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My husky wont play fetch :(

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Mine will only fetch their tug toys, they don't care about balls.

Kodah cared about his balls, then they got chopped off last week :o

He'll play fetch when he wants to and everyone else wants to relax!

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Kodah cared about his balls, then they got chopped off last week :o

LOL.

I didn't know that about tennis balls... why do so many companies sell tennis balls as pets for dogs? Like kong tennis balls; I brought a pack of 4 tennis balls for Aleu which are by a pet company.

Stacey xxx

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Thanks Meesh, and sorry Stacey I have no idea... Many companies make and sell toys for dogs which are unsafe. You only need to wonder down the dog isle in pets@home and you can start picking out toys which can cause problems for your dog. I'm afraid many companies only care about making money and not the welfare of our animals.

Perhaps the ones you have bought use a different type of glue? If so they should have printed this on the packaging, if not I would not use them myself to be safe

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Well I know i made the comment about tossing a mouse or bunny, but in reality, Andy will play fetch, and in fact surprised us the first week that he was really interested. It got him really excited and then got him running around the yard. Jackson doesn't know how to play, but is learning, and they will now play tug of war together...as you can see on the You Tube video...(take the link below). My Husky Stormy never knew how to play anything, but her Labrador brother lived for tennis balls, and always had two. When he would run back with the balls Stormy would chase him and try to get them away from him, but didn't do anything afterwards.

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She loves playing "find" though. I put her in a seperate room, rub a toy with my scent, hide it, then I bring her back in, get her to sniff my hand and then she is focused on searching it until she finds it. I could do that with her all afternoon.

Stacey xxx

You might want to try to find a group that does search and rescue, and see if they can help you train her to track for that. I knew of several Siberians involved in that when I lived near Chicago, and they did quite well!

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Blaze has a tennis ball, its his FAVORITE toy - not getting rid of it cuz he would kill me

stacey - skyla gets bored with tug too but i jump around with it and tell her to 'get it' in an excited voice - gets her playing for longer than she normally would

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its a husky not a lab or retriever.

Sorry I took that a little rude. I know that huskies aren't intended to retrieve but some huskies do find fetch very enjoyable and do retrieve very well.

I was hoping my girl would find it enjoyable, if not, then never mind.

Stacey xxx

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Sorry I took that a little rude. I know that huskies aren't intended to retrieve but some huskies do find fetch very enjoyable and do retrieve very well.

I was hoping my girl would find it enjoyable, if not, then never mind.

Stacey xxx

While Huskies may not be intended to retrieve, they do have a lot of similar behaviors to retrievers...especially using their noses. Some retrievers don't even retrieve unless they are trained to do. I think the thing with Huskies that is really different is they can be so aloof in personality, even when they haven't been before. I often wonder about their higher levels of thinking, even though, again, dogs aren't supposed to do that, I often see Andy thinking through a behavior! They tend to be far more intentional than any other dog I've ever known. I doubt anyone on here is trying to be rude...sometimes postings, like email, come across rude when in fact they are meant to be humorous. Hope you are not offended!:D

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mine never plays fetch he picks it up comes back and then when you go to grab it he runs away and then it turns into a game of catch me if you can laugh.giflaugh.gif

lol exactly the same as Ice

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Could we perhaps start a separate discussion about the tennis ball glue? I've never heard about this and have been using the Kong football-shaped tennis ball with Lucy. Maybe it's time I get her another ball. Zani, perhaps you should start it since you first brought this up. I bet a lot of us haven't heard about this before. Thanks for the warning!

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NEO will or wont play fetch ....show him snow n he thinks he`s a lab/ retriever runnin up n down the garden after his ball... most of the time he just looks n thinks ...... YEAH RIGHT YOU THREW IT YOU GO GET IT ......

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My two love fetch! They just bring it back when they feel like it :lol:

They do that thing where they run back towards you then duck out at the last minute!

They then decide when they want to give it up & it often involves chasing eachother for it first :lol:

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OMG SHE PLAYED FETCH WITH ME THIS MORNING,

Lol I don't know why but she just randomly decided to.

Got a little video of it but she didn't play for long XD

Stacey xxx

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Milla played fetch (about twice) when she was a little puppy but now she plays catch instead of fetch. Seriously, she doesn't bring the toy back, she throws it back to me and waits for me to throw it again.

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In my experience they aren't big fetch-players.

My German Shepherd likes it, the rest don't care except one of my Sibe X Mals, and he just LOVES it and is great at it. But for instance if I throw a ball for my Sibe boy, he'll just give me a blank look, like, "what do you expect me to do with that?!"

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Ryn will fetch for a couple of throws, then she's done. Bo never did. He was under the impression that if I wanted that darn thing that badly I shouldn't have thrown it in the first place.

The key to Ryn's playing is that I always stop playing before she does. That way, she can't get bored and decide she no longer wants to play. Gotta keep one step ahead of these huskies of ours!

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