My dog, Addie, is OBSESSED with the ball. OBSESSED
. Whenever she is around a ball, her entire disposition changes. Her pupils dilate and she becomes hyper-focused on it. I can't even say the word "ball" without her freaking out.
Her favorite thing to do is to play fetch. I'll throw the ball and she will bring it back, over and over and over and over. If that's not feasible, she will settle for catch. I will toss it in the air and she will catch it, over and over and over and over. She will even play to the point of over-exhaustion. When we initially stared this game, I figured she would stop when she was tired, but she got overheated on quite a few occasions, so we've had to dial it back.
Her favorite place to play is at my parents's house, as they have a bigger yard. When she is there, it is all she can think about. She never settles down or plays with their dog; she ONLY wants to play ball, the entire time. She stays with them when I go out of town, and drives my mom crazy the whole time. That said, we totally enable her, but I feel like we need to stage an intervention, lol.
I don't find her behavior to be problematic, necessarily. More annoying, than anything. When she wants to play, she will be absolutely sure that we know it. Has anyone observed similar behavior in their dogs? Or is mine the only psycho?