The method for my switch retrieve was taken from the Totally Gundogs website ... here. Is that not how you'd normally do it, then? You're right, though, it does mean that it's a mark (or memory if you do it as it's described in that article), followed by a series of blinds. On the other video, no I'm not giving him a line. Yes, I should be. Now, that's something I wanted to ask you about. I noticed that you were putting the back of your hand towards Riley's face, whereas I've been using my hand the other way round. Is there a reason for that? Am I doing it wrong? I don't really have a solid idea of what I should be doing. I see some people straddling their dogs and putting their hands over the dog's head (how can the dog see that?), or standing behind and doing a similar thing. The hand at the side of the face makes a bit more sense to me, because you can ensure the dog is looking in the right direction before sending him back. I'd love to hear your thoughts, though. I'm actually quite excited about the snow for training purposes, because it gives me a blank canvas to work with, whereas in the summer, the paths tend to draw the dogs along and towards them, since they're a lot easier to run on than the coarse grasses and lumpy ground. Which is fine if they're in a straight line to the dummy, but rather disruptive otherwise. When I get more than one dummy down? Yeah, I have no idea how to go about that without a training partner to pick up the second dummy if he runs to it... J would be happy to help out, but he's very busy now the snow is here. He'll be working on the mountain all day and then coming off the hill to do his building work in the evenings, so not much time for training, sadly.