Our dogs don't really care too much for sticks. I think Tatonka is actually afraid of fetch because she runs away every time I've tried to play it with her. She isn't fond of flying objects.
She is, however, fond of paper plates. She will steal them out of the garbage and hoard them (even if they dont have a speck of food on them!) If you lay one down on the table or any place she can reach it you can be sure that it will be gone.