We try really hard to introduce our dogs to new and fun things. I had the opportunity to take Zuko, Mia and Finn to work with our friend Sonja on hunting skills. All 3 dogs have had water and bumper exposure but not actual frozen or live duck. Finn and Mia LOVED IT! Mia is 5 years old and never chased anything but a ball or a bumper. When exposed to a live duck on the water she went right to it, retrieved it and brought it back! It is amazing to me the instinct that is in these dogs. It was beautiful to watch. Finn did great with the live duck and the frozen ducks as well but the live duck started hissing at him and that threw him off his game. He looked at me like....Mom, get it yourself! I am so excited for the Mia/Finn litter this fall. They should have amazing puppies with huge retrieve drive!