Ok so I've been trying to teach Charlie to fetch since he came to live with me at 13 weeks old. He's now coming up to 10 months and this is the only thing I've tried to teach him that he just doesn't get. We've been successful less than 5 times in several months and despite making a huge huge fuss I'm pretty sure these were just by accident. I need help - I'd really like to play fetch with my dog. I play with the toy (lets say a kong wubba) and make it super exciting. Once Charlie is interested and is trying to take it from me I throw the toy and shout "Get it!". Charlie chases the toy and then either a) doesn't pick it up - i.e. chases it, pounces on it, and then leaves it b) picks it up and runs off with it/settles down to chew it c) picks it up, notices me trying to get him to come to me, drops the toy and comes over to me! If he actually picks the toy up then I'm jumping around like a mad woman shouting "Fetch" trying to look as happy and interesting as possible. I know not to look like I'm going to grab the toy so I try to use my hands to just pat my legs. He knows come. He'll easily give me toys when I ask for them (i.e when we're playing tug). He's in the mood to play and is very interested in the toy. Most of the techniques I've read require the dog to pick up the toy and for you to entice them back to you - but if he doesn't pick up the toy and just does his hunting dog chase and kill it move, or he drops the toy to come back to me, then what am I supposed to do?! ALL comments welcome.