’d sit down and start chewing it.

  192. Linda Patrick

    Excellent video on Fetch. Perfect supplement to the text on Fetch in your book Dog Training Revolution! Thank you! I used to think there were some dogs born to fetch and others who had no ability. Never realized before that we can teach this fun game. Thank you!

  193. CHARrrrrrrrr

    Holy shit i skipped 5mins and still hadnt started. Stfu and get to the fkn point

  194. DrChezz

    what if you’re dog just dose not let go?

  195. George Aldugum

    When I play tug of war he started making sounds then he bet my shirt why?

  196. Meme Morgue

    Fetch is fortnite for dogs

  197. Brazul Blint

    But did it fix the problem?

  198. Cheryl lobo

    How can I grow my German shapherd fast and listen to me🐩🐶🐕

  199. Ak— J

    When she knows we want the toy she runs away fro me .

  200. mohammed raeez

    My dog is afraid of vehicles what can I do

  201. Scott Playz

    This is great I’m planning on teaching my dogs fetch today

  202. eatthisvr6

    is it healthy to teach and play fetch with an 8 week old pup or is it a bit too energetic?

  203. Lyman Johnson

    Four minutes and fifty seconds of advertisements, outright solicitation for free money, and a bunch of completely unrelated dog stories and training tips. This is of course AFTER the embedded ad that precedes the video. Then another minute of convincing you that you should teach your dog fetch even though literally everyone watching this video is already on board with the idea.
    How is this the top video?

  204. Asif Khan

    My dog does fetch but when he brings the ball he dosent leave the object or object then he bites when I try to take it.
    And I don’t think he ever gets tired. because he’s a springer.

  205. vladeckk

    I knew the basics, but really appreciate the tips like getting the dog to chase you back to the start position. Super helpful, thanks!

  206. Robin Davis

    Thank you for mentioning how to accommodate not being able to run. I Cannot run and I am starting to train my puppy for service. I want to make sure to direct her energy wisely

  207. Keri Trbovich

    I just taught my old English sheepdog puppy (8.5 weeks) how to play fetch using your techniques. It worked amazing!

  208. Sara Oliver

    Thank you for including ideas for people that can’t run so much with the pup!

  209. Jonatan Rosin

    Biggest sellout

  210. Nicholus Steward

    Really cool video, worked like a charm!

  211. Santhosh Kodavamparambil

    Thanks zak

  212. Eldose Eldo

    from 9:00 its cool.

  213. JLJustice

    My dog takes it and runs away

  214. Ally Fox

    When I go into certain positions, like covering my head and kneeling, my puppy gets really overly aggressive playful and almost trying to dominate me. She snarls and bites me from behind, or bites my head and tugs on my hair. she’s a border collie aussie mix so I try to put her in her place when she’s being really aggressive but I think she just needs to be exercised more. I also try to channel her energy into toys but she will very frequently go specifically for my hands or arms 🙁

  215. 732Located

    The thing is, when I try to play fetch and run away after, he forgets about the toy and bites me. How do I get him to stop that?

  216. cloudy rain

    i have a rope toy but my dog isn’t interested in tug a war with it, he only wants to play tug a war with bones, what should i do?

  217. Andrew Govender

    Hi those pet carriers were I can I get inw in south Africa plz tell me

  218. Hunter Headley

    What do we do if our dog is way more interested in playing keep away with the toy. Won’t drop it or play the full game?

  219. otaku girl

    my dog fetch the things perfectly but never give me

  220. Bill Silointsden

    My dog let go but he drops the toy the moment he gets it 😕

  221. AyyBlessing

    Daaaaaaang laffete hit a growth spurt 😅

  222. Vincent Paul

    I love you

  223. BrozanJal

    Thank you so much My big pit mix Achilles and I had our best play session ever this morning with a rousing game of fetch after his walk. He’s still learning to bring it back but we’re both having a blast. We’ve been together about six months and it’s been hard to get him into play mode. He loves tug of war but if in his excitement he accidentily hurts me he just shuts down and will ignore the game.

  224. SOPHIE LI

    First up we have a dog car seat cover with non-slip hammock to protect your car seats from scratches, rips, hair,drool,claws,dust,paws or damages , Like the product ?

  225. Robin Brownfield

    None of this is helpful when your pup doesn’t reveal he’s high energy till months later, and you are physically handicapped. I can’t walk him to tire him out, so he’s receptive to the game to make him non-destructive. It also doesn’t help that he’s growing into this age while it’s bitter cold winter outside. After 3 months, I can’t keep up with him anymore. I’ve had many dogs before, and none of them has had this level of rambunctiousness.

  226. Stph

    Put that dog in a crate when you’re not home

  227. Mani B

    My dog is firing from all things,sounds etc

  228. Caroline Lidy

    your vids r sick!

  229. Miss Vivi's American Girl Doll Channel

    what do you do when theydo not come bake

  230. 6string

    I was bored after around 3min mark and didn’t care about training my dog fetchhalf way in the vidfeo.. uuuuhhhhhhggffffggggggg..

  231. Srinivas Seenu

    I am having a Doberman and it improved or else it would eat the ball

  232. Jatin Tyagi

    hindi nahi bole sakta

  233. Amy Castles

    My dog is currently 8 months old he is a mountain cur. He is so smart he uses it to get around corrections to keep being bad. I’m gonna have to get rid of him soon if he doesn’t stop killing my grandma’s chickens and shredding up EVERYTHING he can find. He has also almost completely stopped listening to all commands even ones he used to be really good at. Can anyone help?

  234. on a boat with Bryan

    Hi Zak, I really appreciate your videos. I have a 14 week old puppy. I am trying to train her, but I have a bit of a delema, I am a truck driver. I don’t have a place to train off leash, so I’m trying to train her in the truck and on leash out side . my problem is that every time we go outside it’s always new to her and she gets overwhelmed. can you please do a training session in confined spaces like the cab of a highway truck. ps thats a truck with a sleeper. Thanks

  235. Danielle

    Yup look at that nice and relaxed pup at the end of all that working out. Lol good job! Fetch really is a life saver for dogs with a ton of energy 🙂

  236. unimportantperson

    Can you use a clicker with the toy

  237. Moira7765

    I’m going to give these steps a go..Gucci likes going after toys but is reluctant to retrieve it back to me..

  238. 4orty9ine

    Wanna bang this guy while all his dogs watch …

  239. Brian Anisowicz

    My puppy has got the tug and leave it part down, and while she will chase me with the toy the second I reach to grab it she does a 180. Any tips to help me keep her from doing that?

  240. Dylan Collins

    My dog will go and get it, but when he gets it he won’t bring it back and runs around keeping it away from me. Any help?

  241. Hanna & Beaudine Hepi

    I’ve been playing fetch with my GSD boy since I started watching your videos and it has made life so much easier. He’s a well behaved dog but still young and gets distracted and excited causing him to loose his concentration when training, playing fetch first helps a lot

  242. Dylan

    Great tips! It wasn’t 15 minutes and my dog (with lots of energy) knew how to let go and to fetch. Thank you!

  243. GhastlyGhost123

    Dog keeps chewing up packages when not home (he is an outside dog) HELP please?

  244. Ruth Rose

    I have a dog that knows how to drop it. he loves tug. he does okay at fetch. this help. thank you.

  245. Random Rat

    I don’t have a dog, but i am going to get a dog in a month or 2

  246. stoyangg

    can you make a vido for how you know what food your dog needs.

  247. Sleek S

    Thanks to you and all these videos I adopted a dog today. 😊

  248. Antalsoca S

    I lost a lot of time here

  249. Nicholas Simpson

    Didn’t work as soon as he gets the ball/rope he just runs there’s no following

  250. Ryley W

    my dog just runs around me and doesn’t want to give up her ball, she will sometimes lay down and then when your try to get close to her she gets up and runs again. she does know to Come when called (mainly with treats or something as she still is in training in a way but doesn’t need treats to do it) but when we say come she just keeps running, I mean we didn’t try using treats but it’s something we should try

  251. Lucinda Just call me cinders


  252. Rachel Duke

    Our puppy is about 7 weeks old, how young can we start teaching our puppy Fetch

  253. Dean Winchester

    Good tips , going to try them on my dog.

  254. Melissa Doherty

    So I have a question: my 7mth plays fetch inside fairly well. We have had to work with her really hard to gain interest in this game. I am having so much trouble taking the game outside. And I can certainly behave in a way to get her attention but she isnt really interested…shes high energy….she really really needs to learn a solid outdoor fetch (and so do I)!!!

  255. Sarah Sparrow

    Hey Zak, do you have any videos on Resource guarding? I’m going to get your book, but Lucy is a 3 month old Golden Retriever and she just learned that grabbing things and growling or snapping is a really great thing (sarcasm on that point), and that my treats to get her to “Give” aren’t good enough anymore. I’ve only had her a month but I fear that I’ve been getting short with her and I get too stern to the point I have caught myself yelling. How can I curb the Resource Guarding before it becomes a real problem? Also She only has this problem with objects, not with food because I learned to pick up her bowl and add in new high value treats. Many thanks!

  256. Nicolas Riley

    My dog does this if he wants. Sometimes he runs after the ball and just stops and keeps it. Or he fetches and then fakes me

  257. Kayla Smith

    Zak, my two year old standard poodle isn’t interested in learning to fetch. How can I interest her in this?

  258. Thimmaraj K

    Zak a guy has changed the name of your video and he is uploading it. This is that video’s link : . Please see it.

  259. Young prince Kakarot

    I sprayed like a paper towel with a bitter like taste and let him chew it he spit it out the i sprayed what he was chewing with it until he found out that doesn’t taste well then i stopped spraying and he never chewed it again

  260. ScrapyardPC Warrior

    Almost at 1mil, keep going

  261. Alec Seaton

    His 3k off 1million subs

  262. Cynthia Hynes

    I need my dog to fetch my keys and cane when I drop them . She does not think she wants to play fetch?

