Adventures of a dog Walker

Blog

Playing with a ball can be fun, but there are downsides

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 12:32 PM
Some of the dogs in my pack really like retrieving balls, especially from the water.  There is nothing more joyful than watching dogs charge in to the waves after a ball and then surf out.  I never get tired of watching that. 

However some of these dogs that enjoy ball retrieving take it to unhealthy level.  The ball becomes their heroin.  They cannot function if there is a ball in their vicinity that is not in their mouth or under their control.  They jump all over the human trying to throw the ball and get into resource guarding fights with any other dog that comes near their ball.

 These dogs will go after that ball until they are literally crippled.  They practice no self regulation so it is up to their humans to to regulate them. I have witnessed quite a few dogs injure their legs badly enough to to require surgery from  excessive ball play.  In hot weather these dogs will go after that ball until they collapse from dehydration.  It is completely up to their humans to regulate their behavior.

I understand why dog owners get into the ball retrieving game; it is a quick easy way to exercise your dog without actually taking them for a walk.  One of my clients  has one of these nut cases. He is 80 something years old and has a young energetic golden retriever. He more or less stands still and throws the ball for her all day everyday.  As a result she has become progressively more neurotic and less comfortable hanging around with other dogs and seems to be somewhat confused on hikes without her ball.

In conclusion, my feeling about ball playing is that it should be done in moderation as part of your dog's playtime  if he or she enjoys it.  Ball playing should not be your dog's only exercise. Regular walks without the ball and socialization with other dogs is also critical to a dog's well-being.

Categories: Playing Ball

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

76 Comments

Reply write my dissertation
8:44 AM on May 14, 2018 
Appreciated perusing the article above This article is followed by many people to find reviews. every post needed for understanding your? website shared new concepts. Then all the people enjoyed with the great values and pages
Reply psychology assignment help
10:25 AM on May 18, 2018 
These guys are great!! Really helped me out when I got in to a panic about car keys and no acces to my vehicle. They taught me about the emergency key. Thanks guys you guys deserve a prize!' Cheers
Reply lin
7:54 AM on July 30, 2018 
nice
Reply bestdissertation
1:03 PM on August 7, 2018 
But dogs love playing with a ball! It's the most important thing.
Reply assassin's creed jacket
12:35 PM on August 18, 2018 
I Really like this post very informative and knowledgeable thanks for the great post.
Reply <a href="https://www.moviesjacket.com/chris-pratt-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-jacket">Star lord Jacket
12:53 PM on August 18, 2018 
This is a great inspiring. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really very helpful information. I am looking to reading your next post.
Reply <a href="https://www.williamjacket.com/product/rampage-dwayne-johnson-brown-leather-jacket/">Rampage
3:29 AM on November 15, 2018 
Thanks to sharing that information to user end it was really attractive. Please keep posting the same for more interaction with us.
Reply Agent 47 Jacket
5:34 AM on November 15, 2018 
You have done a great job here, please keep it up by sharing such information.
Reply Custom Leather Jacket
6:46 AM on November 26, 2018 
I read your article. i really found it interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Reply fune
5:07 AM on December 15, 2018 
Thanks for the blog.Thanks Again. Awesome dsploit OGYoutube magisk manager
Reply Stephanie Boucher Red Sparrow Trench Coat
10:49 AM on December 21, 2018 
Thanks for sharing such amazing articles with us
Reply Amrita
12:37 PM on December 27, 2018 
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me.
Reply Danezon
8:36 AM on December 29, 2018 
I read this article. Thanks for sharing such interesting article with us
Reply Ruchika Jain
9:31 AM on January 1, 2019 
Thanks for Share….very good post...
massage service in delhi
b 2 b massage in delhi
body spa in delhi
full body to body massage by female in delhi
body to body massage female to male in delhi
full body massage parlour in hauz khas
female to male full body to body massage in malviya nagar
body massage service in ghaziabad
best massage parlour in dwarka
Reply Ruchika Jain
9:47 AM on January 1, 2019 
Thanks for Share….very good post...
spa delhi in delhi
massage parlour in delhi
female to male full body massage center in delhi
Reply Deepti
10:12 AM on January 3, 2019 
Thanks for the post. It was very interesting.
body to body massage in lajpat nagar delhi

body to body massage in delhi

body massage centres in lajpat nagar

body to body massage in delhi by female to male

full body massage by female in delhi

nuru massage in lajpat nagar delhi

spa in lajpat nagar delhi

full body to body massage parlour in lajpat nagar

massage parlour in lajpat nagar delhi delhi

body to body massage in south delhi

body 2 body massage in delhi

erotic massage in lajpat nagar delhi

body massage in lajpat nagar

body on body massage in lajpat nagar delhi

erotic massage in lajpat nagar

body massage cetner in lajpat nagar

body massage in by female in lajpat nagar

b 2 b massage in lajpat nagar delhi

full body to body massage in lajpat nagar

full body massage centre in lajpat nagar delhi

body massage parlours in lajpat nagar delhi

full body massage in delhi

body massage parlours in lajpat nagar

spa in delhi

female to male massage parlour in delhi

full body massage in lajpat nagar delhi

massage by female to male in delhi

best spa in lajpat nagar

body on body massage in delhi

Reply Arjun Singh
8:37 AM on January 5, 2019 
Thanks for this valuable post. Thanks for sharing this.
spa deals in faridabad

