Re: how to teach fetch
Well for Miko, he didn't even like playing with balls in the first place, so I kinda had to build his drive for it. I talked to the owners of his siblings of past litters, who said their pups all had pretty good ball drive, but Miko not so much. So, I built his ball drive by pretty much teasing him with it for a month or so. Now he won't let go of the ball, and all the "out/drop it" work is through the roof, because he'd rather hold the ball than the food I have. But he has no problem chasing it down and running past me, hehe.
Try throwing the ball and when he has it in his mouth, run the other direction. When he gets to you tease him with another ball and when he drops it, throw another ball the other way.
Miko - German Shepherd (2/11/09)
Max - Pomeranian Mix Rescue (8/8/1997)