Transcript from Steve's Video:
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.