Mine is a very good dog. She won't play though. When I throw a ball or a stick she just looks at me with sad eyes. If a ball is tossed or even rolled in her general direction she flinches away like a rock is being thrown at her. Being that she is a rescue, I blame her previous owner. We have had her for about three years now and have tried various training techniques but have all but given up. I'll occasionally still toss a ball away from us if I don't mind going to get it myself. Mainly we figure if she doesn't want to play, she doesn't have to just for our sakes. Otherwise she is a very sweet natured and obedient girl and is a cherished part of the family.