CGA Large Goose Bumper
The CGA Large Goose Bumper is an excellent bumper to use for training your retriever.
They are durable, rugged, and designed with your retriever in mind.
The firehose provides excellent grip in both dry and wet conditions. The realistic duck-like feel helps promote a solid hold for your retriever, making this a #1 choice for training your dog to hunt.
The Large Goose size bumper is perfect for Basic Gundogs that are old enough to grab onto it. They are the ideal size to add variety to your training bag so that your dog is comfortable with heavier and larger objects. Late season Mallards, Lessers, Canadas, Snow Geese & Specks are an example of larger birds that your dog may pick up in the field. This bumper will help prepare your dog for larger birds.
How many and what color should I choose?
For most situations, I recommend three or more Large bumpers. Using large bumpers on a regular basis helps build your dog's neck muscles and helps them become comfortable with larger objects. As far as color goes, you could choose one of each or go with more!
*Note* Large bumpers are ideal for marking because when airborne, they may have the most contrast compared to other bumpers. (Especially at distance) They are also an excellent choice for blinds retrieves and all-around training.
- White is a great all-around choice for working on marked retrieves or any drill, really. From piles to marks to blinds, a white bumper has its place. For building confidence on blinds, use a white bumper. Make sure your dog can see it! For marked retrieves, use a white bumper. It will help your dog be as successful as it can be.
- Orange is excellent for blind retrieves. Don't be surprised if your dog runs right past an orange bumper. It's harder for your dog to see and, therefore, should be used in the proper context considering variables like wind, cover, etc. Don't be afraid to tape a duck wing or add scent to your bumper to help your dog on the blind retrieve. They have an incredible nose for a reason.
- Yellow is an excellent blend of white and orange, in our opinion. In some cases, it's easier for the dog to see than white; however, it all depends on context. The science out there shows that dogs can see yellow well, but in our experience, it all boils down to contrast of the environment. You can use yellow for both marked and blind retrieves. I use them as a good in-between bumper for yellow and orange.
- Poly Firehose Case: Woven for strength and long life
- Double Polyester Stitching
- Poly Rope Handle: Rot resistance like no other product
- 100% Granulated Cork Core: Never absorbs water, always buoyant