It’s a balsa-wood airplane. Yep, that old-fashioned kiddy toy flies reliably, and makes a great introduction to “flush” for a puppy. In fact, maybe better than a bird out of a launcher, which is noisy, offers tempting odor (perhaps too soon in the training) and is a bit of a hassle to set up.
Simply wind up the propeller, hide it in your coat, “whoa” your dog and you’re ready to teach steady to wing. Add another toy – a cap gun – and you’re set for the rest of the wing-shot-fall routine. Just leave your roller skates in the attic.