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Are Your Pets Frenzied Fetchers?

North would definitely chase what I throw (or stomp) for him, but it often turns into tug o' war/keep-away to get it back to re-toss. How about your pets? Do they freely fetch, sometimes test it out, or simply wait for you to bring it back like a civilized person?


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My dog will fetch anything, for hours on end! It doesn't matter if it's her toy, or a piece of paper, or a leaf...
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I have a dalmatian, and he will run, fetch and play with you all day without ever losing energy. Wyatt is totally glued to his toys all the time. We go through quite a few of them in a month!
Blackthorne Blackthorne 8 years
Where is the middle ground between "hours on end" and "once in a blue moon?" My pug and I play fetch about three times a day about 10 - 25 minute sessions. He runs after it like crazy but after a while (long after my arm is tired) he will take his prize to the armchair and give me a big pug grin.
serendipitous serendipitous 8 years
My little one will play fetch for hours! He loves to bring it back lay down with the tennis ball put it between his paws as he lays and puts his little nose on it and then push it slightly towards me like he's playing with me! Sometimes he'll bring it back and i'll grab it and he'll try to grab it before i do but he'll always chase it.
niche niche 8 years
Harper likes to have the ball thrown at him while he stands at the top of the stairs. He then rolls it back down to you. He won't play the traditional catch.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Zena is unique. Sometimes, she's smart enough to bring it back to me so I can roll it again. Other times, she speeds off to much on it somewhere else (normally the couch). Then other times, she just stares at me like I must be crazy if I expect her to fetch the ball. This happens with toys too.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
One of my Persians loved to fetch! I would bounce a squishy ball down a flight of stairs, 15 deep, and she would chase after it and bring it back to me. She would actually place the ball in my hand, and bounce excitedly around for more! I got tired before she did!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
One of our dogs is never "empty-mouthed". She always has a ball in her mouth, and will always play fetch if you're available! My cat plays fetch too, with little twistie-ties. I didn't teach her the skill, she just loves to chase things :)
cddlykoala cddlykoala 8 years
One of my cats is absolutely obsessed with chasing objects - small balls are her favorite - but then waits for me to come get it and then throw it again. Shes never been around dogs, so I have no idea how this happened.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
He'll run and catch it but once he brings it back, he won't drop the ball.
j4everlasting j4everlasting 8 years
See it all depends on which dog you're talking about! Axle will fetch the ball, and bring it to you, but you have to tug for a bit to get it back (or ignore him, then he'll drop it). Newton is a different story though, he'll go get the ball, but he won't return, that is if he's even in the mood. Sometimes he'll watch you throw the ball, and watch it go, sit down and look at you like 'what? You go get the ball!'. Little bugger!
ohkate ohkate 8 years
carson gets in moods where he decides it's play time. usually when mom and dad are spooning in bed or working out. carson will bring over lil buddy or his tennis ball and start playing and expect us to throw it for him. he's great about bringing it back to us but once he's not in the mood, there's no amount of throwing his toys that will get him to play unless he wants to.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
My baby girl loves to chase things but never brings them back! We are tyring to teach her tho (she's only 11 weeks old!)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
My little man loves to play fetch with any of his stuffed toys (they almost always have to be the soft plush ones), and he brings it back like a good boy (most of the time)! After a while he stops, lays down, and nurses it until he falls asleep. Silly!
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
he loves to chase his favorite toy (a soccer ball with two ropes attached), but he also loves to bring it back and play some tug.
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