The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: Which Whistle

  1. #21
    Senior Member Rick Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Klondike, LA
    Posts
    1,345

    Default

    You might want to try Fox's Sonic Blast, very compact and loud downrange when you lean on it. Sound is baffled away from you some, rather than directed to your ears like the Fox 40, but you'll still want to cup it with your hands when you really let it rip. Will also work quietly and with inflection for directing closer retrieves.
    If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.

    (And to see just how confused I really am, join us in my online blind at: Rick's 2012-2013 season log)

  2. #22
    Junior Member DEAD EYE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Fox 40. Same used by referees in college football.

  3. #23
    Senior Member Charles C.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Marshall, TX
    Posts
    1,535

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DEAD EYE View Post
    Fox 40. Same used by referees in college football.
    What'd you say? I can't hear you over the ringing in my ears. Seriously, though, I like the Blue Dallessasse whistle the best. The green monster is good, too, but it's harder to make a softer sound up close and they're hard to find.

  4. #24
    Senior Member J. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    960

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Daren Galloway View Post
    Repeated pattern blind last night, stopped him at 300 or so, I was running out of real estate, he responded nicely, I'll stick with the Dallesasse. Need another one for backup now. New question anyone used the plain acme whistle with no megaphone on it for say hunting? I don't really want the dallesasse or such on my lanyard with all my calls etc, too much crap on there already. Only concern is as loud as the dallesasse is will the plain acme be too hard on a guys ears?
    You can always get the one that's already cut down.

    http://www.dogsafield.com/Dallesasse.../#.Ugw8gMu9KSM
    "When a good trainer stops learning about dogs, he stops being a good trainer." the late Gene Hill

    "If you want to find out what kind of trainer you are, leave your transmitter in the truck." the late Rex Carr

    http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood..../dog_formulas/

  5. #25
    Senior Member J. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    960

    Default

    I think I'm going to go back to the Mega and just take my chances. I've grown to really dislike the Dallesasse whistle. Though louder, my dog responds poorly to it at a distance for whatever reason. The whistle is designed to be blown full blast all the time which makes getting consistent tone at shorter distances difficult. It's also an awkward, cumbersome design with the length and weight.
    "When a good trainer stops learning about dogs, he stops being a good trainer." the late Gene Hill

    "If you want to find out what kind of trainer you are, leave your transmitter in the truck." the late Rex Carr

    http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood..../dog_formulas/

  6. #26
    Senior Member Daren Galloway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    183

    Default

    I'm gonna stick with the Dallesasse, my dog is responding to it well and the other day I was throwing birds and I could hear the Dallesasse a lot better than the Answer, 10mph cross wind. I don't have a problem with a quick quieter toot at close distance so I'm stickin with it.
    Daren Galloway

  7. #27
    Senior Member J. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    960

    Default

    I went back to the Mega and haven't looked back. My dog simply responds better to the crisper tone of the Mega. The difference in response is really apparent.
    Last edited by J. Walker; 10-11-2013 at 09:52 PM.
    "When a good trainer stops learning about dogs, he stops being a good trainer." the late Gene Hill

    "If you want to find out what kind of trainer you are, leave your transmitter in the truck." the late Rex Carr

    http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood..../dog_formulas/

Posting Permissions

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