But if, like me, you simply want to find more sheds, Dokken has plenty of advice and encouragement. "Retrievers have a slight edge in terms of trainability," he says. "But any breed with a retrieving instinct can be trained. I've seen upland [pointing] breeds, spaniels, even shepherds do well. Like most dog training, teaching how to find sheds is conditioned behavior. You get the dog excited, make the game fun and successful for him, and work in a sequence."