body massage spa in jasola

body to body massage centre in jasola

full body to body massage centre in jasola

full body massage centre in jasola

spa center in jasola

massage service in jasola

full body massage by female in faridabad

full body massage parlour in faridabad

faridabad massage in faridabad

b2b massage by female to male in faridabad

spa in faridabad

home massage service in faridabad

body with body massage in faridabad

body massage at home in faridabad

body on body massage in faridabad

best spa in faridabad

full body to body massage by female to male in faridabad

male to male body massage in faridabad

full body to body massage center in faridabad

full body to body massage in faridabad

body massage center in faridabad

full body massage centres in faridabad

full body to body spa in faridabad

full body massage in faridabad

body to body massage parlour in faridabad

massage spa in faridabad

b2b massage in faridabad

female to male body to body massage in faridabad

massage center in faridabad

female to male full body to body massage in faridabad

body to body massage in faridabad

massage in faridabad

body massage in faridabad

body 2 body massage in faridabad

massage at home in faridabad

Reply Geetanjali
11:42 AM on January 7, 2019 
Your content is very nice & that helps, useful to every person. Thanks for share...
spa near delhi airport

full body massage in delhi

female to male body to body massage in mahipalpur

body spa in mahipalpur

full body massage in mahipalpur

body massage in delhi

full body massage centre in mahipalpur delhi

mahipalpur massage centre

full body massage parlour in mahipalpur delhi

spa near mahipalpur

massage parlours in mahipalpur delhi

spa in mahipalpur delhi

spa in delhi

body to body massage parlours in mahipalpur

body to body massage near igi airport

massage centre in mahipalpur

massage centres in mahipalpur

body to body massage centres in mahipalpur

massage in mahipalpur

thai massage in mahipalpur

body massage center in mahipalpur

body to body massage in delhi

body massage centres in mahipalpur

b2b massage centre near delhi airport

full body massage centre in mahipalpur

body to body massage in delhi mahipalpur

full body massage centres in mahipalpur delhi

spa in mahipalpur

best spa in mahipalpur

full body massage parlours in mahipalpur delhi

full body massage parlour in delhi

spa center in mahipalpur

full body massage parlour in mahipalpur

body massage centres in mahipalpur delhi

body spa near delhi airport

massage centre mahipalpur

body massage near delhi airport

female to male body massage in mahipalpur delhi

Reply Elision
10:06 AM on January 29, 2019 
Thank you for the detailed information..
full body massage service in ludhiana
massage parlour in ludhiana
full body to body massage by female in ludhiana
full body to body massage in ludhiana
body on body massage in ludhiana
happy ending massage in ludhiana
body to body massage female to male in ludhiana
full body massage by female in ludhiana
body massage centre in ludhiana
massage service in ludhiana
full body massage for men in ludhiana
body to body massage in ludhiana
body with body massage in ludhiana
female to male body to body massage in ludhiana
spa for men in ludhiana
female to male full body massage in ludhiana
body to body spa in ludhiana
best spa in ludhiana
sandwich massage in ludhiana
body message in ludhiana
body spa in ludhiana
full body massage parlour in ludhiana
Reply Punam
12:07 PM on February 2, 2019 
Thanks for sharing the useful information. Amazing post.
spa near mg road metro station
body to body massage in mg road
massage center in gurgaon
b to b body massage in gurgaon
body massage cetner in gurgaon
massage parlour in mg road
body massage in gurgaon
body to body spa in gurgaon
full body massage in mg road gurgaon
body spa in gurgaon by gril
full body to body massage in delhi ncr
full body massage parlor in mg road gurgaon
body massage in delhi ncr
full body to body massage in gurgaon
body massage mg road gurgaon
cross gender massage in gurgaon
massage boy in gurgaon
massage spa in mg road
body massage center in mg road gurgaon
full body to body massage in mg road gurgaon
spa in mg road gurgaon
spa in gurgaon mg road
massage parlour in gurgaon mg road
body to body massage parlour in mg road
full body massage in gurgaon
wellness spa mg road
body massage spa in mg road
body massage in mg road gurgaon
spa center in gurgaon
massage in mg road gurgaon
body massage parlor in mg road
full body to body massage in mg road
full body massage mg road
massage center in delhi ncr
massage in mg road
massage in gurgaon
0