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Dog won't drop ball while playing fetch, but he will drop other toys he fetches?

Every dog has their own personality and own values. As you correctly suspected, your dog values his possession of the ball more than treats. One trick you can try is trading one object with another of ...
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Dog running away with toy

You need to find something worth more than the ball in your dogs eyes and offer it as reward for giving up the ball. This can be difficult, as you've already mentioned that treats don't work, and ...
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Is it rare for a cat to play fetch?

I have had two cats in my life that "fetch" the first I learned by accident. I wadded up a piece of paper and threw it away and she brought it back to me. Her reward was a belly rub. She loved them. ...
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Dog running away with toy

This is a fairly common problem. I would make a game out of fetching the ball. You basically want the dog to be in drive, have her fetch, take the ball away and get her to fetch again. You can do ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

I see 2 possibilities here, one more likely. First, make sure he isn't going blind. Simply engage him in play, preferably in a poorly lit room, and move your hand holding a toy or a treat far to the ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

Enforcing naptime worked! He was already napping on his own when I let him out, but I guess he was still over-exerting himself by getting my attention all day. I put him in bed in the bedroom for a ...
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