Is there anything your dogs are obsessed about? Our Nero is obsessed by two things: balls and water. Balls in the water will send him into a frenzy
I usually take the dogs to a little dam in a forest for a swim and a walk several times a week. They love to retrieve balls and toys out of the water In the past 2 months or so, Nero has completely lost interest in playing in this particular dam though. Initially Roxy and I tried to involve him into fetching balls and other toys out of the water but he just kept on frantically digging hole after hole in the mud until he was covered from head to toes. So we gave up on him and let him dig his heart out while we were playing fetch...
I could tell that he was smelling something in the shallow water and that it was driving him absolutely nuts. He was so observed in digging that he actually almost missed our car a couple of times. I was thinking maybe Yabbies. So, over the past 2 months, he added several square meters of knee deep bog to the dam trying to find ...whatever.
Today he found it! After months of relentless dedication and backbreaking effort he got it out! Finally! Today he dropped a filthy, muddy, popped, old tennis ball at my feet. I will never forget his face when he dropped it. He was so proud! He is now sleeping with his ball on the sofa – has been carrying it around all evening