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    Quote Originally Posted by Scum Frog View Post
    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!
    DT Systems, hands down. Warm weather, cold it doesn't matter. Do not like hex and you really only need a few Dockens.

    I would own nothing else, and have had or tried most on the market.
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    There are tons of dummies around the world. Most are in Washington DC
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    Thanks for your input...order placed.

    Did a mix of jumbo Luckydogs and reg Avery Hexabumpers.
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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    Gotta go with lucky dog,only thing is I start with 40 and by end of summer am down to 12.Usually show back up following year...Haaa. Jim

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    Might I suggest a way to mark "Your" bumpers for future collection?
    After having dozens dissapear over the years and no way to identify Mine I have started to die the ends with Dip N Dye.
    It can be found in any fishing supply store and comes in many colors, mainly flourescent glow. A cu-tip applicator will be your best bet for application and re-application will be necessary occasionally but You will know which bumpers are yours.
    Wear rubber gloves since most of the dyes are Garlic scented but the odor will go away in a week or two.
    "Character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching"....J.C. Watts

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    WHile on the subject of bumpers, I really wish that they would all do away with valves. IMO it's a worthless PIA feature
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
    WHile on the subject of bumpers, I really wish that they would all do away with valves. IMO it's a worthless PIA feature
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
    WHile on the subject of bumpers, I really wish that they would all do away with valves. IMO it's a worthless PIA feature
    Totally agree.
    I only buy valveless bumpers.
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    I currently use all of the bumpers you are asking about with the exception of the hexa-bumpers as they crack and break in the cold (this includes the new supposed softer ones) I have 3.5 dozen 3" sportdog bumpers for doing yard work. Many folks like to use the 2" those would save you a little bit over the 3". Sportdog bumpers are my go to bumper, you can get them in six packs from some retailers and save money. The dokkens are more money but I like the releasim of them I usually keep a dozen of them on hand. I tend to use them more in the cold and snow. While the dokkens do get to smelling if they get wet it doesnt bother me, and the dogs dont seem to mind either
    Jesse

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
    WHile on the subject of bumpers, I really wish that they would all do away with valves. IMO it's a worthless PIA feature
    I cant say I have ever messed with the darn things and alot of mine have them. If I start sinking them in the pond I guess I will pay more attention to them.
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