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These SportDOG dummies are the soft, rubbery type plastic dummies preferred by many professional and amateur trainers.
Available in white, orange, and half-black / half-white
Weight and buoyancy can be adjusted by adding water via the valve
3" x 11"
Weighs approximately 15 oz.
For training retriever pups 10 months and up
Free Throw Rope included with every dummy!
The Lucky Dog Jumbo dummy is the bigger version of our popular LD regular dummy. They are perfect if you prefer a soft yet durable knobby dummy. I have used them for years with my dogs and they hold up great. We include a dummy rope so you can throw them further.
This "jumbo" dummy has a 3 inch diameter it is recommended for bigger, older dogs that can handle the size. It is perfect for beginning the transition from "regular" 2 inch dummies to the next step -- actual ducks.
White is an easy color for young dogs to see against most dark backgrounds and on water. Perfect for regular "marks."
Orange is a hard color for dogs to see against most backgrounds and on water. They are recommended for advanced training and for use in "blind" retrieves. The advantage of orange is that it's easy for you (the handler) to see but hard for the dog to see.
The half black / half white color setup makes this the perfect dummy for throwing marks with young dogs. The advantage is that the dummy is going to be visible to the dog no matter the background. When you throw the dummy in the air the black will stand out against the light blue sky. When it lands in the water or on land the white will stand out against the dark background. Half and half dummies make it easy to teach your young dog how to watch for game and improve his marking skills.
The valve allows you to add water to your dummy to give it more weight. This allows you to throw it further and it makes it sit lower in the water.
I strongly recommend that you test them before adding any water. If you over do it, they will sink to the bottom. Test them in your sink or in shallow water first!
The Lucky Dog jumbo dummy. It is 3x11. Like all of our dummies at Gun Dog Supply, it comes with a free throw rope already attached, ready to go. Got your water valve. The idea behind the water valve is it allows you to add weight to the dummy. You fill this up with water. What it does is when the dummy hits the water it is going to sink a little bit more so it makes it harder to see. Gotta be real careful about that. If you overfill it, it's going to sink to the bottom. So you want to test that in shallow water or a tub to make sure you get your weights right if you are going to do that.
You've got the body of the dummy which has the knobs on it. This is a soft knobby dummy is how we refer to it. it makes it easier for the dog to pick up when it's slick.
White is the easiest color for a dog to see in most situations. We prefer those for young dogs. Six months and up on a good size dog is going to work on these. I like the three inch dummy a little bit better than a regular two inch dummy just because it gets the dog used to picking up something that's a little more duck or pheasant size in their mouth.
The white is easiest to see in most situations for a dog in a dark background. It's going to show up really well.
Orange is a very difficult color for dogs to see. It blends into most backgrounds and it makes it really hard for them to see. We use these for blind retrieves. It makes it easy for you to see the dummy so you know where it is, but the dog has a hard time seeing it and he relies on you with hand signals to tell him where he's supposed to go to find the dummy.
My favorite of the three is going to be the half black/half white. The contrast between the two colors in the sky is going to stand out for the dog better. He's going to be able to see it better in the sky. In a light sky it's going to show up better with the black. When it hits the ground or the water, depending on what kind of background you have that day, either color is going to stand out better. Light background you will have the black. In a dark background you will have the white. So, from a marking standpoint, this is really the dummy that I'm going to go for.
Very durable. My dog has a tendency to gnaw on the dummy during retrieves, and the dummy shows no signs of any damage. My last dummy lasted 2 years of daily use and finally showed a 2 in split in the body. Still floated and continued to use it another 6 mo. Solid product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31548 Reviewed:
Durable, Visible, and Heavy enough to throw far easily. Good in all terrain: Land or water. They eventually wear and crack, but will still float and their usable life can be prolonged with Duct tape. The attached throwing rope is long enough to be practical.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31812 Reviewed:
Our 2 Goldie's love their orange dummy. I was losing faith in my female's retrieving abilities as she showed no interest in retrieving balls or sticks. Since the dummy arrived she has been the retriever I hoped she would be. Absolutely loves it!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19743 Reviewed:
I'll tell you what, you won't be disappointed in these bumpers! I ordered 10 jumbos and 20 of the regular size and they are holding up very well and I don't see any issues arising. I do a lot of T drills and having enough bumpers makes it even better! Great quality and durability!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30056 Reviewed:
These buoys throw well, float well, take months more abuse than any canvas buoy I have found, and they are very affordable. Great buy either for dogs you are working up to carrying duck sized objects (and, God willing, ducks) or as a daily play toy for obsessed retrievers.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25679 Reviewed:
They're great. My basset/rottweiler needed a tough toy of his own and is learning to retrieve. He bit out the water plugs. I only use it on land not in water. I won't share any more with other dogs because they chewed off the rope when I wasn't looking.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14450 Reviewed:
I got 3 orange and one flasher. They came very fast. The cords on them are the perfect length. The bumpers are pretty stiff, they seem like they will last a long time. They are slightly heavier and they throw further than Avery sport dog bumpers. Overall, very happy with the product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 32157 Reviewed:
Great, rugged, jumbo dummy. Only issue I had was getting the valve to seal - water leaked out. Use to train a solid Hold, as dog had a little butter-mouth last season. So, I fill them with water, and make her hold during obedience training, and fitness runs. Leaky valve not a major problem, and dummies do great in the water.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3376 Reviewed:
They work great except for the valves. If you have a hard mouth dog, the valves will fly off like a rocket, then the bumpers are restricted to land use only. I have looked to purchase more valves, but you guys do not sell them.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5545 Reviewed:
Generally, my whole order was too expensive after adding extra costs for shipping $50+ and duty at customs $27+ ... not to mention rate exchange ... I'll need to figure out another way of shipping merchandise to US friends instead. Products and delivery service all good.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19964 Reviewed:
If I had a puppy that I was training to hunt and retrieve, this would have been a terrific item. My dog is a heavy chewer and had the toy completely chewed up into little pieces in a week. I had bought 3 of them and am saving the other 2 for when she matures and hopefully stops chewing her toys. This lasted longer than the stuffed bird from the tractor store which was destroyed in 5 hours. Good news, having toys like these keeps her from chewing on our shoes and furniture, etc.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25416 Reviewed:
I've used Neumann and Bennetts for 30 years. They are the best. However, since they are hard to get, I bought the Lucky Dog's bumper. They work just fine. I prefer products made in the USA. I just can't help it. Otherwise I might have given them 5 stars.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29632 Reviewed:
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