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Old 04-15-2014, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 12wk old not relly interested in playing.

Not sure if anyone has this problem with their pup but she barely plays. She would rather explore the yard looking for anything to put in her mouth or relax in the shade. At this point to me she has 1% toy drive.

I have tons of toys, water bottles, tennis balls. I toss them, swing them by her..have her chase me with them. But no desire ... What Michael Ellis video would help me the most?

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My Dog turns four months old tomorrow and she just started playing with toys yesterday. I couldn't get her to play at all!! I posted about it as well lots of people told me that that happens sometimes. She will start playing soon.
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My Dog turns four months old tomorrow and she just started playing with toys yesterday. I couldn't get her to play at all!! I posted about it as well lots of people told me that that happens sometimes. She will start playing soon.
Ok so its not so uncommon. Were you running around the yard/house playing fetch with yourself also? Neighbors probably think I'm crazy.

Did your pup just explore also?
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Yeah my dog showed little to know interest in me or the toy I had in my hand I would just stand in my yard an throw her toys she would just look at me look at the toy and then walk off...leaving me to go pick it up. Really is sad because I so badly want to play with her but yesterday she played all day with me there was a few times where she didn't go get the ball I would have to but for the most part I think she has finally realized that it is fun to play with me! hahaha Just keep bothering you pup trying to get them interested it she will hopefully finally get into it. My dog is a girl too maybe a girl thing IDK. But yeah I read it is common so don't worry to much
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I tried fetching for my first shepherd....I'm thinking now, that dog must have been thinking.." hmmmmmm...what's in it for me"

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Not just a girl thing. My male dog was almost 6 months when he found his toy drive. Now he falls asleep with a toy in his mouth. Its play, play, play. Some dogs are just slower than others to develop that drive. Give your pup a little time. Soon, you'll be begging them to put that ball down. seriously, I have to hide out in the bathroom sometimes just to get a break
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Finnick is the exact same! He's 10 weeks old, so is still only a baby...but he absolutely LOVES playing in our back yard. I find myself playing fetch on my own because he is more interested in bombing around the grass and behind the shrubs...and destroying the garden broom! I bet you anything in time his interest in toys will come there is a whole world (or yard) for him to explore hehe
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Yeah my dog showed little to know interest in me or the toy I had in my hand I would just stand in my yard an throw her toys she would just look at me look at the toy and then walk off...leaving me to go pick it up. Really is sad because I so badly want to play with her but yesterday she played all day with me there was a few times where she didn't go get the ball I would have to but for the most part I think she has finally realized that it is fun to play with me! hahaha Just keep bothering you pup trying to get them interested it she will hopefully finally get into it. My dog is a girl too maybe a girl thing IDK. But yeah I read it is common so don't worry to much

Sounds like we have the same dog




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Not just a girl thing. My male dog was almost 6 months when he found his toy drive. Now he falls asleep with a toy in his mouth. Its play, play, play. Some dogs are just slower than others to develop that drive. Give your pup a little time. Soon, you'll be begging them to put that ball down. seriously, I have to hide out in the bathroom sometimes just to get a break

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Finnick is the exact same! He's 10 weeks old, so is still only a baby...but he absolutely LOVES playing in our back yard. I find myself playing fetch on my own because he is more interested in bombing around the grass and behind the shrubs...and destroying the garden broom! I bet you anything in time his interest in toys will come there is a whole world (or yard) for him to explore hehe
Does he eat as much grass?


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