My dog will go after everything I throw and hold it in his mouth but won't give it back to me. He tries to keep it away from me, what do I do?
Before you do anything else, make sure your dog has a good understanding of the sit command. All games of fetch should begin with you asking your dog to sit. Make sure it’s sitting calmly next to you before moving on to the next step. This ensures that once the dog understands the rules of the game, it won’t jump up on you to try to get the ball before you get a chance to throw it.