When I went looking for a second greyhound I thought having another ball oriented guy would be great. Enter Ricky Bobby. Well if you follow the blog you may know that Ricky is a bit bigger than Kassa. He is also every single bit as ball motivated. We had one infield collision a bit ago and since then my ball fetching dynamo Kassa has lost interest when Ricky is in the field. I admit that this makes me a little sad. Kassa runs out a few times for the ball, but even when he beats Ricky to the punch he backs off because he is checking for Ricky barreling down on him. Today I decided that, since Kassa isn't getting as much running in, I would change things up. Ricky was having fun with fetch, but I brought treats as well and worked on recalls with Kassa. There is no competition on a recall as he always gets the reward. This way they both got a some good running in.
Kassa running in for a treat.
Ricky running in with a mangled ball.
Even though there have been adjustments, I think Kassa is content with the arrangement. When new family members are introduced we all have to make adjustments.