Initially use treats to encourage your dog to go after and pick up toys, creating a positive association.
Say "get it!" when you throw the toy so your dog learns that cue means to run after the object.
Daily short fetch sessions reinforce the training. Toss the toy short distances and keep sessions positive.
Say "drop it" and offer a treat when your dog returns so they learn to release the toy to you.
Teach "Drop It"
Praise excitedly when your dog fetches the toy. This rewards the behavior you want to see more of.
Lots of Praise
Gradually increase the distance you throw the toy as your dog becomes more reliable at fetching.
Make it more rewarding by using toys your dog loves like balls, plush toys or ropes.
Use Favorite Toys