Golden Retriever. Owns 6 dogs. Hunts. Competes. Best pumper on the market. Flat sides provide better surface for training dogs to hold, flasher is great for marking land and water, floats well, perfect weight for hand tossing, very durable.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2105 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Labrador Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I am not a professional dog trainer but I train my dogs on an average 3 – 4 days a week year round. I love to duck hunt and in the off season run UKC hunt test. I think I have used just about every bumper available and now buy the Avery Hex Bumper exclusively. It works well for all age dogs. I like its solid, sealed construction because you can go from land to water and not have to worry about it sinking. The bumpers weight, size and rope are great for getting not only distance but when needed, the height. The throw rope size and quality is also easy on your hand which is great when training in groups having multiple dogs. The hex bumper is also easy to clean. Lightly brushing with soap and water will clean these bumpers restoring the white needed for the dog to see it when working on long marks during low light conditions which, to protect your dog from the heat, is when you train during the summer months in Louisiana.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2079 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Labrador Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Hexabumbers do a great job of encouraging the right hold for a dog. The design is great and the bumpers are durable. The flasher is perfect for most training situations since the dog can pick up either black or white no matter the background.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1975 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Flatcoated Retrievers. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Competes. I use them almost daily in retriever field training. They hold up well including the throw ropes. The b/w contrast helps dogs track them from launchers in the field. What is not to like about them?
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1969 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
labs. Owns 4 dogs. Family pet. Competes. I like that they are great for training in all sorts of conditions...low light, bright sun, and all seasons...summer, or winter here in Maine where we have plenty of snow.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1957 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Labrador Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. This bumper is durable and I like the smaller size bumper. While I own larger ones, this is small enough for my pup to handle and large enough to work with my old guy as well.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1949 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Labrador. Owns 2 dogs. Competes. I have bought these bumpers in the past and loved them! they hold up really well. The new ones I have seem different. they seem softer than the previous ones I have purchased.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5671 Reviewed: 2013-11-22
Black Lab. Owns 5 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Qusai uses the zHexagon Bumpers always in competition. Has set the Super Fly Dock Diving World Record for distance May 28,2010 at the Super Retriever Series crown Championship in Little Rock, AK. He won Dock Dogs World Championship in July 2008, Has been the number one diving Lab for the past 3 years and is kust starting back into competition this year as my work schedule has lightened up a bit. Rande Murphy, 6261 Borwnsford Rd., Scottsville, KY 42164 859-940-0210.Thank you Steve, hope we can Talk one day soon.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2284 Reviewed: 2011-09-01
Wirehair Pointing Griffon. Hunts. Family pet. I really like this bumper. especially for water retrieves. The black and white flasher contrast makes it easier for dogs to see the bumper in the water, when sunny days and reflections of the water surface would make it hard to see a single colored bumper.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2276 Reviewed: 2011-09-01
black lab. Hunts. I have these in large and small, and in orange. They seem to put up with plenty of use, the flashers are easy for the dog to see and track, even in low light. Work for me runs late and starts early often, and she can keep track of them at 4 am and 10 pm as easily as high noon. The hex shape is easy for her to handle, and seems to encourage proper carry, or at least with these she carries from the middle, as opposed to trying to grab the ends. They do trap mud and dirt quite a bit, but I have thrown them in the washer or dish washer, top rack, when nobody is home to rat me out, and they take each equally as well. I have had these for nearly a year now, and while the cloth bumpers have worn out these keep going. All in all, a great, sturdy, easy to throw investment that takes abuse and use. I will use these bumpers only from here out, and if you are looking, you should buy these.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2246 Reviewed: 2011-09-01
chocolate lab. Hunts. I love the price. It is simple to use. I like that it comes with a rope at no extra charge. It's easy for the dog too. He can get a good grip without having to bite down to hard. And best of all it is very durable, it still looks new after hundreds of retrieves.
