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My Lab is obsessed with toys, not HIS toys, but my sons action figures. He will not even go near his own toys anymore.

He will "throw" the toys at us until he has to be put in his crate. He is an inside dog, but gets regular trips outside, and walked daily by my son. Any suggestions?


Asked by Member 1043531 on Aug 4th 2011 Tagged toys, behavior, obsession in Behavior & Training
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Howard

If he's an active dog, I would definitely recommend taking him on a long, daily walk or jog once or twice a day. Play ball with him outside, fetch your dog toys outside and inside. You can also get your dog involved in a sport/activity such as -

Agility
Flyball
Retrieving
Dock diving
Disc dog
Rally
Obedience training
Nose work
Earthdog trial
Tracking
Hunting
Hiking
Canine freestyle (dog dancing)
Racing
Swimming
Bikejoring

Labs tend to get bored easily. Definitely play with him and exercise him more. Put away your son's toys and when he's finished playing with them, put them in a box that you can put a lid on. Leave all the dog toys out so that your dog knows that those are his toys.

If your dog is a tough chewer or just likes to play with toys and needs to be entertained, I recommend these toys -

Kong (stuff food in and freeze and give to your dog)
Skinneeez
Jolly Ball
Tuffie Toys
Huck
Hurley
Busy Buddy
Planet Dog
Nylabone
Unbreakaball
GoughNuts
Bad Cuz
Tirebiter Dog Toys


Also, check out Cesar Millan's website. He's my favorite dog trainer, he may have a solution to this too.

www.cesarsway.com


Howard answered on 8/7/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer