I bet he will forgive you but he might not stand so close when you start swinging a stick.
I once threw a kong and as my dog chased it down it took a weird bounce and smacked her right in the mouth. She never went near a kong again. I felt guilty about it.
Linus van Pelt Haus Juris CGC. My Sweet Babboo, born March 17, 2014.
Madeline Ronan Heart (Maddie) Dec 1997 -- November 22, 2013 Rescue GSD, Sable