| 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