Our lake access is a small beach we share access to with 2 other homes. This year one of our neighbours installed a dock. The first time we went to the beach and Hailey saw the dock, she barked, and barked and barked at it. Now she is brave and will go on it.
Phod wasn't scared and on the weekend discovered he could jump off it! I so wish the car wasn't so traumatic for him (he gets soooooooooo sick) because this would be his sport.
FYI: Re the ball debacle - his current favourite ball is a chuck it ball. It is just a different one. He is now reluctantly playing fetch with the new ones, but I think he intentionally misplaced the new orange one in hopes of getting his precious back.