Transcript from Steve's Video:
This is the Dokken dead fowl pheasant. It's just like all the other Dokken's in that it's designed to feel like a dead bird. The difference with the pheasant is that it comes with a tail. A lot of dogs, if you don't train with this, the first time they see a pheasant they are just not used to having that additional giant feather there. So it kinda adds a little bit of realism to what you are doing.
Dead fowls are just like all the rest of them. It's got the soft body. It's designed to teach the dog to go for the center of the bird. It's got a hard head and it's got hard feet, so it keeps dogs from grabbing there. And then you've also got the moving head. If you've got a dog that's a shaker it's going to give them a correction.
Just like all the other Dokken dead fowls the rope goes through the entire body to the head. Great training tool. I use them all the time. The foam body is designed where you can add scent to it so that it has a little more sense of realism.
The biggest downside to the dead fowl trainers is that a lot of dogs, once they start using them, they do not want to go back to dummies. So once you are kind of in, you are in with dead fowl trainers. I use dead fowl trainers and birds as much as possible because it just adds that realism to your training that will help your dog once you move into the field.