Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
I think in a smaller fenced in yard it would be unlikely a dog will just play all alone. I live on many acres, dex is allowed to roam on only a few where I can always see or hear (he wears a bear bell!lol) him. He will entertain himself daily by swimming, wading in the lake, exploring, chasing dragon flies and butterflies, chewing on sticks etc....but truly it's the exception, not the rule....and it isn't all the time, about half the time we spend outside we are playing together. Like Diane said, it's all about being involved for them; GSD's as a breed are known for that.
Dexter-male, sable GSD, 2 yr. old rescue
"My impetus is an unfulfillable debt to animals
entrusted to my care before I recognized the extent of our advanced industrial and societal hypocrisy (i.e. the extent of my own ignorance and participation)."
Kato- 12 yrs, GSD, forever my friend
Kelsey- 15 yrs, GSD, an inspiration