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  • DT Stystem

    5 5.43%
  • Lucky Dog bumpers

    30 32.61%
  • Dead Fowl trainers/ Dolkens

    14 15.22%
  • BumperBoy Bumpers

    5 5.43%
  • other

    38 41.30%
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Thread: Bumper choices

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    Senior Member Margo Ellis's Avatar
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    Default Bumper choices

    Has anyone ever noticed that there are certain bumpers you dogs prefer?
    Over the years we have gotten several different brands of bumpers, there are ones that all dogs prefer if given a choice.
    The DT System bumpers are the ones of choice, not sure if this is because they are softer and don't freeze up like the others.
    Lucky Dogs are last, as they seem to be a harder bumper most of the time and in Winter they are just like rocks. Plus if it is really cold they will shatter when thrown in parking lot.
    Dolken/ Avery trainers are right up there with first choices, not sure if it is the smell or the shape that attracts the dogs.
    Bumperboy bumpers are liked but the longer ropes and streamers usually give a young dog a fit or two.

    Any other imput?

    Margo
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    Default Re: Bumper choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis
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    Any other imput?

    Margo
    Newmann & Bennets (sp???) should be http://www.decoy1.com

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    I use any canvas bumpers I can get my hands on... I am about to try my hand at home-made bumpers using a fire hose that didn't pass inspection at the local fire hall.

    We'll have to see how much duck (duct) tape I'll need!

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    Bumper choice:

    Neumann and Bennetts.........the best! Softer than others........Good selection........

    Norene S.
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    I think all I have is Neumann & Bennetts also. Last time I ordered the blue ones - any reason for the color other then to tell your's apart from other peoples?

    mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryandkimo
    I think all I have is Neumann & Bennetts also. Last time I ordered the blue ones - any reason for the color other then to tell your's apart from other peoples?

    mary
    Blue bumpers? How well do the dogs see these?

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    Margo-

    Not being sarcastic, but I never noticed a preference by my dog. If you threw it-she wanted it.

    M
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    Hey M!
    I notice more of a choice happening during pile work or drill work. 8)


    Margo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis
    Quote Originally Posted by maryandkimo
    I think all I have is Neumann & Bennetts also. Last time I ordered the blue ones - any reason for the color other then to tell your's apart from other peoples?

    mary
    Blue bumpers? How well do the dogs see these?

    Margo
    Well what's interesting to me is we have several dogs that will choose a blue bumper over the other colors.........given the choice!
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    my dog seems to prefer canvas over most.

    the bumperboy bumpers i dont like the long ropes with the throw knob and seeing as i only use them on the laucher and never throw them i just cut the ropes short and left off the little plastic knob and put them on the dokkens

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