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    Other than e-collar and bumpers/birds, what is the the most valuable piece of training equipment? What you would get if you had to start all over again to help train your dogs, especially for training alone? I am trying to priortize my list of needed equipment.

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    Wingers. And for some reason I never have enough bumpers.
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    I would agree wingers are really nice. Also " training retrievers alone" DVD by Dennis Voigt.
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    My GU SOG Wingers!

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    Thanks, I've been reading some of Dennis' articles on training alone. Very insightful.

    Any preferance on brand/style of winger?

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    a MENTOR......seriously, a seasoned or experienced mentor will save you in so many ways and increase your learning curve..notice that I didnt say a training group, that's because training a dog by committee is never a good idea
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    Stickmen. Get these before wingers, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Stickmen. Get these before wingers, IMHO.
    These are good to have but stickmen are fairly easy to make yourself. Pretty much a white shirt/jacket on some type of hanger on a stand. You can use a winger behind the stickmen which makes for a bird boy in the field to the dog. Very useful when training alone.

    Another important item, which can also be made yourself are some blinds to use as holding blinds for your dog and to use around your wingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migillicutty View Post
    Other than e-collar and bumpers/birds, what is the the most valuable piece of training equipment? What you would get if you had to start all over again to help train your dogs, especially for training alone? I am trying to priortize my list of needed equipment.
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