The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Gun Dog Broker
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 47 of 47

Thread: Dummies - questions and looking for input

  1. #41
    Senior Member Ken Bora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont
    Posts
    11,077

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crackerd View Post
    ..... you have to be vigilant as they have a habit of "disappearing" among your training group, especially around the time a new puppy comes along.

    MG
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    .....I'd advise you to go ahead and give your dog exposure to several different types of bumpers. You don't want to be one of those guys that shows up at a training day and says "Hey, throw my dogs those XYZ's. He HATES ABC bumpers." Train your dogs to think a bumper's a bumper's a bumper.

    Chris
    keeping extra rope in the truck that matches all your bumpers, and a knife in your pocket. will help expose your pup to all kinds of bumpers.
    I'll pick up the training field while you all run home regards
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

  2. #42
    Administrator Chris Atkinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Mount Zion, IL
    Posts
    6,745

    Default

    Ken, you're too complex for me. I carry a sharpie. I put "CDA" on all of my bumpers.
    "Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"

  3. #43
    Senior Member mitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Salt Lake City
    Posts
    2,222

    Default

    Scheels sells the DT soft mouth bumpers, too.
    Renee P

  4. #44
    Senior Member Dave Farrar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lemoore CA
    Posts
    297

    Default

    Just a heads up, Gun Dog Supply has a great deal on the Lucky Dog bumpers.
    $22.20 for 7- you can mix and match.

  5. #45
    Member jde512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    55

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farrar View Post
    Just a heads up, Gun Dog Supply has a great deal on the Lucky Dog bumpers.
    $22.20 for 7- you can mix and match.
    You beat me to it Dave. I was coming here to post the same thing.

  6. #46
    Senior Member 2tall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Taos, New Mexico
    Posts
    7,819

    Default

    HaHa! I was doing a search for this thread, reading all the posts so far, and then realized I was reading today's comments. We all must receive the same ads from GDS! Anyway, the more I read, the more I think I want to go with the DT's. Are there any sales on those anywhere? BTW, my dogs will pick up anything you throw, so its just a matter of quality and price.
    Carol,
    Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
    Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
    Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, JH
    http://newhoperetrievers.com

  7. #47
    Senior Member Dave Farrar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lemoore CA
    Posts
    297

    Default

    I honestly don't know if my pup will pick up everything thrown for him. He has only had canvas dummies. I jumped on this deal and will get some DTs and Avery Hex bumpersin the next few weeks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •