Clover brings toys back to me to throw most of the time at home. She knows the word "give", but I need to be touching the toy before she does give it. When we go out, the game becomes "RUN AWAY FROM MUM". I'm not chasing her, but she'll still run and run and run! I've NEVER played games chasing her for toys, but Mac (the other dog) does. When we go to the park or something, if she has a toy, she'll run off. If she finds a wrapper on the ground and decides she wants to carry it, she runs off. If she picks up a stick, she runs off with it. If she has anything in her mouth (when she is at the park), the game is chasey NOT fetch. I've considered tying a toy to me so she can't run off. If I manage to grab her, and say "give" while holding the object, she will give it. But it's the grabbing her that's the issue, and the fact that when she's running in such bliss she's out of my control. So I think my solution might be to teach her give at a distance, but I also don't want to teach her to spit stuff on the ground (I want a formal obedience retrieve eventually). Perhaps using treats to teach a new cue for spitting on the floor... :/ But then there's always the case that she won't listen to me because it's SO FUN running around with it. :dogrolleyes: Any suggestions?