  263. Cynthia Hynes

    How do you feel about electrical collars?

  264. Tom Macdonald

    This idiot really don’t show you nothing but sell dog food which is full of fillers chemicals and garbage YouTube click bait at its finest you want to train your dog watch the dread lock dog trainer Martin mackenna

  265. Labrador Snowy

    Here’s my Lab Snowy who loves to fetch –

  266. Joyce M

    Potty training a puppy

  267. Katelyn Simpson

    My dog used to chew on everything then I started giving her Busy bones but they’re too expensive to bye so what is a better way to keep them busy when I am gone.

  268. Ryan Bonner

    My dog learned fetch by when ever he took the ball I would grab it and then he learned to give it to me

  269. Elijah Reading

    I don’t even have a dog

  270. Snehlata Singh

    I have a 3 year old labrador, I have adopted her 4 months back.She is disinterested in any toy, dogs of anything after 5 mins.Is this normal, If not What to do?

  271. Jeremiah Brown

    My dog is 12

  272. Albert Adcock

    Did they ever figure out what kind of dog Lafitte is?! my pup looks exactly like him in the previous biting video. And looks to be growing about the same as him now at 4 months old.

  273. Pappy

    Zac George is the best dog trainer on you tube!!!!

  274. maam916

    Hi! Thank you very much for your videos! They have helped me and my boyfriend with our dog. We have a rescued 3-year-old Whippet, we have been running with him a lot to exhaust him, but it would be useful to teach him how to play, the problem is he really doesn’t seem interested in tugging the toys. We have tried moving the toy, throwing it, and it seems to work for a little bit, but even though we move the toy just a little or we try to play again, he just looses interest…

  275. Amy any


  276. Signing ASL

    I love Lafitte. So cute!!!

  277. Ava Hasenbank

    When I throw my dog a ball he looks at me like I’m an idiot

  278. cat Smith

    Zak my 1 year old Bernese mountain dog and my golden retriever when I throw the ball they run and touch it with there paws and run back with nothing and I tried the first step to getting them interested in the toy but neither of them like it they just walk away can you please help we have had to repair 3 walls 🙁

  279. Red Dagger

    My husky shepherd as a puppy aye my leather couch while I was at work. So I crate trained her and took her for an hour long walk/run before and after work

  280. CocoThe Puppy

    My female Shorkie tzu puppy is so calm!I love her so much!she is too cute and she barley wakes up at night and if she does she goes to the potty alone

  281. Rita Staudt

    Can you add training that can be used by handicapped dog owners?

  282. Rene Martinez

    Thank you great video.

  283. Team VisionX

    my dog isnt intrestid in the toy he just sits there an stare at me

  284. youtubeislove

    This guy’s channel 80% ad 20% dog training.. doing this for money not for the love for dogs..

  285. lordpear

    lol I love watching these videos of dogs learning tricks because it’s so satisfying because I know my dog wouldn’t learn one.

  286. Mit Biswas

    have you visited India?? please visit…

  287. Ron Aarons

    Thank you for giving handicap-accessible tips

  288. Concha Girl

    As always your videos are awesome this one is my favorite yet! 😉

  289. lele aglemashvili

    hello. i have a question. my dog is 2 months old and is it possible to teach him anything? because he is really stubborn and quite smart so it is REALLY hard to make him do smth. plus he hates being on a leash he never follows even with the treats. can i do anything about it? PLZ HELP!

  290. Tiger Heart

    he has sooo many different dogs in his other vids

  291. Nithin Philip

    What should I do if he doesn’t let go, I’ve waited for more than 6 minutes Waiting for him to drop it but he just keeps on chewing the rope toy. I’ve tried food also but he would rather play than eat

  292. Summer Gajewski

    How do I get my dog to grab onto the rope for tug of war? My dog doesn’t seem too interested in having a tugging contest in the first place.

  293. SHEisRHEMA

    Wish I had this dog my dog is a couch potato😢😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥

  294. Guan Liu

    whenever he bites my bed i just show him his greatest frear, water… i mean… it works

  295. Ibrahim Siawash

    dude i love your videos. i have a 2 months old puppy and i am using all that you teach very effectively. Thank you.

  296. Henry Mark Binahon

    very informative video. my border collie is very good at catching dog discs, even at great distances. the problem is he drops it as soon as he sees me or when i call him. and he wont return it with it. i don’t know what to do because he doesn’t really enjoy tug of war. i tried running away, he doesn’t follow. i tried moving the toy, he doesn’t respond. will try to do it at short distances first with long lead to guide him back. thanks!

  297. Kylee Baker

    My puppy won’t play tug-of-war what do I do to train her to play

  298. Joseph Grapes

    my dog always new how to play fetch which is weird because we got him as a puppy

  299. ruth bailey

    My dog digs holes in the garden and am trying to teach him fetch it has taken me some time to find a toy that he is interested in and will play for a little while but has not grasped the concept at all. However, I shall keep trying but after viewing this video I shall try and put your comments into practice. thank you

  300. Cherokee walsh

    my dogs destroyed my doors and put a hole in one of them I haven’t been able to stop them but I have to put them in a cage and my female dogs pees and poops on furniture and I can’t get her to stop either

  301. Rob n Gail Wood

    Love how Zak teaches pups and dogs he has really helped me be a better dog parent we recently got two beagle pups they are brothers and 4 1/2 months old. When I searched the web for help teaches two pups their name all I found was negative comments how never to get two pups at once. I stressed about this until our vet told us not to believe everything you read and that they are both very confident and happy pups and love human interaction . Feeling better I stumbled upon Zaks training app and started training my pups seperately how to sit,look at me , lay down ,stay leave it and shake a paw and now they will do all those things together most of the time. They love to play fight and now go outside when the shananagons get out of hand when I say no more take it outside they go to the door and go outside. I absolutely love how energetic Zak is and it truly hits home when he says you have to be genuine because they will sense it. Believe me it’s been frustrating at times and when it is we take a break . All I want is to have the best relationship possible with well behaved dogs and Zak is helping us do that with all his great videos. Keep up the great work !!

  302. gir grrr

    me and family adopted a australian cattle herder she is super smart and all but she seams too bee shy even with dog toys even
    i had her fur 4 days she dose not play much sides try too steel your food if it is a taco
    i want her too know how too play fetch she is looks like a cheetah
    so is there a way too teach a dog that shy of every thing there is sides my family and food …
    and she not that well train she lays on people when they are sleeping

  303. Damon Dunwody

    Hi Zak, I know it’s been awhile since this video, but maybe you still check these.
    My 3 month old puppy just drops the toy and chases me after I throw it. Any advice?

  304. newtoninspired

    how about using a squeaker with my puppy to fetch?

  305. Kaela Botz

    I disagree with waiting for the dog to let go of the toy naturally when you are initially teaching fetch. I tried this method for weeks and it didnt work with my pup. Finally, i decided to use clicker training with a treat in order for my dog to understand what the words “let go” mean. It worked immediately. Now I don’t even have to use a treat and can wait for my pup to let go and then praise her.

  306. Bradley Collins

    What do I do if my dog is not interested in a rope toy. My dog mainly plays with a stuffed animal but won’t play with the other toys I have for her including rope toys

  307. Giselle Guillaume

    What if your dog is too interested in a toy and starts trying to play tug-of-war

  308. savannah hall

    My dog is a Samoyed and i am having alot of troble teaching fech. She doesn”t really seem to like fech at all.

  309. Jennifer Wong

    Hey Zak, love your videos. I wonder how to properly end a game for dogs who are very game motivated.


    My dog Marlow is a short haired 6 months old border collie and he likes to dig he’s likes to bite and everything and l don’t know what to do

  311. Eagle Plyz

    I have a ball though not that kind of toy

  312. Iceman

    my dog doesn’t wanna bite it do i get another one or one that she likes?

  313. Delanie Transue

    What about not being interested in the ball

  314. idrc and idrk

    When u r training the dog u r not only exercising the dog but also yourself like if u agree

  315. Victoria Garcia

    my dog for some weird reason is scared of balls. sometimes I dont have access to a rope because he probably destroyed it or I forgot it and I only have access to a ball but for some reason if I throw it he’ll run away from it because he’s so scared. what can I do. ive tried playing with it myself so he doesn’t see it as a threat or when he’s laying down I’ll casually sit it by him but hell just get up and run away from it. help 🙁

  316. Brayden Coon

    when i teach my dogs to let go i blow in there ear is this bad?

  317. Not A Sure Answer N.A.S.A

    my pup likes to sleep a lot and rarely likes to play…. how do you like… ignite their playfulness?

  318. Davina King

    My puppy goes for the toy and brings it back but when she gets to me, she drops the toy and tries to bite me. What should I do?

  319. teresa Boland

    CN you do how to make your dogs not run at fireworks

  320. Britt Petersen

    My dog loves fetch with balls, but will only chase a frisbee. When he reaches a frisbee he just sniffs it and walks away. I’ll see what I can do about getting him to tug-a-war with it for step one.

  321. crayons

    I’ve been trying and trying but my puppy just keeps ignoring the toy and going for me. It just gets him all riled up and he starts biting ME instead.

  322. puran joshi

    hey bro I just did the 10k like

  323. Spivey C

    My 3 year old Burmese Mountain dogs has always gotten his exercise in on walks or runs and ever since he was a puppy never really got interested in toys… I have been able to get him to chase after one toy but he doesn’t get the concept of picking up anything in his mouth besides his leash. How can I get him more interested in toys?

  324. hunt dude1w3

    oh. my aunt has a pit bull when i sometimes go outside she run around i some time gose underme

  325. VaswatiDeb

    Thank you for the video, its fun and real effective to correct my GSD puppy behaviours. I learned a LOT!
    From India with love! 🙂

  326. Ana Larson

    Very cool and lots of fun, for those that are disabled Jake with the lead on is a good video by Zak too.

