posted ago by wolfgirl [M] ago by wolfgirl +55 / -2

Welcome to the first General Animal Questions megathread!

Just to introduce myself, my name is Wolfgirl and I am a mod alongside u/SimianDespot for c/Animals! I have an emotional support registered cat named Mimi (she is a diluted Tortoiseshell cat) who I got from the shelter last year, and a dog named Buster (He's a purebreed Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog) who we got as a puppy 7 years ago.

What is this thread for?

This thread is for asking any general questions such as care help, animal suggestions, tips, sales going on for new pet owners... anything animal question related!

How long is this thread up for?

Every Friday one of the mods will be replacing the sticky with a new question thread, and link back to the prior one... in case your question may already be answered.

Thank you for posting all of your lovely animals, it is so great to see all your amazing pets and creatures in the world! ❤

== WolfGirl

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FuqSpez 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a new daschund who is totally uninteresting in toys. I want him to learn to entertain himself for when we won't be home all the time from covid. I've tried a couple of different types of toys and even cut into a tennis ball and filled it with beef treats but no success yet.

How do I get him to learn to play with this stuff?

wolfgirl [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

Is there something he really loves to eat? My dog wasn't interested in toys either, but we found he LOVES sweet potato. We ended up giving him some treats, and putting some mashed sweet potato on top of different toys.

My dog also seemed to love rope toys and balls if we threw them. We would throw the ball, then run to the ball and get all excited about the ball so he would get interested... then give a treat when he would come over and praise. But other toys he kind of ignores still, he's just not really into them. He's really into treats though, like bully sticks.

SimianDespot 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've got GSD/Bordie Collie mix who doesn't care for toys. My other dogs will play right in front of her and she will just sit there chilling.

Some dogs just don't care. As long as they're not destroying anything while you're gone, then I wouldn't worry about it.

The only thing that could interest it is the Kong toy where you can put treats in it. That'll keep'em busy for a while.

bill_in_texas 1 point ago +1 / -0

Have you tried a Kong?