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With its leak-proof design the Vinyl Training Dummy is a great tool for training your hunting pal. Designed to be used as a training tool for retrieval this soft vinyl dummy floats in water and has a textured surface for better grip and hold. Small 2" x 10" Large 2.5" x 11.25"
One of the best dog toys ever. I like the small version for my 2.5 yr old lab (fits easily in my pocket). It's easy to throw. I can throw it (an underarm sling) for a couple hours at the beach without having my arm ache. Orange is more visible for me in tall grass or in the waves at the beach (dogs are supposed to be color blind, but it seems more visible to him too). It makes a good splash & sound when it hits the water so my dog can tell where it landed. The rope attaching the ball is easily replaced with cheap polypropylene rope (about $5 for 50'). Highly recommended. Caution: I bought a used one supposedly "in good condition". It wasn't, and my dog broke through the plastic the first day I got it. Don't buy any used product.
Our dogs loved this training dummy as soon as they got it. Size was just right. Weight made it easy to throw. Unfortunately, it only took 30 minutes of play time before the cord had broken off of the body. The plastic split, so there was no way to re-attach it. Wish it had a better design at the connection point to prevent this. Otherwise it would be a great product.
This toy is a tool for training dogs to retrieve. I have AKC Black Labs puppies and using this tool to teach them to soft mouth retrieve is critical to having them accompany my husband and myself on this winter's Duck Hunt. It is good for the yard; it is good for the water. If I do loose it in the water, I will be returning to purchase another!
Not exactly happy with the product recieved. 2 strikes!
Arrived quick and as expected but the quality of the product was sub par. Got a full 22 mins of playtime from the toy. It Quickly drew my hounds attention for a fetch game, but between the dogs chewing/excitement and a little tug of war it broke into pieces and no longer useable as it crumbles in his teeth.
So I actually use these at the dog park with both of my dogs. Layla, my senior lab, was trained as a hunting dog before I adopted her, and she loves retrieving this for me when I toss it, in the beginning she only would go after her training fowl, but loves this one too so it’s a great budget friendly alternative. Kahlua, my rescue pittie, gets so excited and throws himself after it. They are widely popular toys and I always keep at least 3-4 in my bag since other dogs LOVE THEM. Either way, these are great for training or just for playing!!
Well my aspirations of turning my dog into a duck dog did not bear fruit. He does love the crap out of this toy though. He has a whole toy box full of toys and this is his favorite. I've tried a couple different brand and the materials this is made from are better. The plastic is more rubbery so it isnt hard on my dogs teeth.
I actually use this for training my German shepherd as a reward when training. It’s very effective and also at the same time creating a bond when playing tug-of-war. I fine by using this works better than giving him a treat. He loves it but releases it to me in anticipation to get it again.
This training dummy is light and easy to throw. The knots come slightly loose with use but a little flame fixed that. The dogs have no problem retrieving, even in the dark
Great for duck training, durable and easy for the dogs to find
not great, only let my dog use it supervised as she already ripped a hole in it.
Solide et facile à lancer loin.