At the end of a busy day, there are plenty of chores to do such as tidying up and securing the house, without having to add in tidying up after the dog.
Wouldn't it be nice if the dog would clear up after himself?
Even if you don't go the whole way and expect the dog to do the housework, it's perfectly plausible to teach him to put his toys away in a basket. Whether you want this to be a party-piece trick or a genuine way of tidying up, is up to you. Whatever your reasons, know that training a dog in this way actually provides valuable mental stimulation and helps the dog bond with you. Indeed, even dogs with dementia can benefit from training of this sort (when done with patience) as it keeps their minds active and slows up mental decline.
The sequence of fetching a toy and dropping it in a box is complex for a dog, so training is best broken down into baby steps. The trick is to teach each step independently and only move on when the dog has mastered the former.
In this case, the dog is taught to pick up toys on command and drop them. Then to drop the toy into a box, and finally to retrieve a toy and drop it into the box.
When starting out, it's helpful to train in a quiet room with few distractions. This helps the dog to concentrate. In addition, you will need: