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once you go to a whistle you'll never go back. look at wallmart in the camping section. they have a survival whistle with a compass and thermometer for about four bucks. very loud.
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I've often thought about using a whistle during training and running my dogs. Maybe even a Bosun's Whistle so I can use different commands. Figure if it can be heard on a windy deck then it should work alright out in the woods.
I use a whistle and love it. Two short burst means come and one long loud one I use to get there attention if they are being stubborn. I trained mine to respond by putting them on a long rope and blowing the whistle and pulling the rope. When they would come I would reward them with a treat.
is that all you can really do to train come with a whistle is use a check cord and blow the whistle and pull them into you and reward. then repeat...and repeat...and repeat? Could you collar condition them to come? I also have a lab that I hunt and run field trials with and have wondered if I could use the same methods with the lab as with my beagles.
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I run with an older gentleman who has a horn and suprisingly my dogs came to him blowing that horn right off the bat. I would laugh at him but now I gave in and bought one its called a Harking Horn got it from Eisunhunt. I hunt with my brothers and run dogs with several different people and everyones dogs come when I blow the horn. It works great.
I use a whistle and I love it I too hate yelling for a dog. For some reason they seem to come really fast when I use my whistle, maybe because they hear it better and it don't seem to echo off the country side and confuse them as to where I am.
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