I think I have posted before about the different ways that our pack all try get then tennis ball thrown. This seems to depend on the fact that we are three different breeds.
This is how we all did it today when out in the park.
Auntie Breeze being a Border Collie goes for the run out and then 'claps'. Basically she runs out drops down and then waits for it to be thrown.
Dare also is a Border Collie but he has a very strong Collie eye. So he keeps staring at the boss until the ball is thrown and he then thinks he gets it because he has been staring so hard...
Being an English Shepherd and obviously expect the tennis ball to be thrown for me so first I look at the boss expectantly standing close to it.
And if that doesn't work I make it more obvious to them what I am after.
Of course Chip being a Patterdale Terrier always makes it very obvious what he wants...