Thanks everyone for your responses
That could be a little difficult since I live alone. I could give it a try.
Yes, I have a flirtpole, and he goes nuts for it. Its not a problem on his end with him not having enough drive (he has bags of it. loves to tug the toys he wants to tug at that moment), its just that old toys that I play with him that he gets bored of and searches for more interesting toys.
I do everything you suggested already, but thanks for the advice
He is 16 weeks old. I'll try to keep the sessions short.
Thinking about it, the real question is how do I make interacting and playing tug with me more exciting than ignoring me and chewing a toy?
I've realised I mainly have this issue when I want him to interact with me, and not wonder around the room looking for toys he prefers, or chewing toys or balls that he prefers over the toy in my hand.
Surely playing tug and chasing the toy more exciting than that dead toy, or looking for a better toy?
I know I could remove all other toys, but its not really as simple as that. I want him to know that if he comes to interact with me, he gets a much more fun time than by chewing that dead toy. Also, if i remove the toy he wants so he cant get it, it wont stop him from trying to find a toy as exciting.