dog hearing protection

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  1. Scott McMorrow

    Scott McMorrow Senior Refuge Member

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    Is anybody using Mutt Muffs? Looking at them online, I can't tell how durable they are.

    Any recommends? Training issues I should be aware of?

    Thanks in advance for any help/ideas/input.

    Scott
     
  2. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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    Squaller and LD use them a lot
     
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    Slick Senior Refuge Member

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    Rather than muffs, train your dog to sit/lay '40-60 from your blind using the "place" command. Dog should be steady and only retrieve upon your command. Dog being away from the blind is much safer for the dog, dog can do a better job of marking since he has a better view of the entire landscape and is away from the commotion in the blind during the "take'em" and shooting period so he can do a better job of concentrating and focusing especially if there is a double or triple down.
     
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    Scott McMorrow Senior Refuge Member

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    That is my current set up in the rice. When I hunt the refuges I use a dog table and have my guy set up pretty close to me.
     
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    DuckFan Elite Refuge Member

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    I have seen the muffs in action with LD. Works great! His dogs are trained with them and actually look for him to out them back on after a retrieve.

    LD removes them before sending the dog. Then puts them back on after they return. Slick system
     
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    fishdog Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Just put your dog table in a location away from you. Or make a hiding spot for him away from the guns on shore somewhere. I’ve hunted natural clubs with my dogs 60yards away and / or across the pond. Other guys I know have too. The ear muffs are a hassle. LD uses them because he has nowhere to hide his dog. They wear muffs and get covered with a Tater sack. It’s pitiful lol!! Plus I know Mike spends a load of time on training. I’d only do it as a last resort to save my dogs hearing. I think LD would agree.
     
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    Scott McMorrow Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks everyone for the input.
     
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    Scott McMorrow Senior Refuge Member

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    LD/Squaller... you got your ears on? The hunting set-up in the club I just joined has me considering these...

    My question, have either of you had an issue with ear infections using them?

    JW
     

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