  327. SoJo Roempke

    How do you teach a dog to fetch a tennisball, or othe toys that are hard to play tug-of-wars with.

  328. Vaimlune

    So what do I do if it’s my cat that’s the destructive one? (He chews on literally everything that’s not food: my socks, my dad’s leather shoes, the metal part of his clippers, the pedals on my Gramma’s stationary bike, my backpack, all my papers, folders, and homework (he’s destroyed my homework twice now), my hair, his brushes, the corners of my terrariums, boxes, etc.) I hope when I get a dog that he’ll be easier to train and behave.

  329. Kayla D'Ambrosi


    Zak I have a challenge for you! I have a hunting dog and we are trying to teach her to hunt with out a shock collar (some what rare in the hunting community) we have a hit a few speed bumps in training and its hard to find a hunting trainer close to us that can help!

    Now I know you don’t train hunting dogs but I bet between your dog training know how and our hunting experience we could come up with some positive ways top teach this dog to be an amazing hunter in a positive way!

    Let me know what you think,


  330. Lexi Ryan

    My dog loves the chase but couldn’t care less about the toys. Help!

  331. Stefan

    very nice video!

  332. Kathryn Macy

    Hi Zak! I use the command “leave it” to ask my dog to not pick something up off the sidewalk or not eat something on the floor until I say OK, or, to drop something in her mouth. Do you think I could use this command to also ask her to drop a toy? So that I can then throw it for fetch?

  333. Maren B

    What do you do for a dog who gets over aroused playing fetch? My small Terrier mix starts to squeal, teeth chatter, and becomes obsessive about the game. I’ve always heard that it’s important to keep a sensitive dog below their threshold, so while fetch tires her out, it also amps her up making her more reactive.

  334. CurryPowder

    I don’t even have a dog

  335. alvin weasel

    Yo Zack. Boo the TX Healer 8 mo is a retrieving machine. He years to return at least a hundred balls as far as you can throw every day. One thing. If I am sitting in my golf cart or really anywhere he refuses to had me the ball no matter how much he wants to play. What am I doing wrong to get him to bring me the ball so I don’t have to get it off the ground. He will absolutely balk at bringing me the ball once he drops it on th ground. If I am standing he will mostly put it in my hand.

  336. Beth Stewart

    We just adopted a 10-month border collie mix. We don’t have a yard, but a big park nearby. When I try to do any of these steps, he just bites my hand or my arm. He’s too wound up to sit. If I try chase, he jumps up and bites my bum or the back of my thighs. He’s big and strong and it hurts! I’ve been working on Zak’s steps to get your puppy to stop biting, but the biting is so intense and painful that I just can’t really do much. Please help!

    Once he has released enough energy he doesn’t bite. But the only way I have been able to get out enough energy is to play a very painful game of fetch.

  337. Chara Dreemurr

    I hope you still upload vids cause you encouraged me to try and train my dogs we have 4 and im just 12 lol but i will try my best

  338. Ginger Pack

    My 6 month old GSD does things that I think she knows she isn’t supposed to do. She will be getting into something but as soon as I came back into the room she runs and hides. She know leave it well but she won’t keep the behavior if I am not there to enforce it. How do I teach her to leave things alone even after I have have left the room to go upstairs. for a minute?

  339. Taylor Dow

    How do you get your dog to play tug of war, my dog doesn’t keep anything away from me. Even her favorite toys, if I take it out of her mouth she just drops it. Nothing is interesting enough for her to try and keep it in her mouth… haha

  340. Plex Fiz

    I had a dog named Hunter, we sold him after one year.. but we’re getting another dog! It’s a male golden doodle and we’re naming it Kucho <3

  341. Javiera Rivas-Struque

    Hi Zak, my dog loves playing fetch. He runs super fast and comes back, but lately he is leaving the ball or toy like 10 meters from me. How can I teach him to leave it where I am?

  342. TadaKiba

    My puppy runs for the toy and runs back without it…How do i make sure she’ll pick it up?

  343. Shante Marshall

    i have new puppy and he is very distructive

  344. Tom Kaplan

    at what age should i start teaching fetch?
    could she start getting interested in balls if she isn’t right now? (almost 2 months old Australian shepard

  345. Ozen

    instructions not clear. dick stucked in toaster

  346. Rishabh Mittal

    Hey Zak my name is rishab &I I’m from India 🇮🇳 &I I have golden retriever 4 months old your videos r amazing he just learned how to fetch love your videos ❤️😘😍 it’s really work Zak a big thanks from me

  347. Bubble Baath

    My dog destroys her own paws 😭 paw dog and her addictions

  348. Mishu Bhatnagar

    which breed is this

  349. L Nels

    Starts at 4:48

  350. Marie-Christine

    You are helping me so much. I’m not a dog person but the husband came with one. He is a terror if I don’t take him on a daily bike ride. That dog has soo much energy!

  351. Giancarlo Casuco

    that dog acts like my dog

  352. Quintin Menchaca

    Will this work on a chihuahua

  353. Nancy Rutland

    You asked what we do to discourage our dogs. I have a sun conure who has always loved my other dogs, but my new puppy is more rambunctious than my others & I was a wee bit afraid he might accidentally hurt my bird while they are in these first stages of becoming friends. To make certain my puppy, Malachi, will be careful with her, I have a water pistol. If he gets the least bit rowdy with her, I squirt him once & say “Play Sweet”. Now all I have to do is say, Play Sweet when he comes & she is on my shoulder & he will play very gentle with her.

  354. ElisabethAnderson

    I’m getting a 8 week old Borador (Border Collie/Black Lab) puppy on May 3rd. I’ve been watching all your videos to get ready for her. My question is, what if my dog has no interest in toys at all? My mother has a Golden Retriever who has never really loved toys. When she was a puppy she would play tug-of-war with me a little bit, but she quickly grew out of it. She is slightly overweight for her current age and I’m looking for a way we can start getting her back into shape before the puppy comes.
    Any ideas, anyone?

  355. Karl Elizalde

    at the intro Zak”s look”s like a Badass! like if you agree

  356. nevadagem

    I love that you brought this family back. Saw them initially when the puppy was biting. Now by introducing “Fetch” they are addressing his destructive tendencies with something positive.

  357. Ayishah •

    I taught my cat to play fetch <3

  358. Olivia Princess

    ha just like my sister

  359. Alfred Matheson

    A seven week old Aussie, Captain, was really bad about chewing on literally anything he could reach. I trained him to be able to stop whatever he’s doing and look at me when I made a certain noise (clicking my tongue), and used that break in action to distract him with an appropriate thing to chew on.

  360. Pumpkin Gaming7

    When ever I thro a stick or something like that I always have to do tug of war to get it back…

  361. Lorelei Hempe

    I can’t wait to try this. The only thing is I am handicapped and can not run like you do.

  362. Zander_Zoo

    My dog would take he stick I threw then run away from me faster then I ever knew he could run. It’s awesome to see

  363. Lil fungi

    I have a pabbaooo
    A mix with s happnise and poddle and 2 golden
    I’ll throw a ball to her she’ll go to my 2 golden and start to play with them

  364. Clara Wain

    My dog just sits and stares lol

  365. ᴀʟᴜʟᴀᴄʟᴇᴏᴅɪᴀ

    Woah lefitte has grown So fast

  366. Liz Karschner-Slone

    This is great information – going to try to work on this with Digger – however, he takes the toy and then goes and destroys it. How do I fix that?

  367. Cathrin Mahaffey

    How do you get a dog to GRAB and be interested in the toy?

  368. Meagan Lam

    My shiba inu puppy loves to bite on the pee pad and every time he does that I will call his name and make him look at me and then when she does I will click and get a treat to him

  369. compressed gamer

    my dog takes the toy but dont chases me

  370. Harry Parks

    zak how the heck do anti pull harnesses work without hurting the dog

  371. Harry Parks

    looks like hes got some kelpie, german shepherd and maybe some collie or lab in him

  372. Seek Truth

    My little boy is a bull arab X bull mastiff X american staffy X ban dog at about 10 weeks he has a shorter attention span than a 5 year old, when I take him for walks he starts rolling over and laying down at the park even when I pick him up and give him a push in the hope he will get energetic. Fetch seems impossible maybe the first time we enter the park I would throw it nearby a few meters and he will run to it maybe bite it then turn away.. Hopefully the tips in this video will help as he was very playful with the rope and playing tug-of-war with my jack russel X maltese. Might anyone have any extra tips I could try out? Thanks.

  373. Harry Parks

    looks like its got some kelpie in him and possibly some collie and lab

  374. Robert Locke

    How did you rule out separation anxiety when the owner said that the dog only claws at the walls when he’s at work?

  375. Jennifer Bravo

    My 6 month old boxer puppy is a chewer and destroys all teething and chewing toys. He tends to eat the toys which can make him sick to his stomach or he passes the foreign material through his digestive track. I am concerned over obstructions in his bowels. How can we mitigate this?

  376. Eli Sanders

    I wish you could come train my 1 year old pit bull she’s very energetic and doesn’t listen

  377. Edwin Osorio

    my dog won’t stay untreated he just doesn’t care what should I do

  378. Lil' Timmy

    My dog just kept pulling and didn’t even let go

  379. Brianna lange

    What do I do if my puppy won’t focus on the toy at all

  380. Vitali Kogas

    2:46 dang it feels good to be a gangster

  381. Youtube Passerby

    I live in Canada and it’s still snowy lol. I want to use the backyard to try this. Looks like it’ll have to be inside for now.

