Hide and Seek
This is a great one-on-one game for you a your dog. The best way to get the initial idea in their head is to throw the ball and then hide while they go and retrieve it. They’ll realize that you’re not there anymore and run around trying to find you so that you can continue to throw the ball for them. Another way to go about this is the sit and stay method. This can be a bit tricky if your dog tends to get a little too excited and can’t sit still but it works in the same fashion. Tell your dog to sit and stay then go in another room to hide and call their name once you’re settled in.