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Video: Using a Bumper Launcher to Help with Longer Retrieves

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s another great dog-training video from Ethan Pippitt, senior dog trainer at Willow Creek Kennels. In this lesson, he’s working on ways to help dog with long retrieves. Sometimes, in the field, a dog will search well short of the mark. Using a bumper launcher will help the dog accurately judge distances and learn how far out to start looking. And here’s the. . .