I'll be the first to admit we haven't done a good job training Andy. He can be willful and stubborn at times and this is most apparent when sticks are involved. The pup absolutely loves twigs and sticks, not for fetch mind you, but for consumption. Once he gets his jaws on a stick he generally refuses to let go. The "drop it" command means nothing to him when sticks are involved. Come to think of it, the "drop it" command also means nothing to Andy when it comes to balls and the carcasses of animals. Huh. We're going to have to work on that this winter.