Whenever I’m too busy for Chester and his evening walk, I’ll make sure I play with him at night. Funny thing is no one in my house ever bring Chester out for walk!!! Accompany me yes but bring Chester one to one… elek (No). No matter how hard I beg and swear or act pity-ly … no one wants to bring him out except me. How come ar?
There are a few games that we love to play indoor at night. One of them that comes naturally for a golden retriever is retrieving.
Being a ‘wai sek’ (greedy) dog, I must have treat in my hand mostly or he’ll refuse to play with me. Sure he’ll catch say a ball but then he won’t bring back the ball to me.
Sometimes when I’m way out of my cool I’ll scold him ‘Cilaka dog!’ (damn dog)
And he will be showing me his cunning smile at that!
Right now his favorite retrieving toy is a ball (soft toy) that my sis bought from Ikea. RM2.90 only… cheap le. I’ll buy some more of this ball when I go to Ikea’s sale. Hehe
This is what he always do when he doesn’t want to return the ball to me.
He’s teasing me. He wants me to take it from him. He’s making himself ‘the boss’ / the alpha between the two of us.
Sometimes I try to wrestle the ball out of him… like in this picture. Sometimes I use my hand. Because I’m holding the camera (on a slanted tripod) I use my leg. 😛
Of course I always win. I have ways to make him let go of the ball.
Sure food is one of it. Blowing his nose is another. Haha
Sometimes we’re so into the game that he’ll start growling. So funny!
p/s: It’s super difficult to take picture of my dog because he’s always moving.