View Full Version : How durable are the Dead Fowl Trainers?

06-03-2004, 08:02 AM
I'm starting to get the gear ready for training my wn pup and I have been seeing the DFT. I was wondering how durable they were? I would like to just use these instead of bumpers or does it really matter. Thanks

06-03-2004, 09:16 AM
I think they are very durable, I have several and use them allot. No problems so far. I do know people that have worn then out but it takes several years and a heck of a lot of use!

Brett Beinke
06-03-2004, 09:30 AM
I have had several and I love them. They really teach a dog how to pick up birds correctly. They las t a long time unless your dog hard mouths. I have a mallard that is 5 years old now. I pretty much only use it on land though. Starting year 4 it would get water logged and get quite heavy to toss. I like the blue winger and plan on getting a black duck if they make it. Not because of the blacks we shoot here (I shot one in 30 years of hunting) but to keep the dog from looking for the white bellies! Early season around here there jsut aint much white on anything.

06-03-2004, 11:18 AM
They are one of the best training tools out on the market! I own several DFT and are worth every penny!

06-03-2004, 12:51 PM
I agree with everyone else - I use them with my pointers and they are great. Like anything else they can be chewed up if used as a "toy" but they are very durable under normal use or training conditions.

Nevada Jim
06-03-2004, 12:53 PM
Get 3 or more small diameter canvas bumpers for your new pup. Get a Teal Dokken also. Use it as a "special treat" or "happy bumper" at first. It will minimize pup "cigaring" and encourage it to hold correctly. After it's adult teeth are in, get as many Dokkens as your budget will permit.

"ok ... who just quacked? I heard that!"

http://www.hunt101.com/img/055707.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=55707&c=500&z=1)

06-03-2004, 02:07 PM
That's a great picture Nevada!

Thanks for all the info guys keep it coming!

Woods and Water
06-03-2004, 03:35 PM
I will ehco what has been stated above,they are good training devices and are very durable.I have had mine for years and they still work as good as the day we bought them.

06-03-2004, 07:40 PM
They are very durable but don't let your dog run off with them without you knowing because they will rip them apart. But that is with everything I guess.:TT: :TT:


duck smuggler
06-03-2004, 08:08 PM
there awsom but i was able to get the smallest one they make
called the dove 2/3 the size of the teal was great for starting

Big Pharma
06-04-2004, 10:33 AM

I've had mine for quite a while...worn and faded...still floats like a duck.

06-04-2004, 06:23 PM
Thanks Big Pharma!

Call'em N
06-06-2004, 08:50 PM
You will also be needing a bunch of standard sized bumpers. I am 100% willing to go down and buy the seconds from Neuman and Benett for ya. You can pay me for them when you come up. They run $2-$4 each. I would say once your pup is 6-7 months you will nedd at least 10 white. Let me know if you want me to do that for ya!

06-06-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Nevada Jim

"ok ... who just quacked? I heard that!"

http://www.hunt101.com/img/055707.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=55707&c=500&z=1)

Great pic Jim, I know that look all too well....:TT:

Nevada Jim
06-07-2004, 12:49 PM
Cut-um ... if you know that look, then I'll gurantee you'll recognize this one ...

"Dad! ... Quick! ... Zip up your pants and get back in here ... INCOMING!"

http://www.hunt101.com/img/077372.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=77372&c=500&z=1)

06-09-2004, 03:45 PM
Guaranteed the dog is looking at the Kong, they always do. Nice pics Jim.

06-10-2004, 04:51 PM
Thats a sweet looking dog in a sweet looking blind!