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Old 10-10-2011, 04:22 AM
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Games to play with two dogs

Now I'm 'mum' to two dogs and now that Tsieina is getting older (nearly five months old) I would like to play with them both but I'm finding that games like 'fetch' get very confusing for them. I try throwing two things but they invariably go after the same one and abandon the other one - and they end up playing with the ball between them or 'argue' over who gets to bring it back to me. I've tried 'find' type games too but with the same challenge as fetch.

Does anyone have any good games I can play with them both which will occupy them both equally and we can all play together?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:57 PM
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Do you walk them in the woods, maybe you could teach them how to play hide and seek, you hide behind a tree and the dogs have to sniff you out. you can also play this in the house hiding behind doors. alternatively you can teach the dogs heelwork and tricks individually, then put the 2 dogs together, they always love training because it means that you are pleased with them and they get food.
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Yes - I'm right next to woods so hide and seek would work well, providing there aren't any squirrels around and then I have a feeling I'd be standing behind a tree for quite a while

The challenge I have is keeping one still while the other does something. I was trying to teach them to fetch a ball one at a time (one fetches, the other waits till the ball is brought back, then they fetch) but that was a challenge too far (for me!). I can think of adaptations to single dog games (like fetch) but I am drawing a blank when it comes to 'team' games.
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I don't think there are any that involve you and them TBH, maybe tug with a very long rope. I typically encourage my dogs to play together or do what you are doing so far, which is throw a toy or two and let them determine what they want to do.
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