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Training Bumpers- Soft plastic or rubber?

Old 01-25-2004, 08:57 PM
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Default Training Bumpers- Soft plastic or rubber?

I have been looking at bumpers. What is better soft plastic or rubber (durabiltiy, what dogs prefer)? Will be training in the cold if that makes a difference.
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Old 01-25-2004, 08:59 PM
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I only use canvas for my setters.
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Old 01-26-2004, 06:58 AM
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I like the Lucky Dog bumpers, you can get some good prices on them at Lion Country Supply.
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:35 AM
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I agree with Seattle .. canvas is the way to go.
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:28 PM
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Thanks
I ordered 12 canvas bumpers today. Found them on sale at a great price at www.bubbasgear.com for $3.37 ea
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Old 01-27-2004, 07:19 PM
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I like to mix it up! JMO
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:15 AM
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Default RE: Trianing Bumpers- Soft plastic or rubber?

Like some of the others, I use canvas. It will hold scent longer and better than any of the other bumpers. I have also recently begun using the Dokken pheasant, quail and grouse trainers (just to see...) and the dogs really seem to like them. I work brits, though, and play retrieving only goes so far with them. Once they get bored with it, I just move on. And we haven't lost a bird in years.
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:06 AM
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Default RE: Trianing Bumpers- Soft plastic or rubber?

I use both. Learned the hard way not to use canvas in the water though. They rot.
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:28 AM
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I like to mix it up! JMO
Me Too. All kinds - plastic, rubber, canvas, nylon, lots of different sizes as well. Different colors too, white, orange, black & white, etc etc.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:14 PM
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I USE MOSTLY PLASTIC IN SUMMER AND CANVAS IN WINTER . I USE BLACK AND WHITE STREAMERS FOR ANY MARKS ON ANY BUMPER
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