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Old 01-29-2015, 09:54 PM
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Default What weird games do you play with your dog?

I can't be the only person who plays weird/crazy games with my dog, right? RIGHT?

Example One
Every time I put on socks, I will first tease/attack Leo with them...smacking him in the face with them, trying to wrap them around his muzzle, all while Leo is enthusiastically trying to bite and attack them. We play literally every time I put on socks, and he will come running over as soon as he sees socks in my hand and gets super super excited. Then, as soon as the socks are on my feet, they are off limits and no longer interesting

Example Two
We play violent keep-away. And by that I mean, I am violently keeping HIM away from the toy. The toy will be sitting on the floor, and I am literally using almost 100% effort to keep him away from it. Pushing him across the room, body blocking him, grabbing him around the waist and pulling him back. Leo ADORES it! Best game ever! As soon as he gets the toy (and he always inevitably does despite my effort), he immediately gives it right back for another go. I think the being prevented from getting toy part activates a prey/hunting drive of some kind, because he is just SO into it. He's developed some crazy agility moves and fakes in the course of our playing too.

But yeah, we play these games in the privacy of my house, cause I am pretty sure other people would think we are completely bonkers if they ever saw us .

Do you play any weird games with your dogs? Aka, not the normal fetch or tug games?

Leo: 1.5 year old border collie/cattle dog mix
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:44 PM
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With Knar I don't do too much with anymore because of his age, but some times I still tickle the ground and he will chase my fingers, tapping his front paws on the floor. In his younger years, we use to play "basketball," where you would 'dribble' like you had a basketball, only Knar was below jumping straight up and down.

Ro, I like to wait until he is sleeping and then I causally toss a pop cap in front of his view. He just sits there for a few seconds like he didn't notice, then hops up and grabs it, then proceeds to do the chow dance with the cap [bowing, swinging head side to side and then doing a commando roll to the floor, where he ends up on his back chomping on this cap]. I also like to play 'hide n seek' with him...where I duck behind a door way and then jump out when he's about to find me. He then breaks out into zoomies as he peels off across the house, before heading back to tag me.

Rip, I like to play "here comes the airplane." I'll have one of his toys and make it zoom and just lightly tap his nose before taking off. He sits there, mouth half open trying to catch it and then when he does, we play tug.

None too exciting, but they keep me amused.

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Old 01-30-2015, 01:27 AM
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Games with Ru consist largely of repeating his name over and over, asking him why he is so tiny, or merely informing him of said tinyness.

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Old 01-30-2015, 02:17 AM
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You guys are so cute with your games! I love them!!

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He then breaks out into zoomies as he peels off across the house, before heading back to tag me.
The image in my head of this made me crack up! Hahaha so cute!!!
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:29 AM
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Abrams turns everything into a game. I normally just hit him with (soft) random objects if I'm using them (the flyswatter is his favorite) and he'll butt tuck and run around. Whenever I vacuum at some point we'll play a game of bitey face with the vacuum hose.

Michael is the one that really plays a *game* with him and I have dubbed it King of the Toys. Essentially, they both try to hoard all possible toys into a little pile and defend them from the other. Michael typically starts the game off with all of them and sits on them and Abrams tries to steal them. He may get one or two and then Michael tries to get them back without loosing anymore toys. This can go on for quite some time. I filmed it at one point, and that session ended with Abrams luring Michael from the pile, making a mad dash and grabbing as many toys as he could in his mouth, bolting away (while dropping toys, and you could see the complete and total confliction in his eyes when he left them to get reclaimed so he could make his escape Hahaha), and then parading just out of Michael's reach with his reclaimed toys. LOL
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:44 AM
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Holly plays this fun game of "Hide the Shoe/wallet/keys". Best played when I'm running late for work. I swear, of all my dogs she's the one who can giggle.

Jesse and I play Hide & Seek, he has yet to figure out I'm ALWAYS BEHIND THE DOOR. Derp.

Riggin's my star, he loves a good, rousing game of food catch. You can toss any manner of food at his head and he'll catch it. He very rarely misses, even from across the room. He's the easiest of the three to give pills to.

Favourite thing to do is a good, old fashioned sing-along. I don't know why I love to hear them howl, but it sounds so cool.

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Old 01-30-2015, 11:50 AM
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Watson likes to play the "I'm gonna get the dog" game.

I or the husband start this off with saying "I'm gonna get you!" to Watson and it starts of a game of catch the zooming basenji

Both my dogs love it when we pretend to play bow to them this usually starts off all out wrestling and chasing games.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:34 PM
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>.< we play got your nose. Like weirdos. The only time it sucks is when, every once in a while, Percy decides he needs to get my nose. Then it's not fun. It hurts. Generally, though, I'll grab a dog's nose and "run off with it". The dogs chase me and one gets the nose back, eventually. It's completely ridiculous, but amazingly fun... Except when Percy is a jerk. >.<
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The weird games. Be warned that I like to talk to my dogs in a dumb baby voice sometimes LOL.....

(These videos was actually from over a year ago.)

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I play dead by falling down and saying dramatically, "I'm dead, dead, I say." Chase will stop whatever he's doing and run over. He'll sniff and lick me, also rubs his head on me. Then I will pop up and say, "its alive", then chase him before I die again.
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