Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

A Dog Plays with Himself

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This is the funniest video of a cute dog that plays fetch all by himself! You’ve got to see how he does it! [2:09].


  1. #1 Patrick
    March 27, 2008

    Now that is just too cute. A nice display of operant conditioning and some smart design to give a pooch a fun time when he/she is alone.

  2. #2 Mark P
    March 27, 2008

    That is funny. They really need to do that outside, where the dog can get a good chase.

  3. #3 G in INdiana
    March 27, 2008

    My dogs would run to the ball and wait for ME to go get it with them. I’d throw it and they’d run to it, wait for me, and then sit while I throw it, run to the ball, wait for me, etc. until I fall down I am so tired. They’d go all day long.
    Another version is dog foot ball. I throw the pigskin to hubby, the dogs run to him and wait until he catches it. Then he throws it to me, the dogs run to me to see if I CAN catch it (he throws harder than I do). Only one dog has a large enough mouth to pick up said football, but he never does. None of them like the soccer ball and the big dog runs away if he sees anyone kick it.
    The main problem with letting the dog use that alone is they often have to go to the bathroom after they have played so hard. I would not let my dogs have anything mechanical if they were by themselves. Hard chew toys like Nylabones are cool, but they can wait for me to get home to play more energetic games.

  4. #4 Mus
    March 27, 2008

    LOL, funny title. First thing that came to mind was this video of a kangaroo-

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