Lizmo Posted January 14, 2009 Report Share Posted January 14, 2009 How do you tell if a dog is too obsessed with a toy? (I'll use ball, since it's what Blaz likes best). Whenever Blaze goes out to the fenced, backyard, he's *always* looking for a ball and/or bringing the ball to my feet and dropping it there. He runs around the yard with some type of ball in his mouth. It's gotten to the point where, if I'm out there he won't use the bathroom sometimes (like before turning in for the night, coming home after being gone for a few hours, things that like). It's not always, but sometimes. He will come bounding over to me when called off the ball with no hesitation. But it can't be good for him to have this obsession. The only way I know how to explain it is, when a ball comes out, he goes into what I'd call "working mode" like BCs do on stock. Except instead of stock, it's a ball. Is this normal? Should I not be worried since he will come when called and leave the ball? Or should I be worried, and take up alll balls for a while? I dunno. . . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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