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Essential Dog Training Gear of 2023

Top gear for your duck dog this year.

Essential Dog Training Gear of 2023

Kick the year off the right way and gear up with these retriever training essentials. (Photo courtesy of Garmin)

Garmin Delta SE Electronic Collar

Garmin Delta SE Electronic Collar
Garmin Delta SE Electronic Collar

Simple and effective, Garmin’s Delta SE electronic training collar bundle is their user-friendly e-collar. If you get easily confused by the remote or have trouble navigating your smart phone, the Delta SE aims to make training a breeze while providing total control of your retriever. It includes three different ways to train, including tone, vibration, and up to 10 levels of momentary or continuous stimulation. A tactile dial allows you to focus on your dog while training, so you never have to take your eyes off what matters. It even has a slide switch allowing you to train two dogs simultaneously!  

$250 (Bundle) | garmin.com

Dokken Puppy Dead Fowl Trainer Dummy

Dokken Puppy Dead Fowl Trainer Dummy
Dokken Puppy Dead Fowl Trainer Dummy

It’s never too early to get them started, and Dokken’s Puppy Trainer was tailor-made for puppies from 7-12 weeks old. Made with a soft, durable, scent-injectable body, the Puppy Trainer is suitable for use both in the house and in the field. Like other Dokken Dead Fowl trainers, the Puppy Trainer's purpose if the same, to teach retrievers the proper way to hold and carry a bird. It includes a free-swinging hard plastic head to encourage proper pickup and hold while discouraging shaking of birds, floats even when punctured, and weighs in at approximately one ounce. It is even available in mallard, quail, and dove configurations.

$13 | deadfowltrainer.com

MOmarsh Final Stand

MOmarsh Final Stand
MOmarsh Final Stand

You don’t like to stand in cold water or sit on cold ground, even in your fancy insulated waders, so why do you think your dog does? MOmarsh’s Final stand aims to fix that issue, by providing a dry, and stable, platform suitable for a wide variety of hunting environments. Equipped with a Duramesh platform that drains easily and provides solid footing, the Final Stand reduces strain and fatigue on your favorite hunting partner allowing them to stay in top shape all season. It includes independently adjustable legs that extend from 18 to 32 inches. It comes standard with tent stakes for dry ground use and weighs so little you will never leave it at home.  

$160 | momarsh.com

Purina Pro Plan Sport Puppy Formula

Purina Pro Plan Sport Puppy Formula
Purina Pro Plan Sport Puppy Formula

Purina Pro Plan Sport Puppy Formulas are specifically formulated to power athletic puppies of all sizes, so they can make the most of each life stage in the field and in the home. Purina Pro Plan SPORT Puppy Development 30/20 promotes concentration, problem-solving and trainability with real chicken as the number one ingredient. Its 30 percent protein, 20 percent fat ratio promotes age-appropriate strength and endurance. For large breeds, Purina Pro Plan Sport Large Breed Puppy Development 30/18 supports a healthy growth rate and age-appropriate strength and endurance. Real chicken protein helps build lean muscles and a healthy heart.

$50 for 18lb bag | purina.com

DT Systems Super Pro Dummy Launcher

DT Systems Super Pro Dummy Launcher
DT Systems Super Pro Dummy Launcher

If you have a retriever, you know that a retriever will never stop fetching if you are throwing. To save your rotator cuff and elbow, checkout DT System's Super Pro Dummy Launcher. Not only with this help stave off major shoulder surgery, but it is also as fun as a potato launcher with the added benefit of helping train your retriever to both the sound and sight for long retrieves. Using .22 caliber blanks, you can launch a dummy over both land and water. The Super Pro Dummy Launcher is self-contained and made to last many years of training.  




$130 | dtsystems.com

SportDOG Brand WETLANDHUNTER 1825X

SportDOG Brand WETLANDHUNTER 1825X
SportDOG Brand WETLANDHUNTER 1825X

The SportDOG Brand WetlandHunter 1825X is designed for the waterfowl hunting environment, where space is a premium and durability is a requirement. The 1825X CAMO model features up to 1 mile of range to train up to 6 dogs (with purchase of Add-A-Dog collars), and is wrapped in Realtree Max-5 camouflage, so it looks outstanding, without standing out. With only a slight movement of the dial and the push of a button, you will be able to communicate with your dog using a tone, vibration, or one of the 21 levels of static stimulation. This customization and ease-of-use ensures your training is consistent, immediate, and tailored to your dog’s unique personality.

$360 | sportdog.com

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Eukanuba Premium Performance Line Dog Food

Eukanuba Premium Performance Line Dog Food
Eukanuba Premium Performance Line Dog Food

All sporting dogs are not created equal. Eukanuba, the pet food company founded in 1969 to produce scientifically developed kibble for sporting and working dogs, now re-affirms their position by using the latest nutritional science and technology to create their Premium Performance line. This line includes four specially created products that best suit a dog’s exercise levels and nutritional needs. These formulas include Sprint: for dogs that require bursts of energy, Exercise: for dogs working for up to an hour, Sport: for dogs that run for up to three hours, and Work: for dogs that run for over four hours. Each formula varies in protein and fat and are rich in vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients that supports the unique needs and demands of sporting dogs.  

$85 for 28lb bag | eukanuba.com

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