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Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:30 am

The recent post of the "elephant penis" was the inspiration for this thread...I have seen a lot of good ideas (though some of them no where near as funny as the elephant penis) and though this would be a good thread topic. Post up your ideas and pics. :thumbsup:
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:03 am

All my home made stuff ended up either dangerous or weighing 140 lbs.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:39 am

It would be somewhat embarassing for me to post up some up the stuff I had rigged up when I had to train by myself.. :wink: ..... I bet your dog doesn't have a problem hearing ya' in the swamp with that big "Mega G" Inda' :beer:
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby cfarmd » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:52 pm

i'm new to all this and while it may not be homemade, I really like the idea of using paint rollers are bumpers. Picked up 3 of the small trim rollers last night at Wal-Mart for $6. beats buying the puppy bumpers which I won't use for that long. thought i would share
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:44 pm

swampbilly 1980 wrote:It would be somewhat embarassing for me to post up some up the stuff I had rigged up when I had to train by myself.. :wink: ..... I bet your dog doesn't have a problem hearing ya' in the swamp with that big "Mega G" Inda' :beer:

come on and post it up swampy...can't be worse than the elephant penis! :lol3: :thumbsup:
The Mega G is more for the open water delta flats...when the wind kicks up to 30 knots-it is nice to have. :thumbsup: plus, it protects my ears better...
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Shoot, I hunt with an Acme T2000 that will ring my hunters' ears if I don't cup it, and it's sometimes still not enough if Pup's upwind lunging and plunging.

(Only "homemade" training equipment I use are rope slip leads, which along with whistle, plain rubber bumpers and a Retrieve-R-Trainer launcher are the only training equipment I use...unless birds are "equipment". In which case, does raising them myself qualify them as "homemade"?)
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:49 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Shoot, I hunt with an Acme T2000 that will ring my hunters' ears if I don't cup it, and it's sometimes still not enough if Pup's upwind lunging and plunging.

(Only "homemade" training equipment I use are rope slip leads, which along with whistle, plain rubber bumpers and a Retrieve-R-Trainer launcher are the only training equipment I use...unless birds are "equipment". In which case, does raising them myself qualify them as "homemade"?)

I had a T2000 but could not stand how loud it was in my ears...I don't use it any more. I got one good ear and it's very sensitive to high pitch sounds.

I am looking into copying my buddies air horn for long range signaling to the dog in high wind...it really does work and gets the dogs attention. :thumbsup:
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:34 pm

I buy a kids bike flag($10), remove the flag and the mounting clip- cut the fiberglass pole in 1/2 with a fine toothed saw blade or a cut off wheel. sand the edges, wrap with a $1.00 roll of electrical tape and you have your heeling stick and a spare. :thumbsup:
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby ohio mike » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:14 pm

Made a stock for the Retriever trainer out of 1 1/2 " pvc,fittings, foam pipe insulation,and electrical tape. It can be fired off the knee or the ground.Total investment about $ 4.00.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Drinkin' With Deacon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:19 pm

My lead is made from tarred trotline that my daughter braided. It's durable and different and I needed to do something with the miles of left over line after I rigged some decoys. I have a blind stake that came from a broken wooden push pole fitted with a nail in the bottom. It looks like one of those litter sticks the convicts use to pickup trash on the side of the road except painted orange on the top, sort of like the convicts. The check cord I used was what was left of a ski rope after it got wrapped on the prop. I think it's found new life as part of the boys tree swing. I used one of those green plastic-y tomato stakes as a heeling stick which doubled as a stake for the robo duck (which we call uncle earl). At least the tomatoes I grew were homegrown.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:12 am

here are my "Kennel shoes" that HNTFSH found so funny when I posted this up in the Gear Forum:

I take all my LaCross knee boots that get holes in 'em and make camp shoes with 'em. Great for cleaning the dog kennels/ walking the dog in wet weather. I'm not paying 50-60 bucks for 'em at the store. I"ll make my own.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:13 am

ohio mike wrote:Made a stock for the Retriever trainer out of 1 1/2 " pvc,fittings, foam pipe insulation,and electrical tape. It can be fired off the knee or the ground.Total investment about $ 4.00.

I did that too.. :thumbsup: works great!
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:19 am

Indaswamp wrote:here are my "Kennel shoes" that HNTFSH found so funny when I posted this up in the Gear Forum:

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Wonder if you can put a 1/2 sole on those when they wear out? :huh: :yes:

I can tell ya I'd rather see somebody in these over a pair of 'Crocks'. Grown men should not wear crocs...I don't care if they now come in camo or not.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:22 am

HNTFSH wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:here are my "Kennel shoes" that HNTFSH found so funny when I posted this up in the Gear Forum:

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Wonder if you can put a 1/2 sole on those when they wear out? :huh: :yes:

I can tell ya I'd rather see somebody in these over a pair of 'Crocks'. Grown men should not wear crocs...I don't care if they now come in camo or not.

HNTFSH-by the time they wear out I usually have another pair of boots that have blown a hole so I just cut 'em and make a new set of slip-ons. :thumbsup:
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Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:26 am

Plus nobody will steal 'em!
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:29 am

HNTFSH wrote:Plus nobody will steal 'em!

I'll tell ya what-they are great to slip on after taking off your waders for the ride home... :thumbsup: That's if you do a one day hunt.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:34 am

Indaswamp wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:Plus nobody will steal 'em!

I'll tell ya what-they are great to slip on after taking off your waders for the ride home... :thumbsup: That's if you do a one day hunt.


I would think they'd be a bit sloppy on the feet for that.
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Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:40 am

HNTFSH wrote:
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HNTFSH wrote:Plus nobody will steal 'em!

I'll tell ya what-they are great to slip on after taking off your waders for the ride home... :thumbsup: That's if you do a one day hunt.


I would think they'd be a bit sloppy on the feet for that.


"sloppy" how??
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Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:48 am

Indaswamp wrote: "sloppy" how??


Maybe the fit is different on knee boots over full wader boots, I don't know. The boots on my waders would be pretty sloppy without the supporting cast of the waders. I've been a 12D for 35 years so narrow isn't an issue.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:56 am

HNTFSH wrote:
Indaswamp wrote: "sloppy" how??


Maybe the fit is different on knee boots over full wader boots, I don't know. The boots on my waders would be pretty sloppy without the supporting cast of the waders. I've been a 12D for 35 years so narrow isn't an issue.

knee boots are a tight fit... :thumbsup:
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:01 am

Here's mine... :yes:

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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:16 am

swampbilly 1980 wrote:Here's mine... :yes:

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:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

I got underwear like that.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:18 am

Indaswamp wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:
Indaswamp wrote: "sloppy" how??


Maybe the fit is different on knee boots over full wader boots, I don't know. The boots on my waders would be pretty sloppy without the supporting cast of the waders. I've been a 12D for 35 years so narrow isn't an issue.

knee boots are a tight fit... :thumbsup:


ahhh...I use muck boots.
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Re: Home made dog training equipment

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:30 am

HNTFSH wrote:
:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

I got underwear like that.

A neighbors' son was out in the yard doing some work and I noticed the big white tag hangin' out..(they were inside out)..And you know how some "wear" the pants down to they're ankles..I told him some words of wisdom.."If you ever get confused there, Johnny, it's yellow in the front, brown in the back".. :wink: ... :lol3:
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