Also, it's still rabbit and quail season. If I could put a bunny in the pot it would help flesh-out one of my training needs: rabbit skin ball!
Instructions:Take one rabbit skin, fresh.
Apply liberal coating of Borax to flesh side and allow skin to dry for 3-5 days.
Take one baseball:
Using a stapler-wrap rabbit skin around baseball.
and you should get something like this:
For spaniels (and other gundogs) it is used to lay down a scent trail.
Throw ball such that it rolls when it lands, not in a high arc that keeps it rather stationary after landing (key point here, remember it's about creating a scent TRAIL).