Training Dummies

I just paid a visit to one of my favorite blogs, Mrs. Easton, and was amazed by these Training Dummies. Would you have known what they are for, just by looking at the photos? I didn’t. I thought they were a boating accessory.

These are used in the training of hunting dogs and are typically made out of either canvas or rubber. One throws the dummy – maybe some animal or bird scent is impregnated or rubbed onto the thing – and then the good puppy goes and fetches the duffle-shaped decoy and gets a reward upon its safe return.

Fascinating! And they sure are visually pleasing, no?

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