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Steve Says:

Here's some tips from some pros:

Jeremiah Harston of Avery Pro-Staff:
  • Your dog can't mark what he can't see
  • 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
  • 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.

    Chris Akin of Webfooted Kennels:
  • 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.



  • "I like Avery Dummies because of the 6 sides."

    By: Richard Poulsen From UT

    Competes.

    I like Avery Dummies because of the 6 sides. The dog holds them better than the round ones especially when they get wet in the dog's mouth. But the reason I purchased more is because they are softer and with the older harder ones I notice at times they would make the dogs gums bleed especially in the winter. The hard ones wear like iron. I hope the soft ones do the same. I would rate them 5 stars.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 17487
    Reviewed: 2015-01-07
    "exactly what I needed"

    By: Al Siveny

    Hunts. Family pet.

    I train with a lot of different size bumpers, and this one is on the large size which is exactly what I needed.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 18571
    Reviewed: 2015-02-11
    "We appreciate the attached rope so we can sling it further also. Great product."

    By: Helen Little From ID

    German Shepherd. Family pet.

    Our extreme "water dog" is a German Shepherd who LOVES to retrieve from the water. His mouth is hard, he is fierce, and the Avery HexaBumper is very durable. He can bite through a store-bought bumper in a week or less, but the Avery is very durable and doesn't even have teeth marks in it yet! We appreciate the attached rope so we can sling it further also. Great product.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 19401
    Reviewed: 2015-03-14
    Customer Review #31127

    By: Mike Roberson From TX

    Wire Haired Pointing Griffon. Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

    Excellent product! Very well made!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 31127
    Reviewed: 2016-08-13
    "Awesome Bumper!!"

    By: Ted Cannon From PA

    Black Lab. Hunts. Competes.

    Awesome Bumper!!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 20812
    Reviewed: 2015-05-11
    "Highly recommended, worth the investment."

    By: Thomas Suszczewicz From VA

    Owns 6 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

    Highly recommended, worth the investment. Wish I could give more stars. Only been a few sessions, but already see improvement in confidence and hold in our retrieves! They look great and give us both a style and performance advantage! Can't wait to get more!!!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 21155
    Reviewed: 2015-05-27
    "Avery is the best and most durable of any we've used."

    By: Helen Little From ID

    Family pet.

    After trying two other brands, Avery is the one I will continue to purchase. Our dog has a hard mouth (he's a German Shepherd, after all!) and Avery lasts the very longest of all bumpers we've used. He retrieves them from the river multiple times every day - as this is his favorite exercise. He requires a lot of time to burn his energy and enjoy life, and Avery is the best and most durable of any we've used.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 21081
    Reviewed: 2015-05-23
    "Dog likes the Dummy."

    By: Clarence Wilson From

    Family pet.

    Dog is my Daughters. I work with him when I can. Dog likes the Dummy. He wants to be in water all the time with them. My Daughter has business on Clinton Lake. That is where I work with Her dog named Chili. He knows a lot of people that come to her place Boondocks Grill. Thanks Bud Wilson

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 23892
    Reviewed: 2015-10-03
    "This is a superior product compared to many that are similar."

    By: Helen Little From ID

    Family pet.

    This is a superior product compared to many that are similar. We prefer Avery Jumbo Hex Bumpers because they outlast all others, and our dog does NOT have a soft mouth, so Avery it is!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 24337
    Reviewed: 2015-10-26
    "Great training tool for my dog."

    By: Rick Swisher From MT

    Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

    Great training tool for my dog. I like the size and shape. It seems to keep the dog from chewing and developing a hard mouth.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 26067
    Reviewed: 2016-01-01
    "Awesome quality."

    By: Sean Welton From VT

    Owns 3 dogs. I look for new bumpers to compete in dock diving competitions. My lab catches it easily. Awesome quality. This is my second order from your company. The shipping was fast. They arrived in time for Christmas. I will purchase from you again.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 26051
    Reviewed: 2016-01-01
    "Echo loves her new 3 inch Hexabumper!"

