|01-30-2013 01:20 PM|
Fynn doesn't play much either. He loves to run and, snuggle...that's about it hahaha! When I first got Fynn I offered him every sort of toy I could think of. Just a couple at a time. He has no interest in them.
That is part of the reason we thought of getting a puppy. He needs to play with something haha! To be honest he's quite content without playing with toys. He does love treats though, so for fun time with Fynn I hide treats around the house and, he searches for them.
After she gets more comfortable Im sure she'll become more playful. We've had our puppy for two months he just started playing with her a week ago! I don't know what happen but, all of a sudden he's tackling her, chomping her and, though it is TERRIFYING to watch Vandy loves every second of it and, instigates. She'll come out of her shell more and more! Glad you're enjoying life with Beth!
|01-23-2013 08:41 PM|
|wolfy dog||If she hasnt had exercise before, you need to be careful not to overdo it but increase it gradually. I learned that the hard way with my first dog who spent his first 9 months on some sort of balcony. I took him for long walks as soon as I got him form this owner because I felt so sorry that he had never experienced these before. He was sore and had a hard time walking after exercise and so my vet helped me set up an schedule for him.|
|01-23-2013 07:48 PM|
|frillint1||It took my dog awhile to learn to play to. He was abused and locked in a bathroom. For a long time I praised him like crazy clapping, saying good boy jumping around when ever he even sniffed a toy or anything new. Then I went even more crazy when me picked up up and so on. I still have to do that when I get a new toy that is different.|
|01-23-2013 06:52 PM|
|David Taggart||I'd like to suggest toys with a smell (of vanilla). Let her watch other dogs playing , it also may pick her attention. This 'lost' instinct will emerge if you'are persistent.|
|01-23-2013 03:31 PM|
|huntergreen||sounds like your pup is catching on !|
|01-23-2013 12:26 AM|
|zivagirl||Thanks, Onyx. By the time she went to kennel for bed, she was flipping her ball up in the air just to watch it fall. Then she'd look at me as if to ask if I was pleased with her joy.|
|01-23-2013 12:21 AM|
|01-22-2013 11:45 PM|
My foster dog never knew how to play either. And he was a bit inhibited as far as tugging with me until he built trust. A ball would bounce off his head before he figured out timing to catch it. Within a few weeks he was chasing frisbees and catching them with grace. He tugged with me too.
Flirtpoles are good as they aren't as intimidating as a person possibly bending over the dog or getting in the dogs space.
|01-22-2013 11:42 PM|
|zivagirl||Thanks, Anja. We've purchased a few things including a ball/rope tug, and a ball. She is very interested in my daughter's plushy toys. Looking for something that's a little more safe for her.|
|01-22-2013 11:37 PM|
|Anja vom Spokane||try tying a ball to a rope and getting her to chase it much like you would entice a cat. you can try a kong toy that you can fill with treats or peanut butter. that may interest her in the ball. find a material she is interested in to start a game of tug. My gsd's have always liked socks with knots in them. hope this helps|
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