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Products that will improve your retriever's performance this season
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Avery Outdoors Retriever Line
Avery Outdoors has expanded its line of sporting dog products. Among the innovations: a neoprene dog vest with flotation panels and a pliable handle on the back to help you pull your retriever out of the water; the ATB (Avery True Bird) retrieving dummy that combines a durable PVC shell and foam filling for a duck-like look and feel; and the new HexaBumper with six flat sides for easier holding. The line also includes dog blinds, lanyards, collars, and leads, as well as a cleverly designed trainer's bag. Watch for upcoming Team Waterdog events sponsored by Avery. These events feature seminars, demonstrations, and one-on-one training help from top retriever handlers. www.averyoutdoors.com

Expedite Boat Ladder
The Edge dog ladder by Expedite is designed to ease the difficulty of hauling your dog over the side of a boat. Made of lightweight aluminum with a non-slip powder-coated finish, the ladder folds for storage and transport. Expedite also offers a closed-cell, foam-insulated dog pad that can be used in crates and kennels. www.expediteinternational.com

Tri-Tronics G2 E-Collars
Tri-Tronics, an industry pioneer since 1968, has unleashed its G2 Field and Pro Series electronic collars. The G2 transmitter is made of Lexan, the material used in bulletproof windshields, and is waterproof, lightweight, and less bulky than previous models. Button configurations, stimulation schemes, and price remain the same. The G2 features a removable battery pack, redesigned intensity dial for one-handed operation, and a new charging system. Range is one mile. www.tritronics.com

Dokken's DeadFowl Trainers
Dokken's DeadFowl Trainers are now available in duck, goose, and upland bird designs. Smaller units are made for puppies. The DeadFowl Trainer series dummies—all built to look like birds—feature soft bodies; free-swinging, hard heads; and hard legs and feet. Special duck or pheasant scent can be injected into the dummies. Dokken's check cord, a training staple for years, is brightly colored and available in lengths up to 30 feet. www.deadfowltrainer.com

Cabela's Training Kit
Cabela's dog-training kit contains just about everything you might need to put your dog through its paces. The deluxe version comes with a heavy-duty launcher and two dummies, launcher charges, a dozen (white and orange) throwing dummies, two bottles of training scent, a whistle, a choke collar, and a lead. All these items are housed in a handsome floating gear bag with plenty of pockets and storage areas to add other training items. www.cabelas.com

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