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The Avery HexaBumper 6-sided design offers advanced technology that eliminates many disadvantages of round bumpers.
2" x 10"
Approx. 8 ounces
VGrips promote soft mouth with superior hold
Hexagon shape helps reduce chomping tendency
Six flag sides offer dogs easier grip & hold
Valveless design will never take on water
Size works for training large dogs but is easy for small dogs to retrieve
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!
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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Avery Team WaterDog
This is the Avery HexaBumper. The HexaBumper is a little different from every other bumper on the market in that instead of being round, it is a six-sided dummy. It changes the way the dog grips it just a little bit, which has been real popular with folks. The V-grip design is set up to help the dog hold it in his mouth easier, especially when it's wet and slimy.
It comes in three different colors -- white, which is easiest for your dogs to see, orange, which is hardest for your dogs to see, mainly used for blind retrieves, and then what's called a flasher, which is a little different. It's a black and white dummy. Little different from most black and white dummies that we've seen. Generally, black and white dummies are half black and half white on this side, where the flasher has black and white sides. It looks a little different when it's going through the air.
The beauty of a black and white dummy is that it's going to stand out in any background situation. It's going to be easier for the dog to see when it's going through the air. It's going to be easier to see on a dark background or a light background, so they are great for marking.
All the Avery dummies come with a throw rope already attached, even in different colors. You can get black and white with the black and white. You get white with the white dummy. And then you get black with the orange.
Comes in two different sizes. The regular size is 2x10. The jumbo size is 3x11. I like a jumbo size because it's a little more natural from a dog. It gets them used to picking up either a duck or a pheasant. So, as they get bigger I'm going to with a bigger size dummy. It's just a little more getting them used to what they're going to be doing in the field.
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! Especially effective for training our young dogs 6mos-1yr. 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: 21156 Reviewed:
This is the only bumper I will buy now. My dogs compete in dock jumping and can catch these bumpers easily in the air when thrown from the dock. Also, the black and white markings ensures it can be seen no matter the background, water or venue. Thanks Avery for a great bumper.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21115 Reviewed:
I was using a orange ball in training my vizsla in the ocean for strength and stamina. Anyway, he was having trouble seeing the orange. After reading the article on the black and white color he has shown to be a much better retriever. Thanks so much for your informative article. All the best.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21661 Reviewed:
I see no problem with this type of dummy. I have just started using it with a 6 month old dog that has been retrieving a duck type dummy. Shipping was fast and complete. As for liking it, the dog likes it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12116 Reviewed:
Not only do I love it, but my GSP, Coco Chanel loves it as well. Should watch her run and jump into the pool to retrieve time and time again. The Black and White bumper lived up to the expectation. She spots it more readily than the orange bumper. Evan
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 22618 Reviewed:
They shipped very quickly. And my lab absolutely loves chasing after them. Very satisfied with you and your product. I recommend anyone looking for dog supplies to visit their site. You won't regret it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23131 Reviewed:
Specifically looking for improved visibility. We have orange dummies that our older dog never had a problem with. The younger dog will sometimes walk right over the orange dummy without seeing it. So far the younger dog is tracking every bounce with the flasher. Finds it even in 5 inch grass.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13316 Reviewed:
"Just like you would expect, these are great training tools."
