I have tried numerous toys (including this one) many times now with no luck on getting him to fetch. Most of the time he wouldn't play with anything I threw at all. Just smell it, maybe bat it once and walk away. Sorte just decided to magically start bringing this "krinkly" ball back for me today! I was so happy I had to get the camera out. Hehe I just wish it was a little heavier so i could throw it farther for him. Might add a bit of tape to it for weight (they are only $.99 at Petco).