4 Quick Ways To Exercise Your Dog Without "Walking"

Spending just a few minutes with your dog to get that extra energy out can make a big difference. In this video, I’ll show you how you can exercise your dog without walking, so you can focus on your leash walking time more efficiently. The great part about these exercises is that you’ll notice that your dog isn’t making as many bad choices around your home, their walking training sessions can be focused on TRAINING and not just rehearsing the pulling!

Here Are The Sections:
Restrained Recall – 01:33
Teach Your Dog To Tug – 03:51
Teach Your Dog To Fetch – 07:23
Teach Your Dog To Spin – 13:25

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  1. Sophie Herbert on June 4, 2020 at 5:14 am

    While I like your videos, I often wish they weren’t 20min long

  2. Ruby Eileen on June 4, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Another thing that works really well for me to play fetch is playing 2-ball. You play fetch basically but with two balls and you don’t throw the next one until they bring the first one back.

  3. Londyn & Lavender Home on June 4, 2020 at 5:15 am

    I just wanted to thank you and your wife for making these videos. We just got an Australian Cattle Dog puppy last week and he was 7 weeks so we have an extreme biter on our hands. We can’t take him to obedience classes for about two more months. It’s so easy to have such great ideas that you’re going to train them, then you get them and realize you have zero idea of what to do. It’s can get so frustrating watching videos that only train by treats. When I found your videos they were honestly so eye opening. I was wondering if you could answer a question. We have a 2 year old. I’ve been trying to teach him not to run because obviously our puppies breed naturally is going to try and herd him which is billing and biting. Sometimes the puppy will just run up to him and bite his clothes almost for no reason and kind of growls. I know that is normal for a puppy to do to a puppy but what is the appropriate way to correct him. I’ve tried to redirect him but he just won’t listen. We’ve only have him for a week and 2 days. I know it won’t happen immediately, I just want to make sure I’m doing the right thing. Thank you and I appreciate any help! You guys rock!

  4. casey davis on June 4, 2020 at 5:16 am

    I take my dog to a fenced area a couple times a week & she goes ham when it’s cold outside- to the point where she gets over aroused & ends up body slamming / jumping , being bitey & nipping on clothes . Idk how to fix that ?

  5. Harley Jordan on June 4, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Your videos are already helping us so much with our 10 week old basenji. She’s learned sit, down, come, crate, leave it, no (biting), she’s getting the hang of roll over and snoot.
    My wife was using the collar grab technique just last night to deal with biting.

  6. sam van on June 4, 2020 at 5:19 am

    My vet said not to throw a ball to chase. He’s six and the vet says you run a big risk of tearing an ACL. What do you think?

  7. bob genet on June 4, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Wonderful advice

  8. Melody Crites on June 4, 2020 at 5:21 am

    Hilarious, I don’t want the yogurt!

  9. Raw Food 4 Life Taffy on June 4, 2020 at 5:21 am

    like the video, but why do you smack the puppy on his side?

  10. Andzia Zach on June 4, 2020 at 5:22 am

    4:42 nice one!

  11. Insert Witty Name on June 4, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Unfortunately my dog doesn’t do tug of war. She always gives something up if I reach for it and waits patiently for it to come back. She’s just too good. 😅

  12. Madelyn Poucher on June 4, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Lol @ the yogurt

  13. cynthia snedeker on June 4, 2020 at 5:26 am

    This is so helpful thank you

  14. Fabiano Pina on June 4, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Dude, 4 quick ways on a 18 minute video?

  15. Beth Aylward on June 4, 2020 at 5:27 am

    I have a question, you know if you have a treat in one hand and then you switch the treat to the other hand behind your bank and present your dog with your fists closed obviously a treat in one hand, and you get them to guess which hand the treat is in, is this a good way of playing/treating them???

  16. 찰리티비 | Charlie TV on June 4, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Very helpful! Thank you 🙂

  17. S pankey on June 4, 2020 at 5:31 am

    The toy on a string is also good for training rabbit hunting dogs. Just use one of those stuffed animal looking toys and put some scent on it and they learn and love it!

  18. FrankPlane on June 4, 2020 at 5:33 am

    I don’t want the yogurt.

  19. Peter1956Javea on June 4, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Very hands on. Very helpful. Very practical. I will do this with my border collie . Thanks

  20. Paris on June 4, 2020 at 5:34 am

    I would have liked to have seen the spin done with an untrained & stubborn dog rather than with a dog that learns it immediately. Like a dog that sits no matter what height you put the treat or a dog that will rotate halfway and then wants to turn his head back the other way.

  21. maryvw on June 4, 2020 at 5:36 am

    omg plz more yogurt training with Ken – hilarious. But ya know what TRUE. I may even use this in my classes if I have to – not too worry will give you guys credit!

  22. Linda Moore on June 4, 2020 at 5:38 am


  23. aellabdevill on June 4, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Can anyone tell me the name of the toy she’s using in teaching the dog how to fetch? Thanks in advance 🙂

  24. Stephanie Cotton on June 4, 2020 at 5:42 am

    My dog won’t stand up. He was trained to sit for treats so when attempting the left/right exercise, he sits or lays down. Any suggestions?

  25. Cheryll Putt on June 4, 2020 at 5:42 am

    I love your videos. I have a 11 week old labradoodle who is now going more for hands rather than favorite toys, or starts with the toy then quickly moves to hands especially when excited. We live in a townhome and sometimes don’t have enough time to walk around the complex and she doesn’t have all her shots to take her to a park.

