@rusty-vandura our trainer is working on teaching us not the dog. My wife just returned from a walk where he was so well mannered she was worried he might be hurt so seems to be working. He hasn't been through any trauma thankfully, my in laws have had rescues who were borderline untrainable.
@facw Chuck-It dog toys are brilliant. My boy had one of those soccer-ball sized balls with the nylon outer and the groove around it so he could pick it up. He loved it. I got him a new one after the old one finally bit the dust after a good couple of years, but unfortunately we don't get to play as much now since he hurt his back.
@looseonexit Other than a brief jaunt to New Orleans to pick up a puppy and a barely pre COVID HS basketball tournament in Tennessee, I don't think I've been on a real vacation in like 3 years. I need to get out of this state again and see some more of the world. Preferably somewhere warm enough that dog sled tours aren't an option.