My Blue Heeler seems to be obsessed with toys! Not with all toys but with this blue ball. He'll throw it on your lap or under your feet inviting you to play and if I don't pick it up and throw it back at him right away he becomes really mad! He'll bark and sometimes even growl. I've tried to ignore it and I never throw it to him because I don't want to praise this behavior but he just won't stop barking. If I hide the ball he often ends up attacking the place where I put it. I really hope someone can give me a few tried-and works tips about how to stop this! Cheers.
Have you tried to never again show him this blue ball if it's the only thing he's obsessed about?