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Seems like I've mentioned this before in some of my other post, but have tried many suggestions and I still can't get our rescued chorkie, Levi, to play. We've had him almost 2 months now and he still seems uninterested in play. The housebreaking is done, he hasn't had an accident in 3 weeks, but he still seems unsure about what to do with toys. He will sometimes sniff at them or even pick them up and put them back down, but if you try to play with him, he seems scared or he just looks at you like you've lost your mind (maybe I have, haha!) I have found that he will play with a laser pointer for a few minutes, but he loses interest quickly. The reason I worry, is that I'm afraid he's not getting enough exercise/stimulation. Training as a mental stimulation is not going well because he is not food motivated and he also doesn't like to be "positioned". Example: when I try to get him to sit, he just stares at me and if I try to move him into a sit, he backs away and won't let me touch him. I guess what I'm asking is how long do you think it will take before he starts feeling comfortable enough to play and engage in training? He was in a dog hoarding situation until he was year or so old and he'd been with a foster mom for about 6 months. They think he's between one and two. Oh, he will engage with bugs, frogs, stuff outside. He loves to chase grasshoppers, but we've tried tying one of his toys to a string and moving it, but he looks at us like, "yeah, I see that string and I know you're the one making it move, booooorrrrrriiiiinnnggg"