With the New England weather being even more erratic than usual, I am trapped at walking fetch stage of training. I had just started this with my young dog 2 weeks ago and then came the seemingly endless rounds of snow, ice, subzero cold, rain, repeat. I can't use my yard due to ice all over. Driveway is covered in snow so dog can't see white bumpers. Nearby parking lots are still ice and snow covered and I also worry about chipping teeth when they dive for the bumpers. Currently we are experiencing the third torrential rain storm in the past 2 weeks. After dropping 2 inches on Monday the temps dropped to 3 degrees overnight and froze everything. Forecasting another 2-3 inches today. I am hoping winter will decide to go with one form of precipitation soon so we can finish up and move on.