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    Default Dummies - questions and looking for input

    ok.....I need some input here.

    I'm about ready to drop some cash on some training dummies.

    Have it narrowed down to a few.

    SportDog "Lucky Dog" - classic, used these with my previous Lab and they stood up very well, some over 10 years! price is right as well.

    Avery Hex - like the look of them, concerned how they will stand up to cold weather training that is a fact of life up here. Are they really that hard?

    Dokken deadfowls - I'm undecided on these. I can see the benefit of them, but for the price I can buy a lot of dummies, wings or even birds.
    my question is do "pro" trainers use these?


    Thanks for your input and time!
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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    Hi Charles,

    Thx...I did just confirm with Gun Dog Supply they have the newer "softer" Avery Hexabumper
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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    of the 3 choices of the OP above I vote lucky dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    of the 3 choices of the OP above I vote lucky dog.
    I'm with Ken, buy the cheapest you can find. They last a long time and easy to replace if lost.
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    Lucky dog. I still have some from 10yrs ago and the new ones from gundogsupply.com come with a rope and there $3
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    Have like 50 lucky dogs for pile work.. Have some hex for hold and FF work (i like them harder for that seems to keep them from chewing so much)

    a bumper is a bumper pretty much! Got some 3" lucky dogs and hex's for marking drills I do have dokkens too that i use a lot as well and they hold up well! Had last batch for like 15 years before i bought some new ones this last year
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    Have tried a lot of different ones and not saying some of the others don't work great but I have never had an issue with the lucky dog bumpers.

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