  382. sunflower 14

    Wow killer intro

  383. Robin Stauffer

    I am going to be taking in a 2yo German Shepard with the hope of returning him to his home. Currently he spends most of his time in a crate as he has never been trained and is out of control. My goal is to get him to learn the basics Sit, lay down, stay come, leave it and to calm down, walk on a leash, and to also be in the car without freaking out and barking and jumping all over the car. You have wonderful videos for all of these with the exception of the car (or I have yet to find it if you do). My problem is that in all your videos you express how important it is to make sure they are exercised properly before working on anything and he has all of this pent up energy and frustration form being in his crate too much. You have said fetch is one of the best ways to spend excess energy but I can’t get him to let go of the toy no mater how long I just sit there holding it.(I have held on more than 20 minutes and he still won’t let go) So then i tried just a walk (witch just seems to frustrate him more because he is not used to being on a leash) and coming back to try again and I still can’t get it away from him. can you give me some more suggestions on how to get some energy out of him so I can work with him without him being frustrated?

  384. moscato 1985

    I bought my german shephard 2 toys because he would not let go of his toy, so I always had an extra toy and alternate. He loved my soccer balls.

  385. Janel Holsten

    Thank you! this video is so helpful!

  386. AliceRoared

    Lol my cat naturally played fetch (with zero training, he was so perfect) but I can’t get my dog to get interested in any sort of toy :/

  387. Joshua Stull

    My pup is a Black lab/terrier mix. 6 months old. she understands to drop it or let go but she immediately runs the opposite direction when I try and get her to chase me.
    Any thoughts or ideas?

  388. lovely shane herrero or anita

    yhea my dog is 1 year old and the prob is he gets the babys toy and i go out with my dog and play fetch

  389. bfd shotta 456

    zaks smile always scares me on yhe thumbnail

  390. Alex Po

    To get a dog excited can u try to juke them out while they chase u

  391. dancedanceCRASH

    I’m trying to understand how the dog chewing only when the owners are away = not separation anxiety. Unclear.

  392. sajawal jutt

    please tell me the dog name in viedo

  393. mooooCT

    Hi Zak! Love your videos. I’m a brand new (one week!) dog owner of a 6 yr old working cocker. He was a neglected farm dog who used to live inside with manners and is starting to remember them with the help of your training techniques. He’s a bit anxious when we’re on walks. He pulls (but we’re working on the ‘come’ and give a treat). He loves to play fetch with a ball or his kong when we’re indoors but the outdoors is too distracting and he starts to get worried and anxiety/irritation builds the longer I make him sit or do something other than run or walk outside. I desperately want him to be able to play fetch outside to help burn off energy easily but he just doesn’t have patience outside or ANY interest in his ball whatsoever. Any tips on what I can do!? Thank you so much!

  394. Dragoverse

    Destructive behavior? When I wake up theres poop everywhere.

  395. Mitchell Yeakley

    what if my dog is not chaseing me back?

  396. Kayla Caiafa

    I love dogs

  397. sajawal jutt

    please tell me dog name in your viedo

  398. Hoppaman23

    My 11 month Golden Mix loves tug and love getting the toy that is tossed away (Frisbee, ball, rubber bone, etc.) However, when I try to get her to chase me she either runs away or just stands in place. Sometimes she’ll run back over to me but once she gets closer to me she’ll just run right past me.

    Any advise?

  399. Rachit To The Rescue

    my dog catches the ball but runs from me carrying the ball in his mouth

  400. Molly Gray

    At first I thought the dog was in that crate. It was like,”God so rough. Thought he was a dog trainer.”😂😂

  401. Gabriel Bradshaw

    the best way to get rid of dogs energy is to have more than one, my two pups are always really chilled when we aren’t there ☺

  402. Laia Bertran

    love your videos. I dont own a dog but I love them

  403. monicanqui

    My dog fetches but he goes away with the ball and doesn’t want to give it back. I can offer him other toys, food, etc, he won’t give it back. He gets very protective and the game end up being very stressful. What I can do so that he actually has fun playing? I don’t want him to see the game as a ball-protection duty 🙁

  404. Jennifer Mason

    how do I get the dog interested in grabbing the toy in the first place?

  405. SUBIR Ghosh

    Hey I m from INDIA
    Here in India
    V hav v less dog trainer
    N ven I try to train my lab 3month female

    She play wid ball for 2-3 times den she lost intrest n she not willing give m back

    I hav to take hardly from her mouth

  406. ᅣ락ᄉ

    What about miniature pinscher? please do anything about that breed😄😊

  407. ᅣ락ᄉ

    Zak George where do u stay?

  408. SurperKitty

    I just got my puppy and when I throw his toy he brings it back… but I can’t get it, he holds on to hard 😂😂😂

  409. Himanshu Mittal

    Thankyou sp much Fr sharing it. My lab 5 mnths old used to get bored aftr few fetches and run away from me…

  410. Kiaora58

    So my boy Russell has fetch mastered but now I’m working on the next step…..trying to get him to put his toys away in his basket. He brings them to the basket and lays them beside it. Just can’t get him to drop them in the basket. Any ideas? Thank you.

  411. Jesse Kline

    He’s on New Orleans

  412. stormy

    Get the simple basics down first!! You guys are setting your dogs up for failure. My goodness, you have to understand how brilliant your dogs are and just how much they understand! They KNOW where you are weak and will push you until you learn where you are weak. A 3 month old puppy should not be expected to fetch out side until they do perfectly in the home. Use a short leash outside, not long. Keep it simple!!

  413. Numb ness

    he is 8 months old.

  414. Numb ness

    my puppy is boring he wont play with the toys I bought him. How can I make him play with his toys? He had a rope a few squeaky toys and balls too but he doesn’t look interested in any please help.

  415. Cavafy Cavafy

    He speaks ads out of his mouth…

  416. mouse with a gun

    That dog carrier looks awesome


    Zak do you have your own dog


    Can you make another video to not let dog run out the door, because my house door is ALWAYS open

  419. LavenderGhost 626

    Do you have any videos on how to brush/groom a dog or puppy? If not can you make one?

  420. Sunshine_Savage

    you havn’t done hi five i did to my dog

  421. Poop loop

    My 14 year old dog does not get the tug-a-war rope I need help

  422. Manju

    Hi. I have an amazing papillion who has to be REALLY hyper before she will teethe items other than food, which I rarely let her get to. I got her at 2.5 years old and she”s been a bit nervous though she’s getting more and more confident. if I tell her to release, she eill and then not touch it again for days. I have used kongs (toy with food) to get her interested in play, but I can’t seem to get her to play for more than 30 seconds or so. She does love cuddling as much as other dogs seem to like play, but I really want to get her to play as an alternative reward mechanism to food and petting. do you have any recommendations?

  423. Heather Smith

    hi. My name is Heather I have a 5 month old pitbull puppy I want to take him to pick up stuff that I dropped because I’m in a wheelchair any suggestions thanks

  424. dcrf

    Mine will only fetch in the water; I haven’t gotten her interested on land.
    I am going to try harder to make the toy interesting and to get her to tug, which she is reluctant to do.

  425. Manon Moulin

    I just got a 2,5 year old Berner Sennen,and he is not at all interested in toys. What do I do? Thank you for your video’s by the way! They are very helpful and effective.

  426. Shmobey

    Im having some trouble

  427. xEPXFURGIx

    how do i get you to help me train my dog?
    how much does it cost and so on

  428. Rozinac -

    I want to get a puppy Rottweiler can someone tell me is it a good family dog, is it nice to strangers and is it easy to train?

  429. MLG PUG

    Can u train these things to puppy’s?

  430. 850 Jayy

    Just get a dog cage and when u leave put him up

  431. gesman5000

    I remember my cousins dog turned fetch into a chase game.

  432. Lori Thorn

    What if you can’t run? How can you teach fetch without that?

  433. Magicme79

    My old dog would rip up her blankets when she was home by herself as a young dog. I got a bitter spray for the blanket, but the little freak seemed to actually like the spray. She would even bring her treats over to the sprayed blankets and roll them on the blanket before eating. It seemed she wanted the taste to rub off on the treats. She never did it with unsprayed blankets. She was a bit of an oddball.

  434. Cideon

    Love this great video and advice, but have a slight problem. My GD puppy gets so excited after chasing the ball she’ll run back without it, or bring it only halfway but be more interested in coming to me than keeping the toy with her. Any ideas?

  435. Tom

    stop selling out. Jesus christ.

  436. Judy Weikum Benson

    Thanks on the advice of NOT to treat with food on fetch. and to continue to use the toy as the reward. You give GREAT advice on many things. I didn’t know what to do when my dog would quit fetching. Now I know thanks to you.

  437. paigekeiser

    When is it ok to teach my border collie to catch a frisbee? My pup is 4 months and I keep reading about how they’re not supposed to jump until they’re 14-18 months old. I’m guessing he’ll start jumping for the frisbee at some point, is that bad for his bones and joints? Many thanks, and I love your videos!

  438. Lizz Wellne

    my sister has a Tibaten Spaniel, try to teach him fetch, lol.
    he’s very destructive though, but all we have to do is give him a chewing bone

  439. Corona Jonathan

    If you want to learn how to take care of your dog. I recommended you this great site.
    Just search google; “galid dog training”

  440. paulavlrs

    I have an Australian Catle dog and it’s impossible to play tug war with her. She gets quite possessive and instead of tugging the toy she aims straight at my hand and bites me because she knows that will make me drop the toy. She used to bite me whenever I tried to take the toy to play fetch, but after some training she doesnt anymore. Any tips on how to teach her to properly play tug war?

  441. lachie nessmonster

    My dog doesn’t play tug of war!

  442. ella Stewart

    My brand new rescue is a bulldog boxer and they say not to play tug of war cause it makes them mean what do I do

  443. Ronja Linna

    Thank you SO much for your videos, they have made my life and my dog’s life so much easier and enjoyable. Ten weeks ago I adopted a 6 month old puppy that had already been re-homed three times. She was sold as a GSD/golden retriever mix, but to me she looks like a Siberian laika with perhaps some husky thrown in the mix, possibly a little bit of East European shepherd dog too since she’s originally from Russia. Time (and size) will tell, she’s still growing. In short, she looks like a small curly tailed wolf right down to the amber eyes. She’s a very high energy dog and very primitive (doesn’t bark but has a wide variety of other vocal expressions), and I guess she was a bit too much of a surprise for people who expected a cute little golden shepherd. She ended up being tossed around from one person to another, so needless to say that after all that her trust in humans wasn’t very strong.