If I lost it, I would replace it with the same kind.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2636 Reviewed: 2011-09-07
Brittany,Pointer,Setter,Lab. Owns 17 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. David Carrington gave me a couple of these several years ago as a test. They are the greatest. I'm up in N/C Nebraska. I forgot my bumpers. I train all my dogs to retrieve. I had some pups that needed to start on bumpers. I went to the web site put in my order and 3 days later UPS shows up at the ranch with the pkg. Service is the main reason I use GDS. I expect good stuff, but when I need it I NEED it. Only problem is that using the web doesn't let me talk to the great folks at Starkville. Maybe I can make up some kind of lame excuse to get someone to call me (LOL). Thanks guys.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2639 Reviewed: 2011-09-07
Belgian Malinois. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Competes. Super tough yet easy on their mouth and my hands. Easily standing up to 2 Belgian Malinois in DockDiving and retrieving. Not showing a sign of wear after weeks of daily use. Would absolutely buy again!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2232 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
1 Labrador Retriever and 1 Golden Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. My dogs absolutey love the bumper. The color is great for the river, current, waves, and different times of day with the available light. My labrador is a chewer and this does not have the valve that she loves to destroy. When they see me get the bumper they know the fun is about to begin! We are 5 minutes from the river and they know the routine.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2231 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Lab. Hunts. Family pet. These bumpers are great. My dog carries this bumper better then the round bumpers I had. My only problem with them is I need to get more of them. The quility you get for the money is unserpassed. I feel this could be a life time bumper for most. Thanks Steve for the best price out there.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2821 Reviewed: 2011-09-19
Yellow Lab Male. Hunts. I have had a good experience with the Avery Hexabumpers. I have several brands of training bumpers and the Avery Hexabumpers have held up well. If I had any complaint at all, it would be the pliability of the material in cold weather. The bumpers do get very hard in cold weather. However, I believe the durabilty of the product out weighs the hardness in cold weather. Overall. very satisfied. Clent
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2164 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Yellow Lab. Hunts. Outstanding product at a good price. I have had mine for nearly 2 years and use the same 1 every day. It has held up to the daily use and would highly recommend the bumper and Gun Dog Supply .
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2155 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Golden Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I really like these bumpers! They are heavy enough to carry a straight line when thrown in the strong Oklahoma wind, but still light enough that my 9 year old daughter can throw them a reasonable distance for training. I also like the black and white color because it gets the younger dog's attention better than the one color bumpers I was using. Would recommend these to a friend and would buy more for myself.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2146 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Lab. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Sturdy, easy for the dog to see. This is a quality product. The only thing is that I had to change out the throw rope. It is very short, and you can't get alot of distance with it.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2787 Reviewed: 2011-09-12
Golden. Hunts. This bumper cracked while using it in the cold weather with in a few months of light use. It did not hit concrete or rocks or anything that would have made sense, it just split right down the side. Maybe there is a seem there or something. I am mostly pleased with all other Avery products, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on this one, maybe it was just from a bad batch, but I would not buy another one of these models.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2018 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
HexaBumper B/W Regular Flasher
Rated 5 stars from 54 user ratings. 8/31/2011
Summary: I use them almost daily in retriever field training. They hold up well including the throw ropes. The b/w contrast helps dogs track them from launchers in the field. What is not to like about them?
The HexaBumper is the first bumper innovation in years!
Video of HexaBumper B/W Regular Flasher
Free Throw Rope included with every dummy!
White is the most common bumper because it is visible on most backgrounds.
Use Orange for blind retrieves since dogs cannot distinguish it.
The Flasher is perfect for mark training! Alternating panels create a "strobe" that is visible to dogs on most backgrounds.
2" HexaBumpers are:
Fine for normal training of large dogs.
Easier for young or small dogs to retrieve.
Great when training with a lot of bumpers.
2" x 10"
The HexaBumper is the first bumper innovation in years! The 6-sided design offers advanced technology that eliminates many disadvantages of round bumpers. R&D plus relentless testing by top pros and hard-core dog enthusiasts has proven incredible results!
VGrips promote soft mouth with superior hold
Firmer feel helps reduce chomping tendency
Six flag sides offer dogs easier grip & hold
Valveless design will never take on water
10" floating throw rope included
Your dog can't mark what he can't see so be fair to him by selecting the appropriate color bumper for each scenario. Training situations change often and can vary from one mark to the next in the same set up so make sure you have several of each color bumper when you head out for training. This simple rule of thumb will help you maximize your training time and efficiency.
Help your dog be successful!
Sporting Dog Specialist
Round up your bumpers and store them in a bag or bucket at the end of each training session. A bumper that is lying around becomes an invitation to a young dog to chew on. Not only is this negative reinforcement to your dog's mark training, but it is almost sure to get you an expensive and unnecessary trip to your vet's office. If you keep it simple, you'll avoid complications!
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