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Q: My dog loves to play and suddenly won't play! HELP!

September 4, 2009 | By Tracy T. | 2 answers | Expired: 1673 days ago

Tracy T.

He is a bordercollie/ blue heeler mix 2 years old & loves to play & learn new thing. Recently we taught him how to play frisbee. he was doing great, but then he tried to poop on it, and I yelled at him for it and now he refuses to play at the park where i yelled at him, but wants to play at home late at night. Im not sure if he is having digestive problems, has an ear infection, is hurt or maybe i traumatized him. I am very worried and upset. What should I do? PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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Stevecat511
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Sep 05, 2009

I am going to say that your yelling at him may be why he refuses to play with this toy at the park. He remembers being yelled at and processes that as being a no-no. The first thing I would do is find another way of teaching him wrong from right. Yelling is only going to make him afraid and stressed. If you are having problems in that area, I would get a good trainer to help you out. Good luck!

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Ethel02
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Sep 05, 2009

If you think he has digestive or any physical problem take him to the Vet., and are or the dog trying to have fun, you don't yell because he's not playing the way you wand, my Greyhound & Black Lab could care less if they ever played the other greyhound will spin & play in the yard, she prefers me with her but if i'm inside I look out the window & she's having a great time, make me laugh.

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