In the movies, on commercials, in the park you see all kinds of dogs jumping to catch tossed Frisbees, but those dogs are not my dog. My dog treats the tossed Frisbee the way Superman regards Kryptonite, but that doesn't stop my son from trying to teach an old dog new tricks. He tosses, cajoles, and points, but the dog just licks his fingers. He offers rewards, even dips the Frisbee in dog food so it smells edible, but Hopeful declines to approach within five feet of a tossed Frisbee.
What do you do with a retriever that won't retrieve? Maybe it's time to let sleeping dogs lie.