The Dead Fowl Trainer is made of a soft, natural-feel foam. The free swinging head and feet are made of a hard plastic. This feature insures that a secure body hold will be the dog's preference, avoiding the hard head and feet. Because the body is a foam material it will not sink, even when punctured. The Dead Fowl Trainer is training on every retrieve, reinforcing good habits and discliplining negative training behavior. The Dead Fowl Trainer is a must for the serious retriever trainer!