Expert tips for training your dog with automated launchers

Dog sense

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I hate to admit it, but my dog knows exactly how far I can throw a training bumper—early on in his training, he would stop searching after 30 metres, figuring dead birds simply don’t land any further out than that. During actual hunts, that restricted his search radius and lowered his confidence for longer retrieves.

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I’ve since solved the problem by using an automated launcher to throw out bumpers further, helping teach my dog how to mark, use his nose, steady up and search longer distances. Use one of these launchers and your dog—and your arm—will thank you…

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