When you get a new puppy and you want to make sure that their toy drive is high, this is how I create that drive:
I have my puppy in their playpen and I will put food on the floor of the playpen and the toys are there as well. This is a type of conditioning by association. Every day, that the dog eats the food off the floor and the toys are around, the dog will eventually associate back to the toys that are there and begin to play. As with anything, it takes patience and diligence.
In addition, interactive toys, like the flirt pole or a tug can build drive in a dog. An added bonus is, that interactive toys also build the relationship between you and your dog.
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