Best Summer Dog Training Gear for 2021

Summertime is the best time to condition, train, and prepare your bird dog for the upcoming hunting season. (Photo by Chris Ingram)

Dokken Deadfowl Pheasant Trainer

Dokken DeadFowl Trainer Pheasant

This dummy is a must have for anyone working with a retriever this summer. The natural-feel, foam Deadfowl Pheasant Trainer mimics the size of a rooster, while a free-swinging plastic head and tail encourage proper intake and support. The dummy also swims for water training. Inject the foam with training fragrances to make your hunting dog more realistic. $ 35; Deadfowltrainer.com

DT Systems BL 509 Launcher

DT systems 509 bird thrower

Birds make birdhounds, and throwers help with controlled hunting training to aid your prey breed. The BL 509 is for quail and pigeon-sized birds and perfect for year-round training. The trap is easy to load and has a quietly releasing spring so as not to frighten your young bird. The remote transmitter can trigger the launcher up to 700 meters away and can be programmed to control up to 16 different launchers. $ 336; dtsystems.com

Standing Stone Kennel EasyLead

Standing Stone Kennel Easylead

The EasyLead is made with a durable, coated nylon cord that does not tangle and is the perfect training tool for heel lessons. In three easy steps, you’ve turned a simple leash into a halter leash to prevent pulling during early heel training. When your dog has made progress, remove the halter and turn it back into a slip leash and finally a simple clip leash. Available in two sizes: Regular and XL. $ 30- $ 35; Standingstonekennels.com

Soggy Dog Gear bird bag

Soggy Dog Gear bird bag

This new bird bag from Soggy Dog Gear is carefully designed to keep birds in your pocket and money in your pocket. The outside of the bag is made of PVC-coated polyester, while the inside is lined with a woven nylon, which has a slippery surface to prevent birds from climbing. A large front flap stays closed and secure, while five brass eyelets at the front and back provide ventilation. The bag offers space for up to 10 pigeons or three pheasants. $ 80; soggydoggear.com

Fishpond travel food and water bowls

Fish pond dog bowl

For life on the road this fall, these travel bowls collapse small, meaning they don’t take up that extra space in your truck. The waxed cotton canvas exterior is tough enough to last for years in the field, while a durable, waterproof / leak-proof nylon lining retains its structure. The food bowl is equipped with a drawstring closure to keep your expensive dog food in the bowl during transport. Food: $ 30; Water: $ 30; fishpondusa.com

Lucky Duck kennel cover

Dog house lucky duck

This pull-on kennel cover was developed for the Lucky Duck Intermediate dog house and is perfect for year-round use. The cover is available in Storm Gray, Optifade Marsh and Optifade Timber and is made from a durable 600D polyester fabric that can withstand years of abuse from harsh weather and poor conditions. The ventilation system with roll-up windows keeps your dog cool in summer. Best part? The cover has storage pockets with drainage holes for various equipment and five bumper / accessory pockets for stowing exercise equipment. $ 160-200; luckyduck.com

Gunner G1 fan kit

Gunner kennel g1 fan kit

Summer training carries risks such as heat exhaustion. To cool your dog down quickly, the redesigned G1 Fan Kit is key. This small unit easily mounts to your Gunner kennel and offers low and high speed variations to allow you to adjust the airflow to suit your dog’s kennel. The new device now has a longer-lasting battery and an external charging port so that you no longer have to remove the battery to be charged. $ 230; gunner.com

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