Lexie has always liked to play fetch. In fact, when she was 5 weeks old and we went to first see her, we tossed a doggie toy and she went and got it and brought it back to my husband. We have had the problem of not letting the toy go. I would hold the toy and say drop it, and that became a tug of war. Then I would slide my finger to the side of her mouth and say drop it, but that really never worked. Last night I threw one of her toys and she ran and brought it back. I was talking to my husband and was kind of ignoring her. So Lexie, on her own, drops the toy at my feet and sits as if to say play with me. So now I found when she brings her toy back if I give her a few moments to chew it and not say anything she will just drop the toy. Then I tell her what a good girl she is!