Some of the first things I teach my dogs is retrieving. (Based on gentle and happy methods). When a dog can retrieve we can have so much fun together. Juli used a long time to get familiar with swimming. And a spaniel should retrieve in water. So we
have spent quite a long time in water just to have fun. Juli thinks birds are so interesting when they are alive, but not so interesting when they are cold and dead. So I have worked with her to retrieve dead birds.