Best Way to Train Dog Fetch with Hurling

Best Way to Train Dog Fetch with Hurling

How to Use the CuHurl Ball Thrower for Dog Fetch

Embracing the spirit of Ireland's ancient sport, CuHurl introduces a unique way to engage in a game of fetch with your canine companion, combining the art of hurling with the joy of playing fetch.

What You'll Need:

- CuHurl Ball Thrower

- CuBalls

- Ascal Bag to carry on equipment

- CuBeens for competition


1. Start by rotating the side lock clockwise (right) to open the CuHurl cesta 'base' and secure it at a 180-degree angle by rotating the lock counter-clockwise (left).

2. Instead of picking up CuBalls directly with your hand, use a rolling and scooping motion to place them onto the CuHurl cesta.

3. With your dominant hand, lift the thrower over your shoulder.

4. Execute a fluid motion to shoot the CuBall, releasing it for your dog to fetch.

5. If you have two dogs, you can load two CuBalls into the cesta for a double-fetch adventure.

To enhance your throwing technique and discover more about CuHurl, consider joining our CuBeens Club. Visit our website to explore game rules and play schedules.

Enjoy the unique experience of CuHurl and bonding with your dog.

Training Dog to Play Ball Fetch

Playing fetch with your dog is a delightful way to engage their mind and body. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to teach your dog to play fetch using a ball:

1. Start With Sit:

  • Before you begin, ensure your dog understands the “sit” command.

  • Ask your dog to sit calmly next to you. This prevents them from jumping up to grab the ball prematurely.

2. Send the Dog Out:

  • Throw the ball a short distance and say “fetch.”

  • Most dogs will instinctively chase the ball and pick it up.

  • If your dog isn’t naturally inclined to fetch, encourage their interest by giving treats or praise when they show curiosity about the ball.

3. Call the Dog Back:

  • This step is crucial. You want your dog to return to you with the ball.

  • Ensure your dog understands the “come” command before playing fetch.

  • As soon as your dog picks up the ball, say “come” in a happy voice, pat your legs, and offer praise.

  • If your dog struggles with this step, start with shorter distances and gradually increase the throw distance as they improve.

4. Use a Release Command:

  • Convincing your dog to release the ball can be tricky.

  • Teach your dog the “drop it” or “release” command beforehand.

  • When your dog returns to you, give the “drop it” command.

  • If they release the ball, praise them and throw it again as a reward.

  • If they won’t let go, use treats to make it worthwhile.

Remember, patience and consistency are key. Gradually increase the challenge as your dog becomes more proficient. And there you have it - your dog will soon be a fetch champion!