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Avoid Playing Fetch With Sticks

This weekend try replacing throwing sticks with some of these alternatives...

There are many fun games you can play with your dog with tips and tricks to train them along the way. Knowing which ones are safe can be beneficial to your dog’s wellbeing.

A popular game to play but also one that should be avoided is playing fetch with sticks. This can be dangerous for dogs and may result in splinters and other injuries. These injuries may then lead to serious infections and in the worst case senarios , surgery.

Dogs may also accidently impale themselves while trying to catch sticks in their mouths or result in the stick being lodged down their throats... OUCH!

Alternatives to throwing sticks include throwing a frisbee, dog toy or a ball. But do make sure your objects are a suitable sized to ensure the dog doesn’t choke on it.