SportDOG and PetSafe is drastically changing the way it sells online and EverythingGunDog.com and EverythingShedDog.com was carefully selected as one of the few approved dealers. We estimate less than 5% (under 100 total)of current SportDOG online retails were approved so we are honored to be this is exclusive group! We have been selected because of our true commitment to helping and serving our customers and 100% stand behind everything we sell- that is fact! We are super excited about this and it will help even further serve our hunting dog customers that so loyally use SportDOG products.
Offical Authorization Letter From SportDOG:
Dear Everything Ecom LLC / Everything Gun Dog,
Thank you for becoming an Authorized Retailer for PetSafe and SportDOG branded products. We have changed our strategy for 2013 and have reduced the total number of authorized resellers to make sure our brands are represented in quality selling environments and offer the best possible support and experience to the consumer.
The Dog Bone Antler Retrieving System is a great training tool to use when starting the training of your new shed dog. When you buy this system you will get a foam antler and the Dog bone Antler Scent. This is the complete package for the person that is just starting the shed dog training. Using the foam shed gets your dog used to the shape and weight of a natural antler shed, also safely teaches the dog how to pick up sheds, without running the risk of the dog picking it up wrong and it rolling in their mouth and stabbing them, in turn making them “Shed Shy”. Once your dog is proficient at pick up the foam shed you can move to a natural shed. There is nothing better than a natural antler shed but the Dog bone antler kit is the next best thing. Using the antler and the antler scent is an excellent combination when training. My observation while training multiple dogs for shed hunting, is that the dog bone antler seems to hold a stronger scent for a longer period of time because the foam absorbs the scent vs. using a real shed that is a bone and may not absorb the scent as well, making it easier for younger less advanced dogs to succeed. The antler also comes with a string where the pedicle is to make it easier to throw farther into dense cover where you want your dog to focus when looking for those big sheds.
The Dog Bone Real Shed antler is a great tool for finishing your shed dog. Before you introduce your dog the real Shed antler “Hard Antlers” you should always start with, foam or plastic antlers, and wax or liquid scents, to get your dog used to the weight, feel and scent of the antler, but once you have a dog that is confident in all the above you should introduce the Real Antler.
The benefit of using the Dog Bone Shed antler is that it come with the pedicle still on the shed and has not been cut off, cutting of the pedicle can leave a burnt smell on the antler which is not good for training a new dog. This also goes for small antler cut offs by cutting the antlers you lose a lot of the natural smell that an antler carries.
We use the Dog Bone Real Shed Antler in the final step of the shed dog training program that we run for all of our shed dogs. These are real sheds and there is nothing better to use when finishing your dog, once your dog is conditioned to finding “fake “sheds. At this stage your dog should have no problem find a real shed and retrieving it to you
I highly recommend using the Dog Bone Antler scent to help aid in the training your shed dog. We train 10-15 dogs a year for shed dogs and we have been using the Dog Bone antler scent for a while and have noticed a difference in the training since we started using the Dog Bone products, it seems that dogs are able to locate the sheds a little easier when training, and success of finding a shed is what makes your dog wan more. The great thing about the Dog Bone Antler scent is that it is made with real pulverized antlers they add small amounts of hair and blood to the blend. Real sheds lose scent so reapplying the scent to the antler makes it possible to reuse sheds day in and day out. The Dog Bone Antler Scent is easy to use, just apply to the antler and hide, it’s as easy as that. One thing to keep in mind when you are Applying the scent to an antler is to try and minimize the amount of human scent that you apply to the shed. I recommend that you use rubber gloves to apply the scent.
The Plastic antler is another great training tool for shed training. When you use
this plastic can rest assured that you dog won’t injure them, the Dokken plastic antler has round points make it a safe training tool. The plastic antler has the
realism of a real antler with all the bumps and contours that a real antler may
have. It doesn’t have the same weight as a real shed, but for training with a
puppy it works great because they can usually pick it up with ease and they don’t
have to struggle to pick up a real antler, which generally makes it more fun for the
puppy and helps build confidence. We use the plastic antler when we transition
a young dog from the foam antler to a real antler, it is a great stepping stone for
a dog to get used to the hardness of a real shed without using a real shed. When
we use the plastic antler we generally use the rack wax instead of a liquid scent,
the plastic doesn’t absorb the liquid as well, if at all as foam antler does. Another
great perk of using the plastic antler is in warm weather it floats, not that you find
to many antlers in the water but it make a fun retrieve for the dog.
Remember these are not chew toys and should not be used as chew toys.