Coulee was having a rest day yesterday so I took Tate and Lacey to the dog park by themselves. I discovered something very important... retrievers they are not. :)
They were both very interested in the toy but seemed incapable of finding it unless it was really obvious.
With Coulee I throw it as hard and as far as I can. With these two I had to do short little throws.
I discovered that Lacey only uses her eyes to search for the toy. She runs to where she thinks it is and if it isn't there, she looks for it and will sometimes spot it, but is generally pretty ineffective as she is often short of the mark.
Tate on the other hand only uses his nose. He was completely oblivious to where it went but would run off anyway and end up sniffing 20 feet away from the toy and have no luck. In his defence, I think the throwing motion of the frisbee was different than what he was used to so he was never really sure when and where I threw it.
Whenever they did get it though, they were very, very proud of themselves.