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Q: Play Time

March 10, 2009 | By Carolyn C. | 4 answers | Expired: 1848 days ago

Carolyn C.

My chihuahua takes all the toys away from my min pin. ONLY it the pin really wants the toy will she fight for it. She just passively walks away. How can I get Penny to play with a ball? Chica takes all of them. I f I take it away Chica will sit and tremble and cry . Help

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Ana S.
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Mar 10, 2009

My son's dog, Nugget, is a Chihuahua, and he has a bunch of toys that we have named, and he knows which is which. But his favorite is still a pair of my son't old socks tied in a knot to be thrown. My dog, Rusty, is not very playful, though she does have her moments. Nugget will plan as long as someone is willing, but Rusty will watch the play and as soon as one toy is put down for another, she will go get the last toy played with and carry it down the hall to my computer room where she will stack them all up in a corner or next to my desk. I think it's just the nature of the particular animal. My housecat, Chaos, love to play with anything.....a piece of paper, a small dog's toy, my slipper. She's almost a year old. My kitten is just about 5 months old, and he love to play, wrestle, and play chase with Chaos but has no interest in playing with any of the other house animals or with anything unless Chaos has it first. Enjoy your animals and their individual personalities......that's what makes each one special. And down the line you'll see changes in each of them, and have more to wonder about!

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JulieYG
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Mar 10, 2009

That happens with our pit who is 8 months old and our german shepard/chow mix, who is 4 yrs. Jack-Jack(pit)will take all the toys away from Zoe and only if its one of her "babies" she has had out during the night will she fight for it. Other wise she just lets Jack-Jack take all the toys. We take Zoe out side or put Jack-Jack out so Zoe gets some play time with us and her toys. You may want to try this.

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Beccasooner
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Mar 10, 2009

Carolyn this made me laugh. My mom and I are always talking about situations like yours with our pets. I think it's just like kids - there is always going to be the assertive and the passive ones and it's just the way life goes. If they don't fight than that is the way they have their pecking order set up and probably you feel sorry for your min pin and he may not feel sorry for himself. Have fun with them and let the chips fall where they may to some degree! At least that is what I think!

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Venomus
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Mar 10, 2009

It sounds like your chihuahua is the alpha dog and the min pin is submissive to it. (You know how dogs are pack animals and they each have their own ranking in the pack.) The best thing I can think of is if your chihuahua sees you as the alpha dog above him then he'll do what you want and if you show him you want the min pin to have the toy then he'll follow your lead. Good luck.

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