Bernese Mountain Dog Question

Ive read that Berners do not like to play fetch at all, and that they are not a very playful...

Ive read that Berners do not like to play fetch at all, and that they are not a very playful breed. Are there any other games they like to play like tug-of-war, run around in the yard or play tag? I personally dont like the game fetch, its very annoying to have a ball dropped in your lap, but I love tug-of-war and playing dog tag. Thank you :P

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 5/10/2011 4:32:31 AM
I have a horse ball my Berner loves to play with. He loves to chase it when I kick it. He loves to play keep away from me and tease with it. He likes tug of war. He is so strong that I don't encourage rough play.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/29/2011 11:03:28 PM

The first time you throw a ball a Berner may bring it back. The second time they will figure that you didn't really want it.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/4/2011 8:34:15 PM

My Berner loved playing with toys; but he always did; ever since he was a pup until the last few months of his life (at 11). He did play a little bit rough if you allowed it, but he knew when to calm down. My Berner didn't fetch much; but loved squeaky toys (wouldn't pop the squeaky out of it) and loved big floppy toys. He also loved chasing a laser light pen (like a cat).
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/27/2011 10:42:51 PM

That's totally false.. berners are extremely playful..although mine doesn't play fetch often because he'd get tired quickly but still loves the game if played one on one.. If other dogs are around, a BMD will have the "nah, too much effort" attitude because the other dogs will beat him to the ball
    Answered by Grizzely - 5/1/2012 11:30:39 PM

My Berner doesn't play fetch; he plays "try-to-take-the-toy-away-from-me-if-you-can".
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/23/2014 1:05:22 AM