This could be the silliest training question ever... But I haven't been able to perfect Fleetwood's 'fetch'! He's obsessed with his tennis balls-- He'd play until he fell over dead if I let him. But when I throw it, he brings it back. About 10-20 feet away. And drops it. And then he waits for me to go get it. He will drop it on command, He does NOT play keep away. He REALLY wants me to throw it, He just doesn't understand how to bring it ALL the way to me. Now, I have never, EVER gone to get it. I always wait and/or encourage him to bring it within 5 feet or so. He does it much better when I'm sitting on the ground. He'll eventually do it, sometimes on the first try, sometimes after 10 minutes. What he'll usually do when I say "Go on, go get your ball!" Is grab it in his mouth, move it a few inches (usually not in my direction) or chomp on it for a second, and then drop it and pace in a few circles to see if I'll throw it. I've tried using a leash to guide him, he just spits it out as soon as the leash tenses. I've used a tug/ball combo to play tug with him when he DOES bring it back, but he can't seem to generalize that to just the ball. Treats don't exist when there's a ball around, he will literally spit out chicken breast for his ball. I've worked on "bring it here" with other objects, pretty much unsuccessfully, using the clicker and food. But when there's something to be thrown or tossed, that's his reward. He could care less about food. So I'm working on 'Hold it' with other general objects for different purposes, and when we're really good at that I suppose I could try teaching him with the hold command to 'bring it here'. But what a process that's proving to be! I'm also afraid that I'll 'poison' the hold cue once I bring the ball into the equation. Any advice?? I should also point out that this is a process that hasn't improved one bit within the last 7 months or so. Despite being completely consistent about not throwing it until he brings it within 5 feet or so.