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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Nicole....it was great! Rookie surprised me and went out to the middle of the pond to retrieve one...I didn't think he'd go that far...but he did.

    I have three sets of shells....green shells that are for about 30 to 60 yards...yellow that are for about 60-100 yards and red ones that sometimes launch ducks up to 150 yards...but when it starts getting wet it launches much less footage wise. Best investment I ever made...and that was like 2 years ago...I was scared to introduce Rook at first...but he's so laid back that nothing seems to phase him.
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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Quote Originally Posted by WeHeartLabs
    Dani, does that not normally happen? I mean was the duck defective in some way or was it an older one?
    Definately doesn't not regularly happen. This duck is about 18 