|Barked: Sun Sep 7, '08 3:21am PST |
|Scout is like this. When she was younger, she would rather play than eat. Even now (she's about 4) eating is not a priority for her, but playing is. What we have done is take the favorite toys and we put them where she cannot get them. This accomplishes two things - first, we decide when to play and second - she has a habit of 'stashing' her toys under the gazebo - getting them out is a challenge!! We leave other toys in the 'toy box' which she has access to throughout the day.
She goes on a walk at least once a day and we play with her (frisbee is her passion) at least a couple times a day until she lays down panting. Our GSD is not toy obsessed and is content to hang around - until you look like you may go out to play or take a walk! But, with the two, they balance each other out. I will likely never have to worry about either being overweight (as long as I feed them reasonably) because Scout always wants to play, and if Scout is playing, Beau is playing.
If you want to do any kind of training (agility, search and rescue, etc) you have a great motivator, so this could be a positive thing too.
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