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Old 07-31-2014, 12:32 PM
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I usually just use sticks. I like regular Wubbas too. On that thought, I need new Wubbas! Off to shop!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:35 PM
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I use wubbas for dock diving because they squeak, and Patton can play tug with them. Usually they only last one session and I get a new one because they stop squeaking.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:48 PM
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Jackson only retrieves the ChuckIt bumpers in water - he loves those things. He is uninterested in the Kong Wubbas and a few others I've tried for some reason.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:53 PM
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I don't know if it is a valid concern, but I noticed that when Gusto fetched tennis balls and anything else that really forced his mouth open, he would act lie he was taking in more water. Since I am paranoid about water intoxication, I started only letting him fetch more narrow toys and sticks. He has a Chuck It ring he loves, and the Water Wubbas work because he carries them by the tails.

Maybe overly paranoid owner, but there you have it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:00 PM
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Retriever bumpers stay clean. Can always replace the cheap bit of rope if it gets too gross.

I like the round chuck-it water frisbees as well. Could always hose them off. We have both Kong and original water wubbas but those probably retain the most gross-ness. The dogs like them, though.
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I don't know if it is a valid concern, but I noticed that when Gusto fetched tennis balls and anything else that really forced his mouth open, he would act lie he was taking in more water. Since I am paranoid about water intoxication, I started only letting him fetch more narrow toys and sticks. He has a Chuck It ring he loves, and the Water Wubbas work because he carries them by the tails.

Maybe overly paranoid owner, but there you have it.
That is a very good point. Abrams has gotten a lot better, but still hasn't mastered the whole, "don't choke on water while swimming" thing yet. I think a toy where he can have his mouth mostly shut would really help.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:12 PM
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I"m a big fan of the regular old bumpers for retriever training. Bright orange and with a rope so you can throw it further or tug with it. Though they aren't really made for tugging with a Shepherd. and they're cheap. I get mine from a farm all type store for about 5-8 bucks a piece (depending on size) and they last pretty much a whole season and I get new ones the next summer.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:13 PM
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Agree with the chuck-it toys. Watson loves the bumper because it has a rope. Not that he actually retrieves it in water .... but it does float and stay clean and other dogs have enjoyed fetching it out of the water. Haha
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Sometimes I'm tempted to throw my Chuck It into the water for fetching. Not a ball. Just the whole darn Chuck It. Lol easy for the dog to grab, won't retain any yuck!
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:14 PM
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Are there any water-proof toys that squeak?...
The Sqwuggie from Katie's Bumpers has squealers.
http://www.katiesbumpers.com/


I think Caleb's Kyjen fire hose bumper had one, too. But it's so old now I can't be sure.
http://rufftoyreviews.com/2011/09/ha...hose-by-kyjen/

We use both of those at home, as well as the Chuck It bumper, and two big ones I bought from Gun Dog Supply. But the Kyjen one is by far Caleb's favorite.


I have a small, canvas, cork filled bumper from Tractor Supply in the hiking back for when we go to the reservoir. They are cheap enough that I don't mind replacing them if the get lost.
http://www.everythinggundog.com/canv...FSpp7Aodcx4ALw
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