Teaching dog to drop the ball?
UGH, my little dog loves to play fetch but she just cannot figure out the part about letting me have the ball. She stands there chewing on the ball and allowing it to fall out of her mouth but then when I try to take it she jerks her head away or if it's on the floor she beats me to the ball and snatches it away from me. If I have some treats she will give me the ball but only if I have treats...she just cannot seem to learn how to let me have the ball unless it's in exchange for a treat. She loves to run after the ball when I do manage to take it from her...she comes right back to me and it starts all over...her little game of keep away...HA! Any ideas how to encourage her to give me the ball? She just doesn't get it...I cannot just give her treats after treats though or she'll be over weight if she keeps eating!