    She hadn’t been socialized – at all – and was terrified of people. And I mean every single human being, no matter if the human being was standing a block away – she panicked. She was afraid of me too. This caused a bit of a problem; how do you exercise a high energy dog that just stands still and is constantly ready to bolt when you take her outside? To describe her anxiety level, at first she was too afraid to eat if I was in the same room with her. When I left the room she emptied her bowl in seconds. The first few weeks I was desperate, it felt like a useless effort. I was told I should put her down, that she’s a nervous wreck and would never be a happy dog. I refused to believe that. She reminded me of a neglected child that no one had time or patience for. Of course it felt bad when she would avoid me at all costs when all I wanted was to help her, but I just reminded myself that she had no reason whatsoever to trust me yet, and based on her previous experiences trust was probably just a gateway to another disappointment. So I gave her time. No direct eye contact, no sudden movements, always approaching her sideways if I had to walk past her. Basically like if she was a wild animal. It worked. I allowed her to approach me instead of approaching her, and when she finally allowed me to pet her… It was just amazing.

    But the problem remained; how do you exercise a dog that’s terrified of people to the point where she won’t even sniff the ground because someone might walk somewhere? FETCH! I saw this video, decided to give it a try, and with your instructions it took less than 15 minutes for my dog to figure out what the game was about and she LOVES it. We also started clicker training, and she’s one smart girl. Her self-confidence has grown exponentially after that. She’s still skittish around people and other dogs, but we are still doing 90 minute walks in a huge park just outside my house, I keep her in a long lead and let her sniff and run around. She pulls a lot, sniffs everything and pretty much decides which way we go next, but since she’s relaxed enough to sniff, gets her energy out and most importantly is able to spend time in an area with people and other dogs, I’m picking my battles and socialization comes first. She doesn’t panic very often these days, and every passing week she gets better and better. She loves to fetch and this week I decided to try it in the park. She loves it there too, even with all the distractions. Victory!

    “Look at me” rocked our world. First few weeks – no eye contact whatsoever. Then I started teaching her “look at me”, and not only does she not find eye contact threatening any more, she’s actively seeking it out. Best thing ever for a dog that’s scared of people. And the people who told me I should put her down because the dog has nervous system issues, luckily were wrong. I have never had a dog that doesn’t even flinch at loud noises. My previous dogs were pretty stable but even they got nervous for a moment if a police car drove by sirens wailing. Not this one. One day a bulldozer drove by and she didn’t even lift her head from the bush she was sniffing.

    Pulling is annoying, especially now that she’s starting to develop muscle mass, but hey, when she’s desensitized enough to people and dogs, I know exactly how to teach her not to do it, all thanks to you. Your tips and especially your amazing attitude have made a big difference for the better in our lives. Positive attitude brings results so much faster and makes training so much fun! And this turned out to be a novel, but I just wanted to let you know how important your videos have been in our progress, that even “hopeless” dogs turn out amazing with positive methods and a lot of patience.


  444. Matty Y Raps

    Is the “Ifetch” toy a good one?

  445. Riza hariati

    I love dogs, but it’s too much work for me. Running around. Screaming.. No. Same as children. Too much work.

  446. Kaine Carreon

    I can’t quite get my rescue pit to fetchHe plays tug of war and loves to go get the toy but I can’t get him to keep the toy in his mouth while chasing me back. He just puts it down to chase me. I’ve tried many other toys but nothing works. Any ideas?

  447. russ jansen

    Great video!!! I spent a week and $$$ on new toys using another training method to teach fetch. My pup resounded to Zak’s method on the first try.

  448. tristen dolowy

    great videos

  449. John Patrick

    Good Stuff

  450. Adriana Gonzalez

    Can you please make a video about how can i get my dog out of my bed and to sleep in his?. My dog is 11 months and he is with me since 1 month ago. His past owners let them to sleep on their beds since he was a baby….

  451. Adriana Gonzalez

    Can you please make a video about how can i get my dog out of my bed and to sleep in his. My dog is 11 months and he is with me since 1 month ago. His past owners let them to sleep on their beds since he was a baby….

  452. Hanle DrFinest

    this guy is awesome 👏🏻

  453. Joanie Granadas

    I loved this video but what do I do if my dog doesn’t chase me? No matter how goofy I act she sits and stairs at me.

  454. Hooneybo O

    What if your dog don’t like to play whit ball or other toys

  455. Brady Govender

    my 4month old pitbull doesn’t let go of the toy even when I stop tugging on it

  456. dog 101 s

    hello zach I make dog fact videos please suscribe and also I am going to get a new golden retriever puppy.please can you do a video on what you need to buy f before you get a puppy

  457. StaceyLeea21

    I have a 4.5 year old Border Collie. Fetch is a daily game for us and she absolutely loves it. But she does loops around trees and cars before dropping the ball back. She never comes straight back. Any advice on teaching this?

  458. gfmb 9

    my dog won’t go for the toys unless she is supper excited and we don’t have time to take her for a long walk or get our agility stuff out. she has a lot of energy and gets in trouble when we leave because of separation anxiety. what should I do

  459. Em Lem

    great videos so thank you. we are getting a new puppy soon and it will be fantastic to be able to teach him to play in a fun way

  460. Guenevere Schwien

    I am trying to teach my dog fetch and she just isn’t getting it. I’d love to see you teach dogs with different temperaments. Even when I try to play tug of war with her she looses interest as soon as I tell her to drop it. She drops out of the play mood completely and just wants to cuddle and be pet instead. I’ve never known a dog like this so I don’t know how to teach her.

  461. Queenie xoxo

    Hi! I’ve been training my dogs and I have a beagle. He is pretty calm and has lots of energy, but only outside. I have a large room for him to play fetch, but he’s not interested in the ball. Is there anyway I can fix it?

  462. Tesla Nick

    Wow. I’ve been doing this all wrong. Now wonder my dog’s reluctant to let go.

  463. Jasmine Chan

    My dog is NOT interested in ANY toy…not interested in playing either no matter how excited I try to be…so I’m at a loss here…
    I brought him to the pet store to let him pick a toy but he is not even slightly into any of the toys…

  464. Adorable Girl 15

    dear sir.
    this worked a little but after a while my dog started to bite me..
    please let me know what I can do ..
    this is your fan from India

  465. caio borges

    What If my dog keeps bringing the toy and staring at me when I don’t want to play

  466. Matt Miles

    What if your dog doesn’t like to chase you?

  467. Sheri Gray

    My dog will run with me, but once I turn around she anticipates my next move and heads back in the opposite direction. She is a 7 month old spunky Yorkie. What should I do?

  468. The Amazing Pewdiplier Is Not Septic! at the disco

    My chihuahua I’ll not bring any toy back.. Is it because of the breed?

  469. AzzamJoy

    Cuz at the start he said that the dog is off the biting stage

  470. AzzamJoy

    Wait, I’m confused, will a puppy by himself stop biting when he’s an adult or do we actually have to teach the puppy to stop biting or else they will bite when they are an adult

  471. Mya Belle Canino

    I have two dogs and one of them is very calm and doesn’t like me and the other one is my brothers he likes me but my brother does not like me to play with him because he gets jealous what should I do because both my younger siblings have a pet and I don’t my mom let’s my younger sister and my brother have a pet but not me what should I do

  472. Rosemary Gomes

    What kind of fetch toy should I buy and should it only be used for fetch?

  473. D Howison

    i love your videos. the information and delivery is top notch. the beginning of this one with aerial cam is well done but so cheesy which makes it GREAT. lol. thanks so much!

  474. D Howison

    i love your videos. the information and delivery is top notch. the beginning of this one with aerial cam is well done but so cheesy which makes it GREAT. lol. thanks so much!

  475. nika50501a

    This vid is 99%product placement…

  476. MagicalWolfClaws

    This solves EVERYTHING my dog does wrong!

  477. Desirae Bennett

    why does my dog only want to play inside? I take her outside every two hours, and we go on a mile walk every day, and when I take her off leash to play, she just runs to the door to go in.
    the only way I can keep her outside is on a lead!

  478. Rayyan Ali

    My 9 week old lab plays fetch but doesn’t come back when I tell it to. Is this normal at this age please someone help I need help.

  479. Josh Beiswanger

    I see lab/cattle dog/ and Rottweiler

  480. Erika quintana

    Zak you should do a video of Your husky going up and down the stairs

  481. Cyber Warrior

    Roman atwoods dog Zues is amazing at fetch

  482. Kiirsst3

    I try acting exciting and my Spaniel just doesn’t care XD

  483. Mico Acasio

    my 3months old puppy shiranian is very good in fetching

  484. GhostCrisp86

    My german shepherd is really not into toys,how can i get her into it. I got her 8 months.

    I try moving but she dont cares.

  485. native diva

    Aww, this is making me wish for a doggi :c

  486. Деница Ботева

    My 3-month-old lab puppy is very protective. She prefers to run away from me when I toss her something and chew it instead of playing fetch. I tried to put her on a longer leash in order to control her and play mini fetch first following the steps you showed, but she pulls away the leash and doesn’t want to come to me even when I run she doesn’t chase me. She just sits there and chews the toy and when I approach her she runs away or pulls the leash if she’s on a leash. However, when we play tug she is not resistant and lets go pretty easily. Do I have to wait until she gets older or it is not due to her age and what should I do then?

  487. Aiden

    even when I move aroud and try to be excited

  488. Aiden

    my dog will get the ball and give it back put then she gets board she wont do it again shes not excited

  489. Jessica Barton

    Question: My sister’s dog (and other family member’s as well), jumps, barks, puppy play- bites at 2 years old, and rules the roost! She doesn’t have a lot of interest in training her “baby”, can you recommend or (do a video) on how to deal with visits to their homes? Tips and tricks for dealing with badly behaved humans and ill-trained dogs? I’m bout to start going there with cut up hotdogs in my pockets and sneak a few training sessions in. lol! no, but…seriously.

