How do I teach my dog to play?
I just adopted Magnus, a young adult GSD (vet thinks probably about 2 years, shelter says 3) from the shelter. He was a stray pick up.
He has a very good personality is learning to walk and run on the leash with me very well, and seems to enjoy that. He also seems to enjoy being scratched and petted.
So he does enjoy things - but he doesn't seem to know how to play? He doesn't chase balls or frisbees, he won't grab a tug toy.
I've never gotten a dog as a adult before, and it's always been easy encouraging puppies to play (Gabe, my previous dog, was nuts about fetch and frisbees).
He also doesn't seem very food motivated, so I haven't been able to use treats to interest him in toys.
Is there a good way to teach him how to play with me?
Gable: Black and Red GSD: 03/02/2012 -08/06/2018
Suki: Russian Blue: 03/02/2013 -
Sully: Tri-Color Collie: 04/22/2016 -
Magnus: GSD Mix: 07/23/2016 -