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Postby Claire » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:55 pm

Can anyone recommend a whistle to help me train my collie/labrador?
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Re: Whistles

Postby Daryl » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:07 pm

I use the Acme Fox 40 Micro whistle from ebay
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Re: Whistles

Postby Joe » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:24 pm

I use an acme 211 and half whistle, the 211 and half is the code relevant to the pitch of the whistle, of which there are a few. I would also purchase a couple. I did have 4, (one for working, one in car, one at home and a spare) I have 1 left.
My advice also would be not to use string to put the whistle on, use something that will give easily, I had a bad experience with a branch and the string, when out working one of my dogs.
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Re: Whistles

Postby JonB » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:38 pm

Thats a good point, I keep mine on a safety lanyard - the type of thing office workers keep their ID tags on, it had an easy break section which stop it strangling you.
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