Running Around & Chasing Balls
|May 31, 2012||Posted by Padi@KrazyForPets under Good Living|
I think Sam and I have done well for the second week of K9 Kamp – Play with Your Balls. This week has been fun for us and seems to be easier than walking activities of the first week. Although Sam is not an active dog, he strangely has an addiction to a Nerf gun. I found out about this 2-3 years ago when I was able to take him to work with me. One of the colleagues had a Nerf gun and he liked to shoot it at his break times. Sam went crazy and chased all the balls so my colleague let Sam play.
During lunch time, the colleague would shot the gun in the hall and Sam went after the balls. The funny thing was that I had never taught him to fetch but he brought those balls back each time. Every time the gun was shot, Sam growled like it made him mad. From time to time, the gun released 2 balls at once and he would try to get both balls. It frustrated him a little because he could not fit 2 balls in his mouth but he did not give up. It was very entertaining to watch him.
So when I found out that we would be playing with balls, I was so happy that it would be an easy week. In stead of playing in a long period, I played with Sam in a very short session then gave him a little break so he could get some water or catch his breath then the next round began. We repeated this routine 4-5 times. A short break also allowed me to check those balls to make sure of their condition. These balls are made of foam so they are very light and will not hurt the dog. The down side is that Sam can sink his little teeth into the ball easily. Thanks god that any toy stores sell extra balls so when needed, I can replaced a damaged one with no sweat. Also I will not let Sam to chew on this ball. He can fetch the ball only so as soon as we finish, I put the gun and all the balls away. Off Sam’s sigh, off my mind! At the end, we have survived the second week and we are looking forward to the next activity. I hope that it will be another easy one!