Kickstart interest by smearing toys with peanut butter or stuffing small treats inside to associate with positive rewards.
Appeal to dog's senses by providing rubber, plush, rope and squeaky toys with surfaces to grip, carry and tug.
Try Different Textures
Throwing balls or discs triggers natural prey drive in most dogs — use different types and reward retrieval.
Move toys yourself in an engaging way to mimic prey to get your a dog's attention focused for interactive play.
Rotating novel toys keeps things interesting when you can supervise but not actively play too.
Allow Solo Play
Schedule specific toy play sessions daily strengthening the importance of appropriate toy habits.
Set Aside Special Time
Reward training, commands or tricks with short interactive toy play reinforcing wanted behavior.
Use As Training Rewards