Shelby has become such a fun part of our family in the few weeks we have had her. She learns things SO quickly. She's been retrieving a toy since about a week after we got her and when we went to the Fe for Christmas, Dennis was able to pick some duck wings from the breeder, Jeromie. Shelby LOVES them. She retrieves them so naturally! In true Hawg Driver fashion, Shelby's retrieve command is Attack! I imagine that here in a few weeks, she is going to be ready to move on to actual birds. I am not totally excited about that process, but I know that it's essential, so I am going to try and not be too grossed out by it.