Just like you would expect, these are great training tools. I'm going through force fetch right now, and continually working on marking. The flashers seem to have improved his marking after I started using them exclusively.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13155 Reviewed:
Best product on the market. Very durable compared to others, and well weighted for distance. Thanks guys. I look forward to doing more business in the future. Oh, I almost forgot. FAST delivery. Can't beat that!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16601 Reviewed:
I like the product, but I especially like Gun Dog Supply. I had omitted something on my online order, and I immediately received a call making my order correct. The customer service is phenomenal, and the shipping was super fast!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15505 Reviewed:
These bumpers are great. Only comment is the knots that come tied on the throw ropes come undone very easily. If I don't remember to re-tie them as soon as I get them, the bumper inevitably flys off behind me when I swing the bumper to throw it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18920 Reviewed:
These are soft and dense. Easy to throw, and my dog can't see them in the grass. Got these to work on memory marks. That is, dog sees the fall and has to mark it. He can spot a white bumper from 50 feet; isn't forced to remember the exact fall area. The orange are near invisible to him, he has to concentrate and line right to them. Makes him a better marker. I'll stick to canvas for pile work, because $$$, but there are a quality item.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30159 Reviewed:
I actually bought the Large size first after reading reviews, but it was too big for my pup. He was 5 months when the bumper arrived. We took it to the dog beach, and he went after it every time I threw it. We're still working on the bring it back part, but the bumper is holding up to its end of the bargain. Built well, easy to throw, easy for the pup to hold, easy to clean and durable. Bonus - he doesn't seem to want to chew it like he does everything else.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31000 Reviewed:
This bumper is weighted beautifully for my children to play fetch with the dogs in the yard or for me to take them out to the river for a real workout. The density of the material and shape of the outer shell have banished chewing from my dogs lexicon while retrieving.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23173 Reviewed:
I use this bumper for DockDogs training and competition. I like the alternating black/white so my dog can see it against all backgrounds. The weight is ideal, it is easy to toss but doesn't get blown off track in the wind. When this bumper comes out, she knows it's time for fun!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30036 Reviewed:
I love these bumpers. No valve for the boy to chew off. Soft on his mouth and most of all the shape. He's a smaller dog, just under 40 pounds, and he has no issue retrieving and swimming with this dummy. We use them for dock diving.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29949 Reviewed:
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:
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:
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:
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 durability 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:
"Love how it stops him from rolling the dummies across the ground"
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:
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:
I purchased a few different bumper brands about 1 year ago from Gun Dog Supply - the Avery bumper is both my and my dog's favourite! The plastic is nice and thick and doesn't "squish" under pressure, and has not been punctured or damaged even after many tug sessions between the dogs. And it's a good weight for throwing. It's proven to be extremely durable for our weimaraner, who is crazy for water retrieving!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 133 Reviewed:
These bumpers are some of the best I have tried. They are very durable, even on cold nights when the many bumpers will crack. They are heavier than the average bumper, which lets you throw them much farther, especially with the included throw rope. I use the flasher mostly, with the orange planted for blinds. Great bumper would recommend them to anyone.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 48 Reviewed:
My older Lab, Max, likes to disappear behind a bush and chew on the bumper (always listening to that devil perched on his left shoulder). Averys are the only bumpers that can stand up to this abuse, and the service from Steve is prompt and cheap!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6937 Reviewed:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
This is just a fetch and retrieve toy for our dog (not training him to hunt), but he loves it. Though I can't say it is indestructible, since I think Riley can destroy anything given time, it is certainly hardy and he is enjoying it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6872 Reviewed:
I compete with my one Lab and Malinois in DockDogs and was going to be attending our World Championships. Having jumped indoors earlier the white bumper I had been using was getting lost to the dog. I borrowed this orange bumper from a friend and it made a huge difference in my Lab's jump so I bought this for Worlds. He loves it. Thanks for your large array of training bumpers and your quick service.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5644 Reviewed:
Hexabumpers 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:
My dogs love them, but they are Dobermans who use them for retrieval play and so they DO NOT have a soft mouth on them and destroy them really quickly. But I'd say if used by a dog the way they are intended they would get a 5.0 easily!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 33729 Reviewed:
These have been my favorites, but they seem to have used a softer rubber on this batch than the last one I bought. I'm not sure they will hold up to the chew tendencies of the dogs I work with. I'll have to be extra vigilant to not let them be left alone with one. Also, the rope knots came undone right away.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15473 Reviewed:
"If it was longer and a tad heavier, but not as heavy as Plastic Duck's small dog dummy, it would be perfect."
Throw ropes are too short. Other than that, they are really durable and hold up to the rigors of training.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2333 Reviewed:
"The White is PAINTED on the black dummy to achieve a Black and White product. The paint started rubbing off within a few days of use. I would NEVER knowingly give my dog a painted product likely made in China that may use lead in their paint."
Unfortunately I can't rate these dummies separately by color. If I could, I'd give the white and orange 5 Star - Excellent ratings. The Black/White dummy would receive a 1 Star - Awful rating. The White is PAINTED on the black dummy to achieve a Black and White product. The paint started rubbing off within a few days of use. I would NEVER knowingly give my dog a painted product likely made in China that may use lead in their paint. To GunDogSupply.com's credit, they sent me a replacement dummy (in solid Orange) free of charge when they heard of my complaint. I'd give GunDogSupply.com's customer service a 5 Star - Excellent rating!!
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23456 Reviewed:
Knots on rope came undone during the first week, and the rope came completely apart not long after that. Dog does like the plastic better than others. I do not think there was mention of size. They are 2 inch thick, not 3.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11571 Reviewed:
The bumper throws pretty great, and it gets distance. My dogs loves it! The only problem is that it's not very chew proof. Just from playing fetch, my dog had managed to almost chew it in half (which he has never done before). Otherwise great product.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9187 Reviewed:
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:
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