Bought this to train a new puppy. Trainer is exactly as advertised and seems well constructed. It meets my expectations. This company also does a terrific job in fulfilling and shipping orders. Very nice to deal with a good company - not the usual experience I have in shipping to AK.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19387 Reviewed: 2015-03-13
"They are the perfect size for my 6 month old GWP."
The mini Dokken training duck is a well-designed and beautifully made training tool. My 12-week-old Lab easily picks it up. The duck makes realistic movement as my puppy runs as well, so she is getting used to the head flopping around. I love it. More importantly, my puppy loves it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29135 Reviewed: 2016-04-28
While not a precise replica in size and weight, Mini-Mallard Dead Fowl Trainers are a good size to use with retriever puppies and smaller breed dogs to teach proper retrieving techniques. The hard head and legs will encourage puppies to hold the Dead Fowl Trainer in the middle creating a proper hold. The free swinging head will correct any aggressive shaking with a light correction to the snout.
Dokken Mini Mallards have a natural game bird feel, a dead bird neck, will not sink, and are easy to throw and have an internal scent system. Made in the USA.
Size is approximately 3 1/2" in diameter (10" girth) and 12" long from tip of the bill to tip of the tail. Weighs approximately 8 ounces.
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.
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