    SO, how do I do these with a dog who’s in the biting stage? Especially since my hands are tired of all the mouthing! 🙄😊

  26. Darko Dajko on June 4, 2020 at 5:43 am

    My dog tug lvl is ,,EXPERT”!! He tug everything,even my foot,hand,neighbors cat ^^

  27. Maria H on June 4, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Damn… I love her energy!!😍👍🏼 I gotta admit, I always felt a little bit stupid outside, when I motivated my dog with a high pitched voice and everything, *but* now that I’ve seen, what it does to the dog or better: the connection between owner and dog… wow! I will never ever again feel stupid about interacting with my dog like this, instead I will act even more excited! Thank you for this great video!!😀👍🏼 Warm regards from Germany and all the best to you guys in 2020!🐾🍀🐾

  28. Lillian Nguyen on June 4, 2020 at 5:45 am

    I love your videos and have been using your techniques on my own 3 1/2 months old border collie, but i have a problem that i hope you can help me with. She has begun to bark and growl at strangers, I have tried to get her attention with treats and stuff and even watched your video on distracted dogs but nothing is working. please help, she also has been socialised with different people and enviromenits since we got her so I believe socialisation is not her problem.

  29. McCann Dog Training on June 4, 2020 at 5:46 am

    This was a fun change from filming in our training facility! We’ll be back in the halls teaching again next week. If you’re working on your “listening” with your dog, here’s a playlist that will be helpful for you: How To Teach Your Dog To Listen To You https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7BBgLulherk6v1x8eExAl_IU2p25572g

    Thanks for watching! ~Ken

  30. Vitalijus Smirnovas on June 4, 2020 at 5:47 am

    An awesome summary for those who keeps forgeting the basics, me in the first place 😀 Thanks for your great videos!!!

  31. xHeartHeartbreakx on June 4, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Now that I’m pregnant I can’t take care of my boyfriends dog for him during the day. Any suggestions for getting this pup is workout in? He’s a 6 month Rottie. I do walk him for 30 minutes a day but it’s not.

  32. William Arenas on June 4, 2020 at 5:50 am

    If you have a busy life don’t get a dog, don’t be selfish. You NEED to walk your dog EVERY DAY if you really love it!

  33. Chloe Skeggs on June 4, 2020 at 5:53 am

    yu guys are brilliant I came from the zac George react video and stayed for the content! love it, i liked zac but the video made me lose confidence in him unfortunately and need to find someone I can trust for training videos. I’ve seen some react videos but didn’t resignation with those trainers but love you guys!

  34. David Stanek on June 4, 2020 at 5:54 am

    If you had 18 minutes to watch this video…. You could have been walking your dog.

  35. Tammie F. on June 4, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Sooo helpful! Thank you for the tips and tricks 👍👍😁

  36. C.M. R on June 4, 2020 at 5:56 am

    The yogurt was hilarious!

  37. The Clark Channel on June 4, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Thank you for this! I have an autoimmune disease and can’t exercise my dog as much as I really want to. I have been struggling to teach her fetch and recall, never thought about putting the toy on the leash! Thank you for this! ❤️

  38. isolated monk on June 4, 2020 at 5:58 am

    That yogurt example 😂😂👍👍

  39. Zora the maligator on June 4, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Thank you for those ideas, gonna try them 🙂

  40. sintaro chongcc on June 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

    hi, I been following your channel for nearly 2 years. I love your channel and teach me a lot. I have a border collie 2.5 years old. How long, normally a dog like mine need to drain out their energy? and how much repetitive exercise can continue?? My dog seems like never tired when playing with fetch. My concern is……is the dog going to feel bore if I am doing the same thing on a daily basis? Example fetch or frisbee.?

  41. Szczurzysława on June 4, 2020 at 6:02 am

    I have the biggest problem with my dog bringing the ball to me… dropping it at my feet or at least close enough, but not giving me the ball to my hand. She’s very impatient so she wants me to throw it again probably but it’s annoying to pick it up every time. I tried playing with her when she brings toy to me but she’s way more motivated by chasing than by tugging.

  42. Superbock on June 4, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Another great vid, thanks!

  43. Ghydeon Stuart on June 4, 2020 at 6:04 am

    I’ll throw a ball and make him stay sat down. When I want I’ll say "take it", and he goes running off like crazy.

  44. Beckylu 5977 on June 4, 2020 at 6:05 am

    I love you guys!
    Thanks for all you do for our fur family’s!

  45. Paula Ricciuto on June 4, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Hey Guys! You’re so amazing I absolutely love your training methods! I have a bit of a problem. My pup knows how to come, but some times chooses NOT to. (We are in fenced yard He is a GS just 9months old). Here is another issue when he comes without a toy he sits in front of me. When he comes with a toy if he sits he drops the toy! Otherwise he releases it into my hand without the sit. He is Very good with this and I praise when he comes and releases it into my hand. If he comes and sits he automatically drops toy. 😄

  46. Vera1993B on June 4, 2020 at 6:06 am

    I’m trying to teach my dog to spin left and right on command. She understands the spin, will actually start spinning without any command the moment I grab some treats and the clicker. But I’m having trouble making her understand the difference between left and right, she will just turn whichever way is easiest based on the way she’s standing. When I put her in neutral position (either direction for turning is possible) she will just pick a side – 50% chance that she’s correct. Simply pointing a finger in the correct direction will solve the issue but I want to train her to do it on verbal command only. Any ideas?

  47. Bad Tchad on June 4, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Come on, have some yogurt 🤣

  48. DIDSBIAK R on June 4, 2020 at 6:09 am

    This is just what I’ve been looking for a long long time. Many thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

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  50. Joice Mou on June 4, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Can u do recall with a puppy and when it comes to sit down? that way when u call then outside and they are crazy they will sit down so u get soem controll??

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