He is a very active cat! A little timid about his first time camping, every time somebody got too close to the trailer, he hid under the pillows on the dinette seats, but he got better about it before we left. I don't know about "teaching" him to fetch, about the only things he brings in are lizards, snakes, big bugs and the occasional bird, which he never kills. When we take him for a walk, he is just like a little kid--wants to keep going until he drops, then doesn't want to go home and has to be carried. But he does like the water!