If you know us, then you know this goes with us everywhere the dogs go. Every retriever must have this. It lets you pick up the ball without ever touching it. And it throws really far. That's one of the reasons we're always losing our ball in the neighbors' yards. Brodie is so high-energy and requires lots of exercise. We couldn't do it without this toy. Trainers always say that the number one way to correct a dog's behavioral problems is with exercise. This will do it. It has changed the game of fetch forever.