Saturday, 13 February 2010

Playing fetch

I could not believe this guy! He had had dogs before, Tinker, Bonnie, Sheba, Rebel, Prince, Lady, Poppet to name a few and he had never had one that played fetch! I had to teach him how, but he seems a quick learner.

We started by using a ball he had lying about. It was actually a cat toy that was a red ball with a bell in trapped inside a yellow skeleton ball. When he threw this it tinkled as it bounced and when I carried it it 'squished' as I clamped my jaws together. It was nice.

We started playing chase on a piece of ground that no-one takes their dogs to so I could teach him without distraction but, as I said, he is a quick learner, so we very soon started playing on the way to the wood. Sometimes I would put it down to do some serious nasal investigations but as soon as he asked me to fetch it I would go back and get it - no problem.

He has made a rule of no fetch it the wood though! It's a nature reserve and other people play fetch with their dogs there but he won't let me!

I met Dolly playing fetch on the field and she was lot's of fun. She was a small poodle and much slower than me so I always won the ball! But she took it a few times when I handed it over but she gave it back after a little chase and she was lots of fun. I do like other dogs and get on well with them all.

We did meet another dog who stole it and wouldn't give it back to anyone for a long time until some border collies distracted it. It really should learn some manners.

A few days ago the ball fell to pieces and he gave me a tennis ball. This was a bit big and boring. I tried to leave it lying around but he kept finding it again, so he gave up on that one and bought this nice new one. It's yellow and squeaks when you squash it. So when it's in your mouth and you squish it it makes a lovely sound! Sometimes I just want to carry this one and squish rather than give it back and play fetch!

Life is Good!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dylan
    I'm glad to hear you are making friends with other dogs.
    I am getting worried about my dog as he can now open the front door so I have to make sure it is locked. Noodles opens the door and runs off to play with his dog friends on the common near our house. Luckily, he does come home when we call him.