Dog Toy Danger

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by BigDog2191, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Debi

    Debi Moderator

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    I think a tennis ball is a great 'catch' toy...light enough to catch with ease. Just don't ever let your dog chew on it. They do come apart easy. But we use tennis balls....I've mention this before, Addie is to be envied from pro baseball for her ability to catch a fly ball. :) If you're always there while playing catch..I wouldn't worry about the dog swallowing the ball........more likely they'll spit it out when tiring of the game.


    Hey, Big...I gotta agree that 6 wks. is so young...any way you can let the pup stay with it's mom til 8 or 9 wks??? (and, yes..I know this would be difficult for you!..totally understand that. :) ) IF the person you're getting the pup from won't have it..........then I'm glad that little baby is going to you. Do read up on how to handle that situation...you're gonna have to fill in for 'mom' in those critical weeks.
     
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    Princess has this thing about squeakies in toys. She will take her toy, rip it open, pull out stuffing, then remove the squeakie. From there she will play catch, or tug of war or just toss her toy around herself. Not sure what her problem is with the squeak. She's not to big into playing with tennis balls. What few we've had if we arent paying attention she trashes it so we dont even bother with them anymore.
     
  3. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    The breeder I'm getting my GSD from was highly recommended by my local vet. And he's been breeding GSD's for about 30-40 years. It seems like it's early but it's not, it depends on their genes a lot of the times too. They're okay to sale basically when they stop weaning and I guess to this breeder's experience, six weeks is enough.

    I checked out that site you gave me a little while ago. Didn't have much time to really get a good look at it but I may give it a go.
     

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