If anyone can offer any tips on this issue I'm having I'd be very happy! When my poodle was younger she would run after the frisbee and (more often than not) on command bring it back and drop it. However for a few months now she chases after it (ball, frisbee etc) sits down with it, drops it on the floor in front of her, starts chewing it and won't bring it back. When I attempt to get closer she runs of with the object in her mouth. Today I attempted to use a long leash to better control her environment and to stop this running away from me game. That worked and when she released the ball a high value treat was given but she was only interested in the ball. She is able to resist going to the ball when on the floor in front of her on command 'leave it' and once the ball is given to us 'out' it is quickly returned hoping that she will get the connection that the ball is not kept by us. Does anyone know where I should start with retraining?