I think I’ve decided Riot doesn’t like retrieving in front of others.
He wouldn’t do a land single today at field training even though we made it really short. Afterwards someone was really nice and threw really close bumpers for him. He just had no interest. I’m not sure if it was the type of cover we were in or what.
Since Riot’s incision isn’t completely healed yet and he’s still supposed to be taking it easy, I didn’t let him swim. I would have been interested to see if he would have picked up a bumper in the water since the one field training class we made it to before he got sick, he didn’t pick up a bumper on land, but was okay picking them up in water. Guess we’ll just have to wait until next month to find out.
After Cisco swam, I pulled a bumper out and got Riot to bring it back to me twice — the surface was pretty much grass or weeds (so more like what we were used to). I think I’m going to have to find new places to take him and practice with bumpers since he doesn’t seem to have a problem in the backyard.