I'm thinking that most of us have a favorite toy or game that we particularly enjoy, while playing with our dog (s). It may not be your dog's favorite, but it's something you prefer.
I usually spend some time daily bouncing a couple small balls back and forth in the kitchen with my 5-1/2 month old puppy, Cassie. I have to say, the little kid in me likes the two small balls that light up when they bounce (one has a squeaker as well). Got to say I like bright shiny things, LOL
For activities in the back yard, I enjoy the flirt pole. Similarly, I use a well worn dog-friendly tether ball with a rope attached (similar game play to the flirt pole).
My prior 2 GSD's enjoyed herding activities, which I enjoyed as well. My prior dog, Becca, grew to like her basketball and I did as well. It was a bit underinflated and we would bounce it back and forth. I would bounce it towards her and she would bounce it back to me with her nose. My dog, prior to Becca, was Mattie. I enjoyed interacting with her, while she played with the Egge toy (a very large plastic egg), that she herded around the yard with her nose. My Puppy hasn't taken to any herding activities yet, but hopefully she will in the near future.
So, do you have a personal favorite toy and/or game to enjoy with your dog?:
1. Favorite toy in general
2. Favorite game you participate in
3. Favorite herding game/toy to interact with