  490. Zach attack600

    Labs fetch really well naturally, and that’s what our family normally has, but would a pit bull retrieve birds if it was taught?

  491. ken rader

    can u do a vidio if your dog does not like its toys

  492. Nahomie Mescharles

    where did u get the wonderful cage

  493. Brooke Strubel

    What kind of frisbees do you use?

  494. samad khan

    My dog is a pitbull and he was never destuctive and he was always a natural fetcher

  495. Rishi Lim

    When he picked up the crate I thought the dog was in it so I got really panicked

  496. anya bernard

    Zak, Does it depend on what dog you have. For example, I have a bichon and i used to have a collie. Would the big dogs like Cinommin the collie fetch instead of small dogs like bichons?

  497. Colonel Duk With A C

    0:39 omg that mess on the left looks like the shape of a dog

  498. Mister_surf

    I use hand signs to tell my dog to sit sometimes, Is that okay?

  499. Restivo2013

    hey Zac,

    I just watched your video today and even though I’ve only spent 10 minutes with the let go part it has already made a huge effect on my 10 month old English bulldog (so his energy level isn’t as high as most of the dogs in your videos). However he has calmed down tremendously in just those 10 minutes of playing! thanks for the videos! I plan on continueing the fetch training and watching your channel 🙂

  500. Dries De Vylder

    im getting a 8 week old Labrador, when can I start teaching her fetch? i’ve been told that it isnt good for a pup to take a Long Walk. why type of playing should I try w/ her? pls someone reply

  501. kmbeautyandmore

    My dog chewed a hole through my sunroom wall and my mom’s solution was to declare that we were getting rid of it, before feeling bad and just dealing with the dog’s bad behavior. I wish we had seen these videos when my dog was a puppy!

  502. Joseph Borges

    Wow he’s very colorful

  503. Marco Tomas

    my dog drops his toy when I run. what do what do?

  504. hibyenow29

    this is great information! I’ll try it out with my super high energy beagle hehe!

  505. DG

    What is the breed of this dog? Was it mentioned, but I just missed it…

  506. emogirlpower132

    i have a border collie, who was heavily abused, obviously we adopted him. only problem with his past is, he WILL NOT PLAY. if hes a foot away and we get his attention he will cetch, but then just drops it. he chews but when our other dog goes for what hes chewing, he gives up!!!!!! its been a few months and we have tryed alot, only hes uncoroperitive. and not to mention scaird of us throwing toys any where near him… so the question is HOW DO YOU MAKE THEM PLAY? (we started taking walks/runs but hes a border collie he needs more!!)

  507. Veronica McLane

    How can I help my dog to be safe in a dog park? Would love to go to a park to be able to play like this!!!

  508. Shaun Ongstad

    Do you have any videos on dogs who are aggressive about their food?

  509. Richard Rhinehart

    I got lucky, or possibly I just did everything right from the get go. Then again, I have a Belgian Malinois. Although, lately instead of bringing it back directly like she used to, she’ll bring it within the general area of where I am within 10-15 ft. Hopefully, this helps.

  510. Goku_killinit 11

    Great videos

  511. Lorraine Broadhurst

    Thanks for the tips I love playing fetch with my dog. Some days though for medical reasons my energy levels are not great any tips for those days?

  512. Noah Clancy

    Thanks so much for that video I think
    It’s really going to help me train my dog


    what dog breed is that

  514. Santiago Pechieu

    My dog is interested in a freesbee but when she gets to it she starts to scratch it and turn it over and over.She becomes obsesed and wont bring in back. Its like she’s on her own world …how can i make her retrieve it?

  515. AxcitaR* Gaming

    my dog doesn’t even chase the ball when i throw it

  516. BleakYT

    Hey Zak George I have a 3 1/2 month old Bichon Poodle, she is very difficult to walk unless i give treats. She tends to grab onto the leash and just try to tug it and wont pet go and if i try to take it put she bites, what should I do? Can you please help me. A video for this would be helpful. And she is always barking whenever I am about to give her her food.

  517. Mr Seed

    i love your videos but ther were too many sponsors for this one

  518. Chris Peters

    so helpful and great videos thanks!

  519. Parisa pazoki

    my puppy gets out the sunroom.

  520. GuinnO

    My dog doesnt destroy the wall but when I try to play fetch with him

  521. Rebecca Friddle

    how do you get your dog to stop being agresive

  522. Kenshayla Sutton

    Hi Zak George that was very interested my favorite part is they cage the dog cage Tamia then that’s very neat and very cool I never said okay like that one but that is very cool you make everything seem so awesome I love so much with you Zak George keep doing what you doing you doing great keep up the good work I was glad your channels and your Facebook and YouTube just keep up the good work.😀😄😃

  523. Fizza Shaikh

    I’ve seen several videos where they say it takes six steps. Ha. That’s shit. My cousins pup, she’s a black American Lab and she learnt to fetch herself. Like right in front of us my cousin threw the ball and she went and got it. Like she never did that before and she learnt it in like two days.. And she was given no training before.

  524. golemkonty

    Dude, my dog is a mix between kurchaar and labrador and every morning I make him run with my bike for about 22.5 kilometers root for about one hour before I go to work and then when I leave him alone in the house he is still digging a hole in the door. Playing fetch cant bring him down, in fact in weekends I make him run with the bike on a 60 kilometers route and then he plays with dogs for several hours and then I train him in obedience and retrieving. Making my dog tired is a 8-10 hours long process, dude, why dont you give us real tips for separation anxiety? I cant afford to train him every day 8-10 hours before going to work.

  525. Cunt Productions

    When I throw the thing my dog just picks it up, takes off, lets it go somewhere hidden and comes back

  526. Scyler McFarlane

    What do you do if your dog wont play tug of war? He just bites it and looks at me. He pulls sometimes but he loses interest very fast.

  527. Spooky

    My dog plays a game and runs away with it

  528. Lisa Salisbury

    My breeder told me not to play tug of war or let the dog chase the kids because it would make her aggressive as an adult. How do you balance the aggressive behavior with playtime?

  529. Nicolas Chong

    less advertisement by Zak will b better ….

  530. Ionut Playtime

    my dog loves toys but when you throw it she comes back but doesnt give it to you she want you chase her for the toy

  531. Lexxi Luna

    I need u to come train my dog 😂if I throw him a ball he never comes back

  532. Ghastea

    I really want to teach my dog to like toys because the only play he knows is Play Fight, and I’m getting tired of him accidently biting hard on my hand.
    When I put a toy in front of him, he doesn’t care. Even if I try to make it interesting, he still goes after my hand and not the ball or stuffed animal.
    How do I get him to like toys?

  533. Search

    I want that shirt

  534. Corgi Friends

    What if they dont play tug of war?

  535. Bruce Banner

    I was actually using treats get my dogs to bring back a ball for me and to let go of it. And they caught on to it. That was before I watched this video though. Now I’ll incorporate this advice as I need it !

  536. NLGM234HI5

    wow my dog really hates fetch

  537. Hannah Danielle

    You definitely need to fix the written part of your video if it’s for people with limited hearing.
    There are tons of words that shouldn’t be there such as pitching instead of fetching, fetish instead of fetch, and some other odd ones.

  538. autumn w

    Dude u majik tho

  539. Scott Smith

    My old Aussie Shepherd/Border collie cross “Sassy” was never very destructive but when she started to get a little bit that way, longer walks & more fetch was a great way to calm her down.
    To get the most fetches with her, I had to start with a stick, when she lost interest in that we moved to a bone shaped toy then to a soft frisbee. After that, the only thing she’d bother to chase was other dogs or running people.

  540. Ian Liu Rodrigues

    I’ve rescued a Border Collie from a very bad dog kennel, and she is very afraid of everything. Once in a while, she gets the rope to play with but as soon as I get there to play with her, she stops! How can I teach tug wars and fetch to her?

  541. Urban Outdoorsman

    This game of chase with a belgian malinois will result in you only having half a shirt.

  542. Kilo the Rottie

    I hope my baby Rottweiler likes to play fetch when he grows up

  543. Shorty Loc

    Your videos are good and all but I hate how often you promote that website and the crate too like wtf ur not even using it in this video why even waste our time showing it to us in this video.

  544. Jasper T.

    I love your videos! They are so energetic and positive. Thank you so much 😀

  545. Ben & Stella & Myla VA

    is it possible that a dog can get obsessed with catching a ball?

  546. Jonathan George

    I just got my first puppy ever- Almost thirty years old here, and been a cat person my entire life. Cats are easy- mine were at least. You just set them down and show them their litter location, and place of food, and walk away. Clean up is easy. I did not know what to expect with this puppy, and he’s fortunately awesomely tempermented… The first 24 hours we didn’t have toys or anything for him and when he peed in the house for the hundredth time, I yelled at him outside (Just the word “NO!” very loud and angrily), and he got scared to come back in with me. It broke my heart completely- I stayed up the next night and found your videos, and immediately convinced my girlfriend to run out and get some things you’ve shown me puppies need immediately. He now has a very large crate for his size (He won’t get very big ) in which he got into immediately and loved following your advice… plenty of toys with different textures (because he is quite bitey)- this has helped and I’m following you’re “show him what I like” and “give him something else to bite” methods in alternative sessions. I am now only three days into this- I’ve been teaching my already dog-knowledgable girlfriend about what she’s doing wrong (politely- don’t want to be killed)… and being someone with no kids at this point… I have to say I love this guy and the responsibility I have to him. In three days he’s stolen my heart and I am so glad that there’s a place I can go to find how I can do my best for him. Thank you so, so, so much! We’re teaching him fetch soon, and getting him an exercise pen- we can’t really let him roam our room free for too long without him biting us a bunch or getting into things. Vets say he’s 4 months old according to his teeth. Anyway- Thank you again so so much!

