Does anybody here do the things their dog's were originally bred for? etc Patterdales for ratting or Springers for retrieving game birds I used to loan barney out to a guy that used to shoot, sadly he got into an accident and was paralyzed so can no longer shoot. I myself could not shoot an animal so instead I play hide and seek with objects in fields etc to keep him happy. Maya...well I have tried and failed. I have started making her run allot more though so we may start to make some progress with getting her to pull something, but who knows. If you don't do you do something similar etc like a staffie you aren't obviously going to train to fight over dogs but maybe instead you have a spring pole or play a good tug of war.