I'm after a litttle advice
My dog loves playing with her ball. As soon as I go outside, she will come to me for a quick pat.
Then she sprints to her ball and moves it in my direction. From this moment on, she won't act normal or listen.
If I have the ball, She will sit or stand a few metres from me, waiting for me, to throw it. If she has the ball, she will lay next to it
or sit next to it and won't move. Anything I say during this time gets no response. If I wait about 5 minutes, sometimes I can get her to leave the ball
to come to me. So I praise her, give her a pat. But she will just run straight back to the ball.
I like playing ball with her, but also want her to be calm at times while I'm outside.
Do I just keep the ball inside unless it's time to play?
This is all pretty new to me as I have only had her a couple of weeks. She is Kelpie x & just under 2 years old.
The only other dog I owned didn't like playing with balls.