Bird Dog & Retriever News

June / July 2003 issue Page 18

 buoyancy claims before the thing finally came to the surface. This was a little disconcerting to both my dogs and me but no big problem once we realized what was happening.
The Gumabone Frisbee
Though technically not in a standard dummy shape, the "Guinabone Frisbee" or "flying disc" is a retrieving tool that most gun dogs are easily motivated to follow and to fetch whether it flies through the air or is rolled across the ground. Made from a soft, rubber-like synthetic material, the Gumabone Frisbee is dog-tooth resistant (though not chew-proof) and will float if thrown into water (because it sits low on the surface, however, it is difficult for a dog or dog owner to see in some weather and light conditions).
As a device for training, the Gumabone Frisbee has several potential applications as a tool used to increase a dog's interest in retrieving and as a way to increase steadiness to wing. As a source of exercise, the Frisbee can be tossed through the air then caught in mid -flight by

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