fetch a tennis ball
A month ago tomorrow I rescued a 2 year old standard poodle. He had been badly neglected and doesn't have any interest in playing. His toys are ignored except when there is food inside and then he becomes bored quickly. One thing that has worked is to soak a tennis ball in chicken boullion for a few hours. We go out in the yard and he will fetch the ball until he is exhausted.
When we come in I put the ball back in the bowl in the refrigerator, out of sight and health safety. Still little playing inside, but now am going to try the shoulder nudge.
Last edited by jakesdad; August 12th, 2010 at 05:57 PM.
Reason: typed she rather than he