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    Boss loves plastic bottles. Coke bottles.. Also balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Oh yes! Are those like white hyde kind of bone shaped chew toys? She came with one and LOVED it! Only finished it off a few days ago! So it lasted her almost 4 weeks!!!

    Must get more of those!!!
    Nylabones are made of a plastic-y material and can be different "flavours" (ours have chicken). The dogs can't actually eat them, they just chew on them and wear them down a bit - we chucked the last ones out when they'd worn down the ends and the bones had gone all... weird! They're great for teeth cleaning and keeping them amused for ages.

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    I got her a Kong last night! Same as Batty's but pink!

    She loves it but so far she mostly nudges it with her nose and licks it! Hehe!

    I put peanut butter in the end, filled it with dry food pieces, blocked up the other end with peanut butter, smeared a bit around the outside and left her with it!

    Also got her a pig hide bone toy. It said all natural, no artificial flavours or colours or preservatives.

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    My boy has his staffy ball and my girl has her home alone toy whch they would play with for hours if I let them.
    I have also started making felt and rope tug toys too and they seem to be working a treat with them.





    I also have a Cyndalu who is obsessed with the hose

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    it may be slightly off topic here.. but i do wonder how you teach a dog to play with a ball? little Nelson has three balls, all are his size, like, tiny! lol... but apart from chewing on one of the softer ones, he has no idea, or is it no inclination? i suppose some dogs just don't play ball?

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    I do know of a couple of dogs that dont play full stop. But mine do and they love it. I taught them from an early age. Just throwing the ball and making a real fun game.

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    maybe this little guy should have been taught ball play at an earlier age, he's already 3-4 according to a vet's guess. (or younger - a guess of around 2 years old from an experienced dog groomer) he just looks at me as if to say - you fetch it, you threw it away!

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    Ziggy loves mashed up banana in her kong. We also have the everlating treat ball (Dog Toy Everlasting Treat Ball Pet Wares Plus Pet Supplies), two leos (Dog Toy Puzzle Genius Regular Leo Leo Pet Wares Plus Pet Supplies) and the holee molee (Dog Toy Hol-ee Mol-ee Extreme Pet Wares Plus Pet Supplies). They are all great and keep Ziggy busy for some time.
    Another great thing is crumbling up newspaper with treats inside - two of Ziggy's favourites in one, shredding paper into pieces and finding treats
    And check out the video in this thread I posted some days ago http://www.dogforum.com.au/my-dog-ph...nner-time.html
    It is very easy to make and great fun for the dog (and the person watching )

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    maybe this little guy should have been taught ball play at an earlier age, he's already 3-4 according to a vet's guess. (or younger - a guess of around 2 years old from an experienced dog groomer) he just looks at me as if to say - you fetch it, you threw it away!


    Sorry Zen, it IS funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    maybe this little guy should have been taught ball play at an earlier age, he's already 3-4 according to a vet's guess. (or younger - a guess of around 2 years old from an experienced dog groomer) he just looks at me as if to say - you fetch it, you threw it away!
    The way I use to get fosters more into playing, once they are settled and relaxed around us I'll sit down at one end of the hall and hubby will sit down at the other and we will have a game of 'rolly ball' ourselves. Rolling the ball to and from each other, laughing and joking around the whole time and completely ignoring the dog. Of course the immediate reaction of the dog's once it sees us having so much fun is to come and investigate what they're missing out on.

    It goes on from there to the dog running after the ball but still not touching it, then pawing at it and finally grabbing hold of it. I'm not usually too worried about teaching to give it back for a while after this! Just praise and encourage.

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