I'm very excited - we've booked Rusty in for his grade 1 gun dog training which starts at the end of July. While I don't shoot I do want to give him something stimulating to do and he seems to show good potential. For example when ever anything moves Barney will automatically chase and bark. Rusty will sit at my side and watch carefully, not following the example of his big pack brother thank goodness! Because I'm completely new to training a puppy I've deliberately not attempted to teach any kind of fetch/retrieve game knowing that it's harder to unteach bad habits. The course paperwork instructs me to bring along a 1lb dummy so my question is should I keep up the complete ignorance until we get to our first lesson or should I introduce Rusty to it before hand? If so - how?