    By: Stacey Nesting From OR

    Competes.

    Echo loves her new 3 inch Hexabumper! She competes in dock dog events and got a new personal best of 23' with her new bumper! Thanks, Steve - way to provide great customer service and quality products!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 26553
    Reviewed: 2016-01-17
    "Great product so far."

    By: Erik Ridout From

    Lab.

    Great product so far.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 26881
    Reviewed: 2016-01-31
    "We train year 'round here and in the winter these bumpers work very well."

    By: Kevin Malloy From ID

    Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    We train year 'round here and in the winter these bumpers work very well. They stay fairly soft and don't get too hard for the dog's mouth when it's cold and snowy.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 27050
    Reviewed: 2016-02-05
    Customer Review #31092

    By: Cynthia Barrow From OK

    Hunts. Competes.

    Love them. Just pricey.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 31092
    Reviewed: 2016-08-11
    Customer Review #29052

    By: Paul Heffernan From CO

    Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.

    The black and white ones are easiest for them to spot in the air!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 29052
    Reviewed: 2016-04-25
    Customer Review #29511

    By: John Tyler From TN

    Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    Great. Already have some the softer. My dog loves them. Not like cheaper ones. They are harder. Dogs do not like the harder ones.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 29511
    Reviewed: 2016-05-17
    Customer Review #30155

    By: Michelle Blauser From

    Hunts. Family pet.

    Got all three. Haven't tried all of them yet, but I love them. The shipping was great.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 30155
    Reviewed: 2016-06-22
    Customer Review #30389

    By: Albert Johnson From TX

    Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.

    The hex bumpers are holding up very good. The dogs like them, and so do I. Thanks for selling such a great product.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 30389
    Reviewed: 2016-07-03
    Customer Review #30364

    By: Helen Little From ID

    Family pet.

    Our dog has a 'hard mouth'... by breed. He's not a water dog or a hunting dog, but you can't convince him he's not. He loves to retrieve the Avery HexaBumper more than any ball or stick AND more than any other brand of bumper. It is unbelievable how he will pick the Avery out amidst an array of other 'fetch toys', which is what he thinks it is. He will jump off river banks to get it and also fetch it on land. It is convenient to throw because of he attached rope. We buy the Avery because it is more durable than any other bumper, and before we found this brand we would go through too many bumpers. These are durable. As long as we have Bentley, we will buy Avery HexaBumpers.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 30364
    Reviewed: 2016-07-02
    Customer Review #30360

    By: Paul Tippit From TX

    Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

    Very good product. I will be buying more heavy for their size, so throwing long marks is very easy. Very good material.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 30360
    Reviewed: 2016-07-02
    Customer Review #30799

    By: Robert Patton From LA

    Owns 8 dogs. Hunts.

    Longest lasting dummies on the market.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 30799
    Reviewed: 2016-07-23
    Customer Review #31099

    By: Ryan Hornyak From WI

    Competes.

    These bumpers are great! Avery changed the recipe of the rubber they used, and it was for the better. These bumpers are softer and help with mouthing issues with younger dogs. Just recently replaced all my bumpers with these.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 31099
    Reviewed: 2016-08-11
    "easy to carry. Dog likes to hold them.Firm enough not to encourage hard mouth."

    By: Don Allewell

    lab. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    easy to carry. Dog likes to hold them.Firm enough not to encourage hard mouth.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 5319
    Reviewed: 2013-11-12
    "Great bumper , Very well made and very high visability even at long distance !"

    By: Dan Williams From MA

    Labradors. Owns 4 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

    Great bumper , Very well made and very high visability even at long distance !

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 5004
    Reviewed: 2013-11-04
    "this one is by far the best we have come across."

    By: Chris Eberhardt From FL

    White Labrador. Family pet.

    Steve,

    My wife and I take our 6 month old lab Zoe to the to the dog park almost every day. We have tried using other Bumpers but this one is by far the best we have come across. I have seen dogs that have never been in the water and some that look like they don’t belong in the water go after this thing.
    It truly is a great product and for anybody considering them, get two. The price is right and Zoe stays more focused when you have the second one in your hand ready to throw.

