My dog broke another incisor today while retrieving a bumper boy dummy.
Last year he broke the incisor on the other side of his mouth twice and it had to be removed. These are the incisors next to the canines.
He frequently rolls or does sommersaults when reaching the bumper at full tilt. The dog marks well and runs to the bumper without hesitation. It is not just the plastic bumpers but the canvas ones too.
I plan to work him more in water, but good water is scarce. The HT's around here run the dogs through what amounts to several inches of mud or clay covered with 6 inches of water.
How do you keep your dogs from breaking their teeth? Do you make them run marks slow, so they do not hurt themselves? I tried setting the bumper boy out 150 yards, but that does not seem to change the pace.
Should I run marks in waist high grass, where I lose sight of the dog?