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    Default Need Bumpers/Dummies for 4 mo Old Pup

    I will be placing an order for some bumpers/dummies but am unsure which ones to get. So like the title says, what size bumper should I buy for a 4 month old pup? Should I get multiple sizes? Also what brand? I live in the northeast so the winters get a bit cold.

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    David,

    These are nice for the young pups.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/1247white.html
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    DT Systems Soft Mouth Bumpers
    http://www.dtsystemsdirect.com/Small...thTrainer.aspx

    These are perfect for the cold. I don't buy them from dtsystemsdirect. Check Dogs Afield or other suplier for a cheaper price.

    Avery Hexabumpers are like bricks, even in warm weather.
    The last Neuman and Bennets I bought were junk. Hard (all but 2) even in warm weather and broke in the Georgia cold (that's spring for you guys).


    You'll want 2" for most yard drills up through TT. Then 3" for any real marking set ups. Most people will use white and orange. I also have black. The key with color is to have a color very visable from a distance (white) and not so visable from a distance (orange) when lying on the ground or in the water. Also you want the large bumpers to contrast well with the background when throwing marks. You want the dog to see the marks in the air.

    My list if just starting out....
    18 2" white
    18 2" orange
    12 3" white
    12 3" orange
    6 2" black
    6 3" black

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    My pup preferred the 2" canvas ones while he was teething. Now that he has finished teething I like to use these.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/sofknobplasd.html in black/white or all white color.

    Mike McArthur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Videtto View Post
    David,

    These are nice for the young pups.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/1247white.html
    I like the Dokken super dummies, too. They are small enough for puppies, they stay soft in the cold, snow does not stick to them, and your puppy may even like them while teething. I do not think they are as durable as other dummies, though.
    Renee P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Videtto View Post
    David,

    These are nice for the young pups.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/1247white.html
    Agree that these are the best for a pup to start with in my opinion.

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    I didn't have any idea how many bumpers I had. So, I counted:

    2" white-12
    2" orange-20
    3" white-8
    3" orange-6
    2" black and white-5
    3" black and white-4
    ATB flasher (large)-4
    Dokken Teal-2
    Various sizes of dokken

    I am sure that I have some more at the kennel but these are the ones I have at the house and in my truck. I acquired these over time.
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    Newman & Bennett are US made & have a large selection Website decoy1.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Davis View Post
    Newman & Bennett are US made & have a large selection Website decoy1.com
    Last ones I bought were as hard as bricks, several cracked in the GA cold, several valves popped out within a week, and it looked like a drunk had mated the halves together. I bought from gun dog supply.

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    Another plug for the Dokken Super foam dummies for young dogs.

    I had to switch my pup from Puppy Canvas to the Dokken Super Foam during his teething period. Helped him out big time and was also able to do some 'Hold' work with him b/c he had no issue with those bumpers.

    He's on Avery Hexabumpers now which are pretty soft too.

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