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What bumper do you prefer for water training?

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I use them all, so that my dog is used to retrieving a variety of things. I don't have a particular preference.
 

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My dog will use all of those I'm sure.... he fetches about anything you could throw.... but I prefer the foam duck just because I want him to be familiar with the birds when he picks them up out of the water. A knobby bumper doesn't seem to me that it'll feel like a duck when he picks it up and I've been lucky enough that he's even a decent duck dog so I don't want to screw myself by throwing him off in training.
 

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STEVO said:
It doesnt matter which one I use, My dog still wont bring back the real thing(duck) :evil:
It helps if you shoot one. :wink: :wink:
 

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Loke said:
STEVO said:
It doesnt matter which one I use, My dog still wont bring back the real thing(duck) :evil:
It helps if you shoot one. :wink: :wink:
Richard Wolters didnt say that on the DVD :oops: :D

My dog loves to retrieve any of the dummies(or anything I throw) I prefer to use the rubber bumpers with the valve on them I think. Good news though. For the first time on friday night Thor was actually retrieving a frozen duck. WAAAAAHHHOOOOO(hey, we gotta start somewhere) I have had him out a few times this year, trying to get the hang of things. I would shoot the duck, He would run out to it in the water , sniff it a few times, dunk it a few times with his nose, & wait for me to come retrieve it.

It was a little funny the other night. We have been practicing with the rubber bumpers, And the foam ducks. Anyways, the other night I was outside tossing a frozen duck for him & the head busted off & went rolling across the lawn. He looked at me like "what the hell was that". **** Chessie facial expressions anyways!!! :lol:
 

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STEVO said:
....Anyways, the other night I was outside tossing a frozen duck for him & the head busted off & went rolling across the lawn. He looked at me like "what the hell was that". **** Chessie facial expressions anyways!!! :lol:
Classic! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
 
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