The first time we did fetch at dog training classes, almost all the other dogs ran after their toys and most of them brought them back. When it was our turn my biped waved my toy about and then threw it and said, “Fetch!” I sat and looked at her. She repeated, “Fetch!” I put my head on one side and remained where I was. The trainer soon decided it was the turn of the next dog and my biped had to go and get my toy herself.
My biped asked the trainer for some tips on how to get me to fetch more reliably. She explained that we worked on it at home and that I would sometimes do it, but I’d only ever do it once. You’d think she’d be pleased that I do it at all!