Just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to stop my dog obsessing over balls or objects we throw for him to fetch?
I know that a lot of dogs are ball-focused, but this has gone beyond that. If you are holding it, he will continuously jump up to try to grab it. Even when I've put the ball away and we are walking home, he'll spend the walk jumping up and scratching at my bag. I've tried ignoring him (for up to 15 minutes sometimes), I've tried "tss!" and using my hand to snap him out of it Cesar Milan's style, I tried pushing him off my leg (something someone at the dog park advised me to do). It's gotten to the point where I just don't bring the ball anymore because I can't deal with all the welts he creates on my legs :P
Any help would be appreciated!