We’ve talked before about behavioral chains and how the game of fetch is a great way to define a behavioral chain link by link — 1. Toss object (or direct dog to get object). 2. Dog goes to object (speed a variable of course — saunter, run, hurl, etc.). 3. Dog picks up object. 4. Dog brings object to person. 5. Dog hands object to person. If your dog isn’t fetching, figure out which link or links are missing and fix those first.
fetch·ing (fěch’ĭng) adj. Very attractive; charming: a fetching new dogtag.