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Jacksonville, FL



    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 6337
    Reviewed: 2013-12-09
    "Good solid bumper."

    By: Richard From VA

    Hunts.

    Good solid bumper. No issues with leaking yet. Good quality. They have been in the hot sun, and have been frozen for days on the end this winter. No problems. The dog seems to see these very well. Excellent product. Have bought more recently and will continue to.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 8957
    Reviewed: 2014-03-10
    "This is my first Lab and first dog I am working to train. She loves these."

    By: Jeremy Remmelfrom MS

    Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    I am new to training dogs. This is my first Lab and first dog I am working to train. She loves these. I have at least one of each other kind/brand, but I have three of these. She prefers these over all the others.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 8529
    Reviewed: 2014-02-25
    "Thanks for the great price too!"

    By: Jamison Reed From TX

    lab. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    Thanks for the great price too!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 9886
    Reviewed: 2014-04-11
    "We love these things."

    By: Maggie & Molly

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    We love these things. Work great on land, in the pond and on the ocean.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 11884
    Reviewed: 2014-06-30
    "Perfect use as water fetch toy."

    By: Jules Koveleski From CA

    Perfect use as water fetch toy. Easy to see, and size large is good for my dog.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 8348
    Reviewed: 2014-02-18
    "Shiner likes the bumper so much he took one to his kennel for a pillow!"

    By: DAVID From TX

    Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

    Using these for blind retrieve training. Shiner likes the bumper so much he took one to his kennel for a pillow!

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 10629
    Reviewed: 2014-05-07
    "Great bumper. "

    By: Thomas Williams From MS

    Lab. Hunts. Family pet.

    Great bumper. Well constructed. Great weight, can throw it far. Floats well. Sharp color in the field, even in dense cover. My pup runs long and hard for these.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 11676
    Reviewed: 2014-06-19
    "Like that there is no valve. Dog gets a soft good grip."

    By: Theresa Newcomb From DE

    Chesapeake bay ret. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

    Like that there is no valve. Dog gets a soft good grip.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 11954
    Reviewed: 2014-07-10
    "Excellent dummy's. "

    By: Jerry Leisle From WA

    Labrador.

    Just the right size for using as a duck would be. Excellent dummy's. Thanks Steve. Jerry Leisle

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 12665
    Reviewed: 2014-08-07
    "This is a great product!"

    By: Dr. Angie Campbell From TX

    Golden Retriever. Competes.

    This is a great product! The larger size is nice because it is closer to the size of a duck than the regular bumpers.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 13778
    Reviewed: 2014-09-16
    "Love these for a change from the smaller bumpers."

    By: Billy Hablinski From TX

    Owns 4 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

    Love these for a change from the smaller bumpers.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 13215
    Reviewed: 2014-08-28
    "Good bumpers and softer texture for colder weather training."

    By: Mark Berger From NY

    Owns 14 dogs. Good bumpers and softer texture for colder weather training.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 14589
    Reviewed: 2014-10-17
    "Raven loves it. It's her new favorite."

    By: Mary From CT

    Family pet.

    Raven loves it. It's her new favorite.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 13907
    Reviewed: 2014-09-21
    "My dogs love these bumpers."

    By: Richard Brunn From MD

    My dogs love these bumpers.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 15084
    Reviewed: 2014-11-01
    "Very rugged and highly viseable !"

    By: Dan Williams

    Labradors. Owns 4 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

    Very rugged and highly viseable ! Avery makes some great products this is definitely one of them !

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 4232
    Reviewed: 2013-10-22
    "Good size, like retrieving a duck."

    By: John Pyne From ME

    Hunts.

    Good size, like retrieving a duck. Attached string helps get much longer throws. Sometimes my dog grabs it by the string which is annoying. Very durable. They don't shatter when below freezing and are difficult to chew.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 16632
    Reviewed: 2014-12-14
    "The jumbo are great."

