Hi guys and girls,
I've got a 5 year old Kelpie who is very well trained. She sits, lays down, rolls over, hi-5 with both paws, never walks on a lead, and will sit and wait for me for hours on end without being tied up or ever moving a muscle.
There is of course one problem which I just don't know how to fix...
Every time we play fetch she chases the ball like a mad woman, then takes it to anyone else that's around in the park. Other dog owners, people picnicking, etc. She drops it at their feet, lies down, stares at them and barks incessantly until they throw it.
She never brings it back to me. Even if we try it alone at night when there is absolutely nobody around, she'll drop it five metres from me and bark like a nut. She refuses to do anything but bark when this happens. She won't come even if I have treats. The only way for me to stop her is to walk to her and take the ball.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.