Waterfowl hunters have long brought dogs to assist in retrieving their birds during the fall waterfowl hunting seasons. Training dogs in refuge waters by tossing a retrieval dummy or other object for out-and-back exercise is allowed, as long as dogs do not disturb or endanger wildlife or other people enjoying the refuge.  All dogs must be under control of their owner/handlers at all times or on a leash. All dogs must be on a leash when on hiking trails or other areas so posted. Dogs are not allowed to roam. Owners/handlers are responsible for disposal of dog droppings. Field trials or commercial/professional dog training activities and other unconfined domestic animals are prohibited on the refuge. More information about unconfined domestic animals can be found in the refuge Public Use regulations