**Popsicle Cure **
Dummies are firm enough to discourage hardmouth habits from developing in most dogs. But a soft, fresh-killed duck is a whole new level of temptation. It's wiser to introduce duck scent through fetch practice with a hard frozen bird. But avid duck hunter Don Goodwin's latest dog, Pete, a Chessie, adamantly refused to take cold objects in his mouth. So Goodwin got a popsicle, seated Pete, and teased him mercilessly, bringing it near but then jerking it out of his reach. When Pete wanted it so badly he was drooling, Goodwin brought it close. Pete knocked it off the stick and devoured it. At the rate of just one a day of his favorite flavor, banana, Pete was soon ready to fetch frozen ducks.