16. Play soccer
Choose a ball that is slightly larger than your dog’s mouth so that he cannot pick it up and carry it. Take your dog to an open space such as the back garden or an empty park.
Make sure you have a supply of treats to reward him whenever he performs well.
Start by getting your dog acquainted with the ball by leaving it in front of him and allowing him to smell it. If he starts moving the ball by himself, immediately praise him, but do not give him a treat at this stage. If your dog is not interested in the ball at all, start gently rolling it towards him while encouraging him to play with it.
Every time your dog touches the ball with his nose or paw, praise him immediately. It may take several sessions before your dog gets the hang of dribbling the ball, but it will happen eventually. Start kicking the ball longer distances away from you and encouraging him to dribble it all the way back. Reward him with a treat as soon as he returns with the ball.