He used to love his Kong balls (they're solid rubber), but now won't even look at them if a tennis ball is around. He does not have free access to tennis balls just because we can't keep them loose in the house with Mac around -- Mac EATS them, literally. Last one he ate caused an intestinal blockage and major surgery, so no more free-range tennies!
If Tucker wants his tennies, he sits outside the closet door and just quivers waiting for them, LOL.
I'm not sure what to do about his behaviour yet, or if I need to do anything at all. I'm going to watch and see how this behaviour develops, and whether his attitude changes for better or worse, then take it from there. Hopefully, as the weather starts to warm up and I can start running and exercising him again, the tennie obsession will go away.
Malli wrote: and word has it, tennis balls are bad for teeth!
I'm sure those soggy dirty nasty germ-ridden balls could do all kinds of damage to teeth, but he only plays with them for maybe an hour a day. I'm more concerned about him running into the trees and rock walls around here -- he already has one broken canine, but it's not too bad.
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.