The off-season is a great time to focus on dog training. This month's gear guide has a few items that can help any trainer get a retriever ready for next season. While a dog is man's best friend, a solid retriever is also one of the best conservation tools in the field.
Dogtra 280NCP Platinum Electronic Dog Collar
The Dogtra 280NCP Platinum Electronic Dog Collar can help dog trainers looking to get the most out of their four-legged companions. Featuring an LCD screen with easy viewing and control of stimulation levels, this electronic collar is gentle enough for even the mildest-mannered dogs.
Including all the desired features of the Dogtra pro-line collars, the 280NCP offers the Rheostat dial, allowing for gradual increases in stimulation intensity (from 0-127) with no jumps. Additionally, this device boasts a durable, fully waterproof collar/receiver that has a rechargeable and replaceable battery that displays the exact level of stimulation and can be seen in the dark or in low-light conditions.
- ½-mile range
- Low to medium power
- Rheostat dial allows for gradual increases in stimulation intensity with no jumps between levels (0-127)
- Two-dog models allow the trainer to control two different dogs from one transmitter without the hassle of handling unnecessary parts
- Stimulation types: Nick, constant and non-stimulating pager/vibration
- Rechargeable, user-replaceable Ni-MH batteries
- Fully waterproof collar/receiver and transmitter
- Easily visible blue LCD screen displays exact level of stimulation and can be seen in the dark or in low-light conditions
- Three-bar battery life indicator and LED colored indicator to show remaining battery life
For more information, go to www.dogtra.com.
Avery Bug-Out Kennel Cover
Keep your best buddy comfortable and safe from insects with the Avery Bug-Out Hunting Dog Kennel Cover. The Bug-Out features multipurpose 6"x6" and 6"x8" pockets to hold leashes, leads, collars, bumpers and much more. The Heeling Stick pockets measure 30"x4" with an elastic grabber. The 22"x16" parka pocket also has a strap closure. Roll-up mesh screens provide maximum protection from mosquitoes and other biting insects.
- Bug-proof zippered mesh barrier with roll-up door and windows
- Parka pocket
- Two collar/transmitter pockets
- Two leash/lead pockets
- Two Heeling Stick/blind pole pockets
- Durable 600D DuraMax construction
The Bug-Out Kennel Cover fits these and similarly sized kennels: Doskosil Pet Porter, PetMate Vari-Kennel, Remington and others.
Large: 36"L x 24-26"W x 26-28"H
Extra Large: 40"L x 27"W x 30"H
For more information, go to www.mackspw.com.
Traditions Firearms Hunting Dog Training Blank Gun
The Traditions Firearms Hunting Dog Training Blank Gun is a blank pistol with the strength to stand up to frequent use for those who prefer a larger, more hand-filling pistol. This deluxe blank pistol has the heft and balance of many conventional pistols. A solid barrel with a red plug identifies that the barrel is safe and is not a real gun. The cylinder swings out to load five 209 shotgun primers. This model comes packed in a hard-shell, foam-lined storage and carrying case.
For more information, go to www.traditionsfirearms.com.