  547. Kira F

    Help! My GSD loves to run and get the toy but will not let go. The thing is, even if I stop pulling he will just take the toy and chew on it by himself. He doesn’t even come back to me half the time. If I try to dance around like a crazy person to get him to come over to me, he just stares at me like I am stupid. Then, he walks away. He generally doesn’t want to work with me at all. The whole reason I got a GSD was to have a dog that could work with me. How can I improve?

  548. Madeleine Gray

    Just want to know. How do you teach fetch to puppies? Because you cant play tug of war until the dogs teeth are more developed.

  549. Zoe Wilcken

    My dog drops the toy before chasing me, what do I do then?

  550. Mr Bumpy Cat

    First attempt on fetch wasn’t wonderful (I have arthritis, so not really very peppy), but my dog loves sit, lie down, play dead practice, and one of my cats has joined in and did sit and lie down today too. (The magic of cheese.)

  551. Zasmr _

    would if my dog doesn’t give it back

  552. Joe Stroup

    My dog is always eating our books

  553. Chelsea Ohmen

    can you help me? I want to know what kind of dog I have

  554. KaiserViking

    What if I work at night and can’t do all those things in the morning because it’s the only time I have to rest a little??? How can I stop my Rotty pup from destroying things???

  555. Teacher Migs

    I just got a jack russell but I’m having a problem with fetch as she is not interested at biting at anything rather than his food. Any help? thanks!

  556. Keval Dave

    Thank you, It really helped,
    I was trying to teach fetch using treats ,but was not working , now its amazing …

  557. Lucas the former Alberta Guide Dog puppy

    Great video, I hope it helps me!

  558. Kam

    It’s no wonder, if my parents name me Lafitte I’d have issues too.

  559. Hannah Peters

    Thank you so much this helped a lot! 👌🏻👍🏻

  560. Mr. Wolftastic

    Trump would love this dog. Very high energy.

  561. Sebastian Paredes

    Great video, I am yet to teach my dog to bring back a stick so I will follow your advice on how to do it 👍🏼

  562. Sandra K

    Have you worked with Husky’s much ?

  563. Adam A

    My dog doesn’t fetch anything or plug tug of war or chew on toys at all. She just kind of looks at me like some random uptight person might look at a little kid asking to play. lmao I’m lucky probably cause any random training I’ve done myself takes very easily, I’m able to let her off her leash and have full confidence she’ll come when I say. Though I can’t really get her to play games other than just random play/running around. What do people do when a dog shows no interest in toys?

  564. EИK3.

    I taught my 10wk old Springer Spaniel a solid fetch with a small ball, did I just get lucky by not playing tug with him?

  565. Sandy Frenzel

    Awesome video! I’ve got a video on my channel as well on more dog training if you’re interested, check it out!! 🙂
    Have a nifty day 🙂

  566. E Taylor

    if I have a new puppy, that could have separation anxiety, does it help if I have an older dog that does not get anxious, or would my puppy still react the same and not pay any attention to how relaxed my older dog is?

  567. MrsSinkip

    Hey Zak! Some dogs will still love pulling on the toy if you just hold it. I prefer to hold their collar and keeping a light grip on the toy until they release it. They get tired of holding it a lot quicker this way. 🙂

    Great video as usual, thank you for supporting positive training methods!

  568. Constantine Sotos

    What do I do if they won’t return it and run away once they get it?

  569. Jose Gerardo Gonzalez Jimenez

    How can I measure if my dog is 7 or up in the energy scale???

  570. KMichelle Argus

    My dog will play fetch with people who can throw or if he’s swimming. I guess I need to work on land.

  571. Kornelia gum

    thankyou for doing these videos they always help me even though my dog is only 10 weeks

  572. Matshapiri Males forever

    what if your dog is not interested in toys or if you have food or not..


    Can anyone help my? My dog doesn’t know how to play and too scared of toys!!!! If your reading this zak please reply!

  574. Giulio Sincovich

    I have a 1yr old German Shepherd. He’s really active and ready to play, he’s making progress when it comes to leaving the toy BUT he’s never happy to leave it. To clarify: if I am around him and encourage him to come and leave the toy near me, in my hands, anywhere, he instead jumps around and refuses to leave it, he just turns his head when I move my hand near his mouth. Any tip to remove this behaviour?
    Great video as always by the way, good work!

  575. MifordHerbertBaxter Cubicle

    I need help… My dog whines and barks when I leave him for five seconds… The only time I get to do anything is when he goes to sleep. I take him on 3 2k walks a day… And I play with him all the time and any less time with him and he will bark and whine and cry.

  576. 30624 700

    He now refuse to play tug with me coz I scold him a few times after he accidentally bit me during the game… Any advice?

  577. Pauline Barnes

    I have a chihuahua and it only gets interested in the toy  once. She runs and attacks it and leaves it alone. Doesnt matter if I play with it or not. This didnt help me teach her how to play.So frustrating. I wish there is something that works.

  578. AvengeVoltaire

    At what age can you teach this to a dog?

  579. Will Walke

    my dog doesn’t like to play with toys much a1nd I cant get him interested in them either

  580. ed

    These videos are great but I’m having trouble teaching both of my dogs seperately because they get anxious alone while I’m with one. Any tips or ideas on training two dogs?

  581. julyen shire combate

    I should teach my dog Max

  582. michael villanueva

    He slick did a review and promotion in the middle of a training video 😂

  583. Kousei Tang

    I remember we did biting training with them and you about biting and the training worked.
    Thankyou and them for training my puppy thank you! Also bye laffite.

  584. Reymond Frias

    i’m having problems with step 1, letting go. my dog will not let go, i can keep the rope in place and he just keeps pulling, and if i hold the rope with a tighter grip to stop it from moving at all, he just pulls harder and if i let go of the rope he just chews it until theres nothing but rope, i have top fight him or wait until he looks away from the rope and quickly snatch it just to get it, i need help with let go, any tips?

  585. Ninad Agate

    I love you so much fun and addicting but it is a great day to be a

  586. Adelle Lawas

    Princess loved fetch I did not use your techniniques but she did verry well. Then a few months later she lost interest and I did all I could to interest her again. When I saw these videos, I think it’s time to get her back to play with me. Thank you Zak!

  587. Amr Mohamed

    Zak Rottwilers are better of Pitpull or German shippere

  588. Kevin B

    Do you ever use food if its a super distracted dog with low toy drive?

  589. Autumn Fregerio

    I’ve read that playing tug of war with a pit bull will teach them to be aggressive. How do you feel about this idea?

  590. Logan Casey

    I have a 11 week old pitbull who is interested but we are gonna let her finish teething before we try tug of war we have had her for 2 days and whenever she is scared she runs to me and I’m only 15 it makes me so honored to have her she suckles in her sleep

  591. A McClure

    We got our dog at 16 weeks, he was playing fetch. Apparently, self taught. He even brought the ball back to us! I’ve never had a dog in all of my 46 years who did that! Within a couple of weeks, he was catching a tiny tennis ball in mid air. He’s a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix (Chorkie). He is THE best dog! <3

  592. John Lehmann

    Zak , we have a 3.5 month old puppy. Are they able to learn at that age, or what is the ideal age? She’s a shepherd hound mix.

  593. kamran1

    Will this help with aggression? Can you also do some videos on dog on dog aggression, and dog on human aggression.  Please and thank you keep up the great work.

  594. R.B.

    How do I convert a dog who already has a habitual “keepers off” game into a “bring it back” player?

  595. Jroberts19

    Great video as always Zak! I know it’s unique for each dog, but, in general, at what age do dogs pick up on new information and obey the best?

  596. Renee Wise

    My dog Sherlock doesn’t like any kind of grooming. I want to learn to groom him myself.

  597. Sarthak Ghimire

    My puppy is 100% concentrated in treats. There is no way i can involve him in tug of war or even chase. Is there a video of yours that deals about sport in dogs?

  598. Dominic Scavuzzo

    My mom won’t feach

  599. Niall Conlan

    Hey Zak – I just started working with my 4 month old Lab on playing fetch and having a bit of difficulties. You addressed all my questions in this video and im really excited to try out your ideas. Ive watched a few other videos of yours in the past weeks that were really a huge help as well! New subscriber here and looking forward to learning more from your videos. Its a really great thing your doing here, that has and will likely help so many dogs out there. Thanks!

  600. Lily Dawn

    Mico he’s my dog he loves to play fetch inside but soon as we go outside hes like screw this im smelling the fence and this just doesn’t work

  601. Michael Osborn

    i have 2 German shepherd/lab mixes and they are sisters. they are about 9 years old. they chew when left alone and have just stopped jumping. All their lives we’ve tried to get them to play with toys and they refuse. the only thing they “play with” is the bones they can chew and destroy. we have to lock them in a kennel all day while we are at work or school, but we try to let them run our yard (1 acre) with remote controlled shock collars so they have a lot of freedom. We went about 3 days of letting them in a room at night but they began showing of things in the room. Anyway, we have tried to get them to play with toys, tennis balls, or the KONG, but they don’t care about them. how can I get them to play with toys? they will chase me, but when I do ANYTHING with a toy, they lose interest. What can I do?

  602. Susan Fennema

    Zak – thanks for this. We were lucky to get a puppy who learned how to fetch very easily. However, the dropping it and not trying to bite us when we pick it back up has been challenging. We will try to do the intro part as a step backward to see if it will help. Additionally, while playing fetch, Shelby sometimes gets aggressive… barking and nipping – almost like a puppy temper tantrum. If you try to “ignore” him, or “be the tree”, he doesn’t stop – he will try nipping at your crotch and/or biting clothes. It seems as though fetch inspires this behavior in him. Any suggestions (or other video) on how to prevent that? We want to play with him, but he’s getting so big that it is becoming intimidating. He looks almost identical to the pup in the video (Shepherd / Lab mix?) and has the same energy level. He’s almost 9 months old.

