Why do dogs chase balls?

border collie800If our dog sees a tennis ball it's like he's been taken over by some alien life form. He'd cross The Nile in pursuit of the ball, and displays the intensity of focus you'd normally associate with a brain surgeon (though a surgeon wouldn't be foaming at the mouth).

What is it about balls that drive dogs completely crazy, and why are they obsessive about chasing them? We share our thoughts below.

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Wanna see some of this obsessive canine behaviour we're talking about, then watch !


DISCLAIMER: the views given above are purely those expressed by Animal Outfitters. We are neither vets nor animal behaviourists, so these views are based purely on our own experiences and research.

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