"Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"
You can call it what you will, dummy/dummies/bumper/game/ etc ..I think that's where the 'terminology' and/or misunderstanding-translation can get confusing 'Globally' !...
Let's just call it a 'Target'?..
Anyhow, Mine just treat them all as a ''game''.
One Shooter One Spaniel One Retriever
I'm just goofing. I use bumpers way more than birds in my training.
Thanks for all your answers!
(including the off topic discussion about font sizes )