Pardon me, but I think I’m brilliant.
Step 1 to my brilliance:
The above picture is a tail. Inside is a ball that operates on batteries. It pulls the tail along and a dog chases it. In theory, it’s a great idea. In practice, it sucked. I could never get the ball opened to put the batteries inside. Microscopic screws held the bloody thing closed and none of my screwdrivers were that small, even my computer tools.
However, without the ball, there’s a pocket in the tail, one that closes with velcro.
Step 2 to my brilliance:
Flash the Wonder Pooch hasn’t wanted to play with the lure pole much in the last two months.
Here’s a picture of his lure pole:
So, I took the tail, dumped some kibble in it, then fixed the tail to the end of the lure pole rope with a velcro strap.
Voila! We have a toy Flash ADORES. He wants to play all the time. We end up playing at least an hour a day. I run it in back of the couch, over the ottoman, onto the couch, and he’s jumping, leaping, barking, and growling at it. Of course, he gets to tear into the tail when he finally “catches” it.
I did tell you he was food motivated, didn’t I? MOST food motivated dog I’ve ever known. Flash’s motto: Don’t cuddle unless you have kibble.