Does your dog have a favorite toy that he likes to play with? Have you ever wondered how a dog can develop desire for a toy other than just one? There are lots of things that you can do with your dog to develop more enthusiasm for different toys, other than just one.
This video that you see below has a 4 month old Black Labrador Retriever in it. One of the things that I have done with him on a consistent basis during his young formative years that he is experiencing now is to daily take out a different object for him to play with. I only play with him with that object on that day, and exchange it for a different object on the following day.
I have also done this with him in water so that he goes after whatever the toy is that I am throwing in the water on that day. If you find that your puppy has good prey drive, meaning that he likes to chase things, even if it’s just one particular thing at first, you will have a lot better luck if you change the things up on him, because he was already born with the desire to start if he will consistently chase something.
He may not chase the new object at first, but when he starts seeing that is the only one he is going to be able to play with, he will quickly build a desire for that as well. If he finds out that when he doesn’t chase it, that you just go and get his favorite toy, then he will be more likely to just wait for that toy instead. The bottom line is that you have to know your dog or puppy, and if you want a puppy to play ball with, it will make it easier to choose the right one by throwing a few objects for him when you pick him out. If they have it as a puppy, it will always be there.
Happy training, and enjoy your puppy.