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    Default Bumper Color for Marking

    I have very limited places to train now that I have moved to RI. I found some land, but the grass is always cut to 3-4 inches. Dog is two years old and has two Senior passes. Will using orange bumpers be beneficial? Or with so little cover, will it really make a difference what color I use?

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    Whites and black and whites for marks. Orange for blinds. Duckdon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Lietzau View Post
    Whites and black and whites for marks. Orange for blinds. Duckdon
    x2!Orange for blinds majority of the time.
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    Problem is, the cover is so low, she can see white bumpers before she's in the area. I was thinking orange would force her to use her nose a bit once she's in the AOF.
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    White so they use their eyes to find it. With no cover I see your problem though.

    If the background is good, like a good skyline so the dog can see the bumper in the air, I would try putting a sock or some kind of homemade sleeve over the bumper to make it off white or light grey. Still visible, but not so visible they can see it from the line.

    You can try orange, but you want them to use their eyes to find the mark IMO. They sell all different colors of bumpers too.
    Last edited by John Lash; 12-15-2012 at 08:54 PM.
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    In short cover if you have an open background you can use solid black bumpers to make it a little more difficult to find the mark. Only use these against an open sky or your dog may not be able to see the mark
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    whites for marks

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    I see some people using orange for marking in low cover.
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