We play fetch with all our dogs. The only thing I can think of that we do differently than the average person is that we won't take the ball away at all in the beginning. We'll throw the ball, let the puppy run go grab it, encourage him to come back and pet him when he gets to us. But as long as he wants to carry the ball, he can keep it. We only take when he drops it himself or if I have something to trade for it. To my mind he seems pretty relaxed about the whole thing. He likes to chase his ball, he's not stressing about losing it...so no. I don't think there is anything wrong with fecth/prey games. Although I could see how a dog that routinely plays fetch might be more physically active...but I think that probabaly has more to do with a dog that's in shape than a dog whose brain is too wired to slow down.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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