Labrador Retrievers are natural fetchers, which is why they are called retrievers. So, you are not going to have to try too hard to get your Spantriever to fetch and retrieve. However, there are certain things you can do to teach your pooch to fetch you things besides that ball or frisbee that you throw. For example, wouldn’t it be pawesome to have your dog go get you the newspaper or the mail? This is not easy, but it can be done with just a few steps. After all, there is a Border Collie named Chaser who knows over one thousand items by name. It all starts with the same basic concept of showing your fur buddy an object, teaching them the name of the object, and treating them when they go and get you the object. Whether it is a toy, mail, or even a beer, you have to teach your pooch what it is before they can go and get it for you. You will need a lot of treats and patience for this activity, but it is good mental and physical exercise for your pooch.