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Q: how do i get my dog to play with toys

April 18, 2009 | By Wendy O. | 9 answers | Expired: 1913 days ago

Wendy O.

the only thing my 2 year old catahoula leapord will play with is her food dish. It doesn't matter what kind of toys i put in front of her, she doesn't care. How do I get her interested in other toys?

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Cheyenne D.
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Apr 26, 2009

Maybe try a Kong with treats in it

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Jillian
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Apr 20, 2009

catahoulas enjoy a good run and aren't necessarily satisfied w/every toy. if she likes her food dish, find her food oriented toys. avoid bones, which are dangerous b/c they splinter and get swallowed, and avoid raw hide, which is hard to chew into small pieces and often lodges itself in dogs throats.
if you can find a herding class in your area, take her there. catahoulas enjoy this job and are very good at it.
if you do find some toys she likes, make sure you compose yourself as alpha. this breed will take over leadership if they see an opening.

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Debby
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Apr 19, 2009

how long have you had her? my boxer girl I adopted last year took 3 months before she would really play.. now after having her a year she is running around and playing acting all crazy
Her favorite is the rope toy and this squeaky ball made by JW and a two stuffed toys a monkey and a frog with rope legs.. we went through many different balls and toys before we found one she really liked playing with. I finally just took her to PetSmart and let her pick out her own

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Becky C.
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Apr 19, 2009

It seems to me that maybe she likes her dish most because it is where her food comes from. You should try some treat dispensing toys. There is a toy called a "Molecule Ball" and it is awesome. You can put their regular meal (dry food only) into this ball and they have to roll it around to get their food out. It's a great mental excercise for them and also a way to maybe get her interested in toys.

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Lyndsay
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Apr 19, 2009

bring her to a pet store and show her some toys. if you find 1 she likes, than u gan gie her a treat when she plays with it.

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Carol U.
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Apr 19, 2009

Some breeds are more interested in toys than others, and some dogs just don't like toys. My cockers love toys and balls, while my sheltie does not. I think you have to love the kid for what he is!

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Ethel02
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Apr 19, 2009

Why does she have to like toys?

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Jessica C.
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Apr 19, 2009

If your dog won't play with any toys you should start by getting toys that you can put food into. If the toy has food involved in it, your dog may be more interested in the toy because it involves food. There are many toys that you can put treats inside or that you can put peanut butter in. Kong toys are good for that because they are designed for treats. I don't know if you have tried raw hide but raw hide is good for a treat and toy. Good Luck!

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Ashley
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Apr 19, 2009

My dog doesn't like toys either and I have found that toys like Nylabones that are scented and flavored tend to get him more motivated. Also, Kongs stuffed with treats work great, too. It may take some trial and error to find what your dog enjoys. Good luck!

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