Play Ball! (Part 2)

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Yesterday you got a peak into the world of Poodle Ball, starring Rocket our 10 year old poodle.

Today is two-year-old Turbo’s 15 minutes of fame.

First, let’s review.

Poodle + Ball=FUN!

When we adopted Turbo two years ago, we had to carefully train him how to play ball the poodle way!

This training involved paying him with one cheerio everytime he brought back the ball and dropped it in front of us. I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t work on, say a Saint Bernard??? He wouldn’t even know that cheerio had been ingested…!

Treat size: just one more HUGE advantage to owning a small doggy! 😉

Now both of our poodles are ball playing FANATICS!

Take a look at this next photo. I’m sure you’ve seen this same scene on “Wild Kingdom!”

Don’t you think he looks like a cheetah ready to grab a gazelle??

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(Well, except for the fluffy poodle hair cut?…ahem….)

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The formula is simple:

Throw ball
Poodles chase it
Poodle drops the ball at your foot
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
This will go on for 20 minutes or so, until it is poodle rest time.

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And how do you know poodle rest time is over……?

Guess:

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“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” ~Gene Hill

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