Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tennis Ball Training

Tibby has never loved tennis balls. They were one of the first toys I bought her, because my childhood dog, Jessie, always loved them and we had fun playing fetch together. However, Jessie was a senior rescue and she was never able to learn to fetch outside. I have been trying from day one with Tibby to do lots of fetching inside and outside. Of course, the weather hasn't cooperated. Remember winter? Maybe that's why Jessie never learned to fetch outside?
Anyway, up until the end of Jan. it didn't really matter if it was -30 or 75 degrees outside. Tibby didn't like tennis balls!! Ewwww they're fuzzy! Or maybe her mouth was too small? Well, now she likes them! Yay! I mean really how was she going to be a flyball dog if she couldn't fetch a tennis ball?!? Just kidding, the nearest flyball club/team is 3 hours away. Agility I will drive for. Flyball maybe not. I don't think Tibby could handle all the dogs running near her. But who knows? She surprises me all the time. Like now she loves tennis balls.






Video of Tibby 'fetching' tennis balls. Yeah we're working on that.....

5 comments:

scotsmad said...

Kendra is the only dog in this house who likes balls. She especially loves tearing the fuzzy green skin off.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

24 Paws of Love said...

Yea for Tibby! Isn't it funny how they will suddenly change toys and their likes and dislikes? She looks like she is having a good time, once she gets around to it! :)

Helen/Spike and Drusilla OK Citizens said...

We were disappointed that Spike and Dru didn't seem to like tennis balls either. They are still not in love with them but we have learned they like real tennis balls, not the kind you buy from the pet store. Spike likes them more than Dru, she'll go get them because she thinks that's what we want and she just wants us to play with her. Spike will go fetch the tennis ball, bring it to his lair, and try to chew all the fuzz off. So I guess Flyball's off the list here, as well.

Helen
spikeanddru.com

Anna the GSD said...

I can't have tennis balls, mom's afraid I'll swallow one. Why would I do that?!?! Instead I get larger balls, but they squeak. So that's cool!

Sagira said...

She would love my brother Bokeh. He is obsessed with tennis balls.