  603. kent noah

    this is not about fetch

  604. Ashley DaSilva

    Love watching your videos. Before I got a 8 week old border aussie, I made sure to watch a ton of your videos for prep. They have come in really handy. He is now 14 weeks old, knows sit, down, shake, spin, twirl, go to his room (crate), bow, back away, how to walk nicely on loose leash, etc. Im slowly working on fetch and I can see the results! 🙂

  605. makoi belen

    hi zak, i really love watching your videos. i have a question tho about fetch.. i started to teach him fetch the wrong way and i dunno if i can still fix it. whenever i throw his toy and he gets it, he runs away from me and dont want to give the toy back. can you give me any advice? TIA

  606. Skaii Lovesyou

    my dog is not intrested on a toy……….


  607. Sabra Bryant

    What if your dog will not play tug o war?!

  608. Pitche Gueu

    Hi Zak, my name is Ezequiel, I have trying everything, nothing worked, your way is working, but…..I made a mistake, my Labrador  now is 11 weeks old,I use to bit him in the face, not hard, when he bites me, now when I raise  my hand to say stop, he gets aggressive…..any help?

  609. Kerolos Gerges

    When i play with my dog im afraid to run and i dont have a leash

  610. Timothy Pleines

    Great videos, my dog is now less of a bastard.

  611. Oliver Faulkner

    What county do you live in

  612. Timothy Phillips

    yes my dog like to scrach the door to tell us she want to go in or out side what can i do to stop this!

  613. ran kadury

    nice video! but i would like to create the automatic “let go” when the dog actually puts the toy on the ground near me and waits for me to pick it up. would be nice if you could explain how to teach this king of behaviour properly. thanks!

  614. Ivan Last

    He looks like Mac Demarco.

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  616. David Boyd

    love your videos!

  617. bluegreenplanet89

    I see this fetch training would benefit Lafitte’s dad too.

  618. UmpahpahBGg

    Too long, too energetic, too complicted. Beside, the story about the title starts only after 6 minutes…

    Of course, just my oppinion

  619. John Smith

    Hey Zak….well it seems like my pup is going backwards in training.  I used your tips and she started to bring the ball back….now she fetches the ball, then just drops it and goes off sniffing. I’ve tried using the clicker without treats and that doesn’t really work.  I’ve tried making the ball enticing to pick back up and  return as you suggested with no results. At times she’ll even go spastic running around like crazy!!!  I go after her and call her name, but she just keeps running all around….eventually she’ll stop and then I can grab her.  She’s 9 months old and my veterinarian says she’s a lab/border colie mix. So, the collie part makes sense!   Because of this, I’m tempted to return her back to the shelter….I’m so frustrated with that wildness of hers and her not listening to me.  I would like to take her to the park or go hiking off leash, but with her behavior that isn’t going to be possible. I had a yellow lab/german shepherd who LOVED to play fetch.  He got so excited over the ball and sticks and he would always bring them back to me. So….I don’t know what to do with this one I have now?? Can you please give suggestions or post a video about how to stop this kind of wild behavior?  I would really appreciate it as I really need help and I’m about to give up on her!  Thank you.

  620. Leonardo Dobscha

    Hello Zak, im having a bit of a trouble with my dog, i have thought her how to thug and release, but when i throw her the toy she wont bring it to me, and when i stimulate her to chase me, she wont and just lay there, help me please

  621. CallMePancakes

    I have 2 dogs and they are a 8 on the energy scale

  622. CallMePancakes

    The hole in the wall on the left looks like a dog

  623. Marina Ka

    Beautiful 😀

  624. Tcm Reynolds

    I have a staff and a Frenchbull dog

  625. Jj Abrahams

    My puppy is deaf, so we’re teaching him sign language. How should I teach him to drop it and keep her interested?

  626. Rodrigo Hinojosa

    what can I do if my dog plays fetch with his bone but doesn’t show any interest in a ball? can I teach him to pay interest to a ball or do I just stick with the bone?

  627. Vyshnav Vg

    hai my dog is growling when i try to take the ball from his mouth and throw it again..

    plz help

  628. Sooz Weissberg

    Aaargh!! This doesn’t sound simple at all!  Gonna have to watch this a few times to understand!

  629. John Smith

    Thanks for the vid.  Just got an 8mo old lab mix and been working with her to learn to play fetch.  I was using treats as a reward for her bringing the ball back.  Good to know that treats are not to be used.  She brings it back at times and other times not….I will try your tips!

  630. Stuart Hector

    What if the dog is not interested in the toy to begin with?

  631. Your Tech Freak

    Great video.. question: What kind of dog is in this video? We adopted a 1 year old that looks just like this dog except brown/tan.

  632. the smelly sniff man

    My dog has it almost has it all down. There’s just one thing that he doesn’t do. I’ll throw it, he’ll pick it up, and come back. But one thing. He leaves the toy. He’ll go run for it and I’ll call him, and he’ll drop the toy and run back to me. Anyone have suggestions on how to get him to bring the toy back to me?

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  634. Mewbits

    I have a problem with teaching my puppy fetch. She is very shy. She won’t chase me, and when I get too interesting she stops playing and just stares at me and drops the rope. I have to be very gentle playing tug of war because she doesn’t have a strong grip. Is it because her adult teethe are still coming in? She’s 10 weeks old.

    granted, I just got her yesterday and she’s my first dog. She likes my hubby better because he has had dogs before. T-T

  635. Laur MacDougall

    I don’t have a dog I have a cat im a kid and I went to sleep really fast and then 2 mins later area my furbaby was at the end of my matress it was REALLY FUNNY!

  636. Pogo Quick

    When I did the first step my dog keeps moving his mouth towards my hand and he’s even bit my hand while the first step

  637. snowballs442

    The dog training revolution is the best Your doing a better job than the others

  638. Kathryn Adams

    Hey how are you I have a new puppy who is a lagotto romagnolo and he is starting to puppy bit on the leash I was hoping you could do a video

  639. teowaina

    Im having trouble making more time for my dog, work hours have increased and so by the time i get home its already a little dark, and in the morning my household is up getting ready at 6am which its dark outside and were all gone by 9. HELP please, i have tried leaving work early on some days t take him for a walk run down the beach but what can I do with him at home? 1st time dog owner

  640. carlos haddad

    Scan you do a video to let your dog less lazy

  641. Seth Robeson

    I’ve learned allot from your videos, but the advertising its kind of invasive.. Right in the middle of watching your video you start telemarketing…

  642. Halie Brown

    Hey Zak, the Skudo carrier looks awesome. I went to Midwest Homes for Pets, but how do I order the carrier? I checked all of their distributors and no luck 🙁

  643. Mackenna O'Mara

    I can’t wait to train my dog Bella to do this, but in the winter here it can reach 10 below and about 1 to 2 feet of snow. Bella’s pretty small and the extreme cold might harm us both should I just play fetch inside? I love your videos and I finally slowed down and got Bella to lie down, which she wouldn’t do before.

  644. Nyanna Ross

    When I make it chase me it drops the toy and chases me…then bits me. Yay! XD Puppy life

  645. Wintry Cornet884

    My dog did well on the rope toy, but as soon as we try the ball he protects it like a baby and I can’t get it from him

  646. Revital

    I have a 11 week old cockapoo she knows sit,paw and wait for treat

  647. sevenepicfriends

    The intro are so

  648. Mega Gamer

    i had to get rid of the dog :c

  649. RwAllstar29

    My dog is a 10 on the hyperactivity scale, I do take him on long walks and play with him etc however he won’t grab the toys, never mind play tug of war. If he won’t even hold the toy in his mouth then how am I meant to teach him fetch to calm him down?

  650. Dante Llor

    Thank you so much for this video, really appreciate it!

  651. Hoping For The Day

    I had a 6 month old GSD/Aussie mix, she would fake me. She started running back to me then the last second she quickly turned. >.>

  652. Bilguun BatErdene

    I have a lab and i dont know what happened to her in the past and she does not have any intrest in any toy please give me some suggestion . ☺☺

  653. mirkkuffs

    This man is a genious

  654. Channin Murphy

    I have a 7 yr old Keeshond I rescued 2 yrs ago. She has no interest in toys. She mainly likes to play bite your hands. While I don’t normally condone this sort of play, its the only way to get her to play. We have gotten to a point where she will kind of play with a toy during these play sessions.  She has severe separation anxiety connected with me. I am home 95% of the time so when I do leave, she barks non stop. I want to teach her to play fetch so that I can try to drain her energy so she isn’t so upset when I leave. Plus I would like to have her play more for the sake of play. Any suggestions for getting a dog to play with toys which might lead to playing fetch at some point?

  655. Karol Komos

    You don’t use food for fetch training.. but what about the clicker?

  656. Holly Cashman

    Thank you so much for this video! I had assumed (wrongly, I now understand) that a lab would just know how to play fetch because they are retrievers. It is reassuring to learn that all of our puppy’s “mistakes” (getting distracted, not bringing it back, not wanting to let go, etc.) are totally normal. It turns out that my intuitive approach (discouraging tugging and chasing) was totally wrong. I can’t wait to put all the advice into practice so that we can use the game of fetch as exercise to make an already good dog much happier and healthier.

  657. Blog of an Agility Dog

    My dog wont let go of the toy. She doesn’t let go even when you make the toy less interesting

  658. S3nK Anon33

    around 6:30 is where he talks about fetching…your welcome

  659. WolfyHabits

    well my dog star is a black lab she is a little over weight and that’s because my brother fed her too much… I will throw the toy and just stands there acting like I’m supposed to get the toy XD this video really helped.

  660. Game Time

    my dog will NOT play fetch she is not even interested in toys I have tried lots of toys balls, ropes, animals Ex. none of it works.

  661. Monika Johnson