Still new to the site and have enjoyed and learned a lot...thanks to all...have to share...Just finished up a double water mark with my boy Hagen and lined him up for his blind, diagnol entry, 40 yard swim, and 20 yards up the bank to the bumber by a tree. Send him, veers right, handle left, veers left takes a nice handle toward the bumper. Gets out and overruns the mark, stop him call him in and he stares at the mark and then decides to take a dump!! Finishes his business, walks back to the bumper stares at it then decides to return to me! Just before reentering the water I whistle hard and back!!!! he goes back and reluctantly and very slowly picks up the bumper and heads my way. Im talking to my helper and asked if there was an ant pile or something that would have detered the retrieve. She said nope put it where you said. Im shaking my head and puzzled as to why he did that. He comes to heel I say drop, take the bumper and a tennis ball falls out with it.....still cracking up!!!