I have a dog who wants to chase bones.
I can take a bone and wave it in front of her and state, "Who's got the bone?" and she will yip and run after it if I throw it. A bone is the ONLY thing she ever goes after. She will pick it up, move it to somewhere near me, but not within reach, and chew on it for a minute. Then she will leave it where it is and come to my side for another round of "Who's got the bone?"
I am trying to teach her to fetch the bone and bring it back and I plan to reward her when she does. Unfortunately, she smells the treats so she won't leave me alone when "Who's got the bone" is played. She gets excited, but doesn't run. I've tried walking over to the thrown bone with her and leaving a piece of treat, but she doesn't seem to "get it". What am I doing wrong? The dog plays nothing else and has shown no interest in any other toys or activities (beyond sleeping in the direct sun and rolling onto her back for tummy rubs) ever.