View Poll Results: What keeps your dog entertained the most?

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  • Fetch

    5 31.25%
  • Tug O' War

    5 31.25%
  • Food :P

    2 12.50%
  • Cuddles

    1 6.25%
  • Walks

    3 18.75%
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    PLEASE DO NOT SELECT "WALKS" OR "CUDDLES" - I AM AFTER IDEAS TO KEEP MY DOG HAPPY WHILE I'M NOT AT HOME!! THANK YOU. MODS COULD YOU ALTER THE POLL TO REMOVE WALKS, CUDDLES AND FOOD AND ADD IN THINGS LIKE BALLS, ROPE TOYS, KONG TOYS, ETC.

    Hey everyone, just a bit of a fun topic. I've got a few dogs and they're all individuals, so what makes your dog tick? What keeps him/her occupied the longest? My eldest loves nothing more than attention, she won't play with toys at all. The other ones like fetch.


    I do go out during the day often and no one is here, so sometimes we get complaints from the neighbours. Are there any particular toys that you guys leave for your dogs to keep them happy while you're gone?

    Post pics of your dog playing, if you've got them

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    Is there a way to edit the poll? I want to remove walks and cuddles. That is obviously going to be the most stimulating thing for a dog, I'm after ideas that will keep a dog happy while I'm not at home, lol.
    Last edited by kawasakirider; 04-18-2012 at 07:35 PM.

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    My Katy- bear loves water training...She is a great Rescue dog

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    Tessa loves tricks and Obedience

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    And going cricket hunting is a fav too..But Lukey has no idea what to do, he is the big guy at the beginning

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    Each other.

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    Thanks for the answers guys!

    Di_dee, cheers for that. Do you mind selecting an answer on the poll? I'd be much appreciative My dogs can't be together without supervision, the old one is getting too cranky and the young one is realising how frail the old one actually is and is starting to call her bluff, lol.

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    Mojo loves harrasing our Guinea pigs but they love it and run up to him and say "suck eggs dog you cant get in our penn !". Giant frozen bones and sleeping are also his favourite ways to pass the day.

    This is Mojo harrasing the piggies but hes about 20 times bigger than this now.
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    His other favourite pastimes.....just bigger again he couldn't fit there now if he wanted too.
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    Frozen marrowbones are a favourite. (god... i need to update my photobucket photos)
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    Well if it is when you are not home.that is different. But you have to realise that if you do lots of things with your dogs when you are home, they are a tired dog and so happier when left.

    When we leave for work our dogs get a bone........Our dogs get daily bones and the one we give is only a small, usually brisket type bone. Our dogs almost open the doors for us to leave, to get the bone. It is a habit.

    i am sure that they sleep most of the day. Ours are inside when we leave...i am sure we would notice if four large dog got up to mischief.

    We do a lot of walking with our dogs and training....I only do 9-5 four times a week so they get a lot of time with us. As most my clients come to my house and I often use my dogs in training.

    I think our dogs love training...They know Tuesday evenings and Thursdays. And love Saturday mornings too. I think a busy dog is a happy dog.

    Since Katy has had to be in her giant crate whilst we are not home (post ortho Surgery on her stifle) we have used the Kong and wobble Kong for her. Our dogs love the giant wobbly Kong. We put some liver treats or Black hawk in it and it takes hours of wobbling to get it all out

    I also use puzzles, the Nina ones, but you have to be there with the dog...it does keep her mind busy. And she is surviving this long period quite well....6 weeks done and 6 weeks to go
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    Didn't read your note before I voted. When I'm not home food (kong-type toys or food hidden in the yard) and things to chew seem to be my dog's main entertainment. And probably chasing our cat - who is not impartial to a game of chasie. Though the first thing she always does when I leave is to check the kitchen bench! I caught her a few times when I walked back in because I forgot something.

    Off topic, but Sean, our pet MICE used to do that with my old dog - who had tragically killed a few of their mates when they got out. They used to try nibble her nose through the bars of their cage!!! It confused the hell out of the dog. :lol

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    Frisbee! Josie loves it on the beach at the park retrieving it from the water catching it in her mouth, it's her fave and its fun or us too!

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    I'll just do it for the one dog Brody. He is completely ball obsessed, he'll fetch until he drops. I have been thinking about getting one of those auto-fetch machines where the dog can drop the ball in and the machine throws it for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'll just do it for the one dog Brody. He is completely ball obsessed, he'll fetch until he drops. I have been thinking about getting one of those auto-fetch machines where the dog can drop the ball in and the machine throws it for them.

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