In my household, Ryder is a ball hog. We jokingly call it his soother. He carries a ball around everywhere. Diva, for the longest time showed little to no interest in playing. Over the past six months she's started stealing the ball from Ryder. She proudly carries it off. Then Ryder chases after her and takes it from her.
Tired of the sibling bickering over the ball. I went to PetSmart and bought two, identical balls.
Because I have a sense of humour...
I wondered if each dog had their own ball would they still fight over them?
How did my little social experiment turn out?
Well, it turns out the ball is most desirable when the other dog is in possession of it. Basically, they don't care that there are two identical balls. I can even try to play with both. One dog will drop a ball to play with the other one. In other words, only one dog and ball is in play at any given time.
It was worth a try...