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Ciren
18th March 2009, 03:08 AM
still having no luck convincing Peaches to play with balls etc, so i was wondering apart from the obvious kong and treatball is there anything else i can give her?

she will have a kind of affectionate play with me (i must look very silly on the floor with her, play bowing etc) apart from that nowt. i have even tried a minty flavoured rope toy and a rope toy soaked in oxo.

avejo
18th March 2009, 03:39 AM
Had the same issues with Lady - she has no interest in kongs, treat dispensers, balls, squeaker toys, etc - ended up giving them away. What finally worked are the hide-a-toys - I break up her treats and hide them amongst the balls and squirrels/bees. I do the same thing with her egg babies (stuffed animals with eggs hidden in them). She has absolutely no interest in the toys themselves but has a blast trying to find the hidden treats.

Kizzys Mum
18th March 2009, 10:10 PM
Kizzy doesn't understand food toys either! But the advice about hiding toys sounds good. We also found that Kizzy liked having a "surrogate puppy" - just a small fluffy toy. At first, she just had it with her, but then when we threw it (I know, it must seem awful from her point of view!!) she would run and get it. Combined with watching our other dogs play, she will pretty much play fetch now! Good luck, I hope you find something that interests Peaches!

ilsamom
18th March 2009, 11:03 PM
Some dogs like a bigger toy they can hump. Ilsa loves her sealie - she picked it out herself in the store one christmas.

Jen and Ilsa

Mindysmom
19th March 2009, 01:58 AM
Mindy never ever played with toys until we got Max. Now she doesn't really play with them but she will take them and "hatch" them which has what I am sure is the desired effect of driving Max crazy!

rajacadoo
19th March 2009, 08:59 AM
My Saba doesn't like any toys either but to keep him amused we get a toy (of any sort) and rub peanut butter on it or any spread for him. He loves it and spends hours trying to get every drop off....

tupup
21st March 2009, 09:38 PM
Ruby won't play with any toys either! we must have tried nearly all of them by now & ive ended up giving them away except the 4 cuddly toys in our front room that are completely ignored. she was terrified of the treat ball-ran a mile to get away from it poor lass. for 2 weeks i took "pinky bone" on every walk, a soft plastic bright pink thing which i had smothered in peanut butter before we went out! if i put it down in front of her she happily licked at it but move it 1/2 an inch away-forget it!! i did read somewhere that if they havnt learnt to play with toys upto 14weeks old they never would, has any one else heard that?
i really like that idea about hiding treats, im going to give that a try