    By: Sally Halmbacher From TX

    Labs. Owns 8 dogs.

    Sorry, I had said it was short on another review; I had purchased some smaller ones too. The jumbo are great. I really like the quality, they are soft for the dogs to pick up and hold. I will be ordering again.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 18018
    Reviewed: 2015-01-23
    "Would purchase again, if needed."

    By: Charles E Thomson Jr From NY

    Lab - Bitch. Hunts.

    Would purchase again, if needed.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 3748
    Reviewed: 2013-10-18
    "They are nice bumpers as long as you don't use them in the cold."

    By: Al Dailey

    Blk Lab. Hunts. Family pet.

    They are nice bumpers as long as you don't use them in the cold. In Sask in the winter if they land on a herd surface the shatter. They should be made of a sorter rubber. I have broken 2 and that ticks me off. As a result we use different brands now.

    Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 5421
    Reviewed: 2013-11-14
    Customer Review #29839

    By: Mike Galasso From TX

    The rope came out after 4-5 throws.

    Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 29839
    Reviewed: 2016-06-02
    "I did notice the ropes on the bumpers were a little shorter than the old bumpers. Making it harder to throw."

    By: Shawn Haberern From CO

    Hunts. Family pet.

    I did notice the ropes on the bumpers were a little shorter than the old bumpers. Making it harder to throw. I will probably replace the ropes in the near future.

    Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 18476
    Reviewed: 2015-02-08
    "Little shorter than I am use to, but otherwise it is working well."

    By: Sally Halmbacher From TX

    Owns 8 dogs. Competes.

    Little shorter than I am use to, but otherwise it is working well.

    Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 18016
    Reviewed: 2015-01-23
    Customer Review #31295

    By: Norman Brown From MI

    Owns 3 dogs. Competes.

    The durability of this toy seems to be questionable. It is already flattening after on dock jumping competition. It will be very good for catching competition when i need a heavier toy that is soft to catch. I am not entirely disappointed and it will definitely be a keeper in my arsenal for that reason alone.

    Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 31295
    Reviewed: 2016-08-26
    Customer Review #28014

    By: Gerald Pounders From RI

    Hunts. Family pet.

    Too soft, not good if you're training your dog to force fetch. I have used Avery bumpers in the past and these are very soft.

    Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 28014
    Reviewed: 2016-03-13
    "I've had several of these in the past and loved them."

    By: Nick Dyson From IL

    GSP. Hunts. Competes.

    I've had several of these in the past and loved them. The one I received this past time was very soft (almost completely deflated). Not sure if it was a defect or not, but I will put my money into other brands of bumpers in the future.

    Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 20885
    Reviewed: 2015-05-14
    "Purchased one about a year ago, after using it in cold weather noticed it cracked. Not the best cold weather bumper."

    By: Red Water Dog

    Purchased one about a year ago, after using it in cold weather noticed it cracked. Not the best cold weather bumper.

    Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 365
    Reviewed: 2011-02-01
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    6-sided design eliminates many disadvantages of round bumpers.

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    HexaBumper Jumbo Orange HexaBumper  B/W Jumbo Flasher


    The Avery HexaBumper 6-sided design offers advanced technology that eliminates many disadvantages of round bumpers.

    Features:

  • 3" x 11"
  • Approx. 14 ounces
  • VGrips promote soft mouth with superior hold
  • Hexagon shape helps reduce chomping tendency
  • Great for long marks as used in field trials and hunt tests
  • Easier for dogs to see at much further distances
  • Six flag sides offer dogs easier grip & hold
  • Valveless design will never take on water
  • Perfect size & weight to condition dogs for real ducks

    Color Options:

  • White is the most common bumper because it is visible on most backgrounds.
  • Orange is for blind retrieves since dogs cannot distinguish it.
  • Flasher is perfect for mark training. Alternating panels create a "strobe" that is visible to dogs on most backgrounds.

    Free Throw Rope included with every dummy!

    Country of Origin: Made in China.


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