To internally scent your Dead Fowl Trainer: Inject the training scent into the middle of the foam duck body in six different locations using the Dokken's Dead Fowl Scent Injector or a syringe (not provided). The foam body is designed to hold the training scent whether using the dummy in or out of the water. 1/2 to 3/4 ounce of training scent is sufficient.
How to Deodorize Your Dokken Deadfowl Trainer:
Mix 1 qt. 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, a squirt dish soap, and enough warm water to cover your dummy (up to a 1/2 gallon if needed). Soak dummy overnight and rinse off the next day. Set out in the sun to dry.
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.
I like the size and durability of the product. My Female Lab was rough on the training aid. She would get it in her mouth and shake it vigorously like a real pheasant that is not quite dead. The training aid has stood up to the abuse of both my dogs. Because the pheasant floats, I used the same training aid to train my dogs for ducks! The best feature is the string that can be used for throwing the bird long distances.
What I don't like about the product is so durable that it has outlasted my dogs hunting years, and is now taking up space in my hunting closet waiting for another hunting dog to train with.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2756 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Make sure to buy the throwing ball, as you will get more distance from your throws when working without a helper."
I only hunt pheasants, so I decided in training to use only the dead fowl pheasants. I ended up with 20, and they have held together very well over the last 3 years. My dog loves them. Make sure to buy the throwing ball, as you will get more distance from your throws when working without a helper.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2742 Reviewed: Featured Review
"One of the best all-around hunting buys I have ever made in my 35 years of bird hunting."
One of the best all-around hunting buys I have ever made in my 35 years of bird hunting. My shorthair could play "Retrieve the dead pheasant" all day long if I had the energy. Using the dummy has helped with developing patience, discipline, attentiveness, and bonding. You have never seen a dog get so excited and happy until you walk outside with the dummy in your hand. It is hilarious. Get one, you won't be disappointed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2679 Reviewed: Featured Review
"She figured out very quickly that the only manageable way to carry this dummy is over the body from the side, just how she's suppose to."
Cons: can't think of any Pros: - holds scent well - attached rope is great for long throws - good weight to it - very durable - teaches dog how to carry the bird
I've used this all summer and have been extremely happy with it. To explain my last point, my pup always insisted picking up her regular canvas dummies (with or without wings attached) by the absolute smallest point of it. Seemed to make it more challenging for her or something. This dummy though, she figured out very quickly that the only manageable way to carry this dummy is over the body from the side, just how she's suppose to.
In addition to this I also have the ruffed grouse (we hunt them in Northern, MN) and quail (it was her starter when she was too small to carry the others). All of them have held up great.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2675 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Worked great to finish up the pup before her first wild bird season."
This is the second Dead Fowl Dummy I've bought. The first being the dove when my Brittany was just a pup. He had a hard time with retrieving pheasants because of their size. After working with this for a while, he knows just what to do with the real ones. I can't go outside without him wanting me to throw this thing either!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10712 Reviewed:
Our pup loves this dummy!!! This is our third Dokken. We have a mallard for water work, Quail for upland and this pheasant for field. I would recommend the ball attachment and pheasant scent. I was concerned with the tail. It's thin, flexible and durable. Adds realism to training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23345 Reviewed:
My pheasant trainer is three years old. It is used really hard about 3 months a year, both on land and in the water. I'm hoping for a new one for Christmas. It really helped in training Rosey to grab the body and hold it till I ask for it. Great product!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2745 Reviewed:
Trainer has a natural weight and balance. Specialized head and tail force the dog to retrieve by the body. Body allows for the injection of training scent. Also, Steve's price is very competitive with excellent customer service.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2718 Reviewed:
"I wanted my dogs, especially my English Cockers to have the feel of handling a dummy the size of a rooster pheasant."
I wanted my dogs, especially my English Cockers to have the feel of handling a dummy the size of a rooster pheasant. It is very good for that. It holds scent very well for hunt dead practice when I don't have real birds. My dogs love it. I removed the tail. I wasn't fond of it. It is too rigid. The wee English Cockers have a tendancy to step on it on the return.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2710 Reviewed:
"Size & weight are close to actual. I like the movement, it gives the pup a close experience to a down pheasant"
Size & weight are close to actual. I like the movement, it gives the pup a close experience to a down pheasant, since wings and legs flop around. The pup was hesitant at first to pick this dummy pheasant up but grew acustom to it
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2709 Reviewed:
It works really well with the scent that you can purchase. I got the pheasant scent and has helped in retrieving, locating when hidden, and also on where and how to grab the birds. I would recommend this to anyone with a old or new dog. It is durable, and I have two pups that work with it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2672 Reviewed:
"Best dummies I have ever used. Very realistic and gets my dogs more excited than regular dummies"
My pup absolutely loves it and has since it first arrived. The only issue is it's a little large for my pup, so he bites the head to pack it. I should have purchased the quail trainer to start him out with, then purchased the pheasant as he got older. I used again yesterday and was going after the body, but it is still a little large for him. I would recommend this, as he still goes crazy when I bring it out.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9659 Reviewed:
Cody carries the dummy each time we go out for our evening walks. Gypsie will retrieve the bird to the point Cody takes it from her so he can carry it the rest of the way. Great tool for my dogs and a great price that beat the local shops in my home town.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3643 Reviewed:
"The quality is spot on like the rest of the dead fowl trainers I've owned."
The size and weight of this dummy is a good resemblance of a live bird. The movement in the head and tail help to discourage the dog from shaking the bird on retrieve. Helps for a soft mouth. This dummy would have been a five star if they were to add a ball or handle to the rope to make it easier to throw.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30495 Reviewed:
"Great training tool, however, if left unattended, my dog was able to chew it up pretty well."
So far it's holding up well, but the head and tail connection to the body seems weak. Only time will tell if it is. Hopefully I am wrong, but I am reluctant to use exclusively for fetching. I will use the bumpers for the majority of training, and then use the Dokken as hunting season gets near.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28904 Reviewed:
In all fairness I am rating this Dummy as average because my dog has no interest in it. I have injected pheasant scent into it and she will run over to it sniff it and leave it laying there. Now on live birds she is rock steady on point and will retrieve them once shot. I guess I am rating it more on how my dog likes it rather then me so much.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3922 Reviewed:
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