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Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Staring it is just stuck in Eye stalk, waiting for it to move, so the Chase can be on.
It's the chase she craves. Girl needs to run more. She'll only chase it until your arm
falls off, pretty normal.
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Aww thanks for Sharing! I love pictures!!!

This is my Tasha.... trying to get Ivan to play ball.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Will have to look for a Jolly ball. She has several of the different JW balls and Kongs and whatever else I could find at the pet store. At first I thought maybe if she had lots of balls she would be calmer no for her it is all about the ball. It is funny that old saying be careful what you wish for. Before we got her I was saying how much I missed having a ball dog to play fetch with...
Apache is OCD about the Jolly Ball, I have to take it away. Our first GSD Cheyenne was also nuts about the Jolly Ball.
Odd thing is both Cheyenne & Lakota push the jolly ball around. Cheyenne was so good at it he could steer it anywhere, Lakota is starting to be that good too. But Apache never ever picked up on pushing it around with his snout. He will sit in front of it and bark at me to throw it. When I do he hugs it with his paws and just about straddles it so its hard for me to kick it out from under him.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Aww thanks for Sharing! I love pictures!!!

This is my Tasha.... trying to get Ivan to play ball.

More laughing out loud. I feel like Ivan sometimes Love this picture.

Kiya, Spirit can actually get the jolly egg ball airborn. He makes the funniest sounds when he's playing with it. It's great for dog soccer, but watch out for your toes
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Still laughing

Spirit will stand and wait for me to engage in ball play for the longest time. I actually use this as a training tool. I want him to learn to be patient and wait, so I do just make him wait sometimes. But he always wins ... I mean how long can we watch our dogs stare at us, wanting us to do something, and not do anything. I'm a pushover in the end, and I'm sure he knows it!
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Staring it is just stuck in Eye stalk, waiting for it to move, so the Chase can be on.
It's the chase she craves. Girl needs to run more. She'll only chase it until your arm
falls off, pretty normal.
We have fenced acerage... Ivan tries to get her to play chase all the time. She wants the ball. We will throw it outside until she takes it and goes and lies down. It is inside where she is unrelenting.
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Apache is OCD about the Jolly Ball, I have to take it away. Our first GSD Cheyenne was also nuts about the Jolly Ball.
Odd thing is both Cheyenne & Lakota push the jolly ball around. Cheyenne was so good at it he could steer it anywhere, Lakota is starting to be that good too. But Apache never ever picked up on pushing it around with his snout. He will sit in front of it and bark at me to throw it. When I do he hugs it with his paws and just about straddles it so its hard for me to kick it out from under him.
I will have to try one of these they sound like fun.

Jo Ellen I'm a pushover too. My husband tells me that the dogs train me but how can you resist that look?
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I can't have anything that is even remotely ball related just laying around because my dogs are obsessive about them. I do use them for training and it's the greatest thing ever!
This is how it is with Jerry. No balls are allowed in the house because he will never stop playing with them and it goes something like this:

gnaw the ball
put the ball down and stare at it intently
when it doesn't move on its own, paw it
chases the ball everywhere
get it stuck under the couch
dig around under the couch
I lift up the couch and retrieve the ball
repeat all of the above, with him also dropping the ball in my lap so I'll throw it

So, no balls in the house, ever. He still tries to sneak them in sometimes. They are useful in training - he will do anything you ask if you are holding a ball.


Here he is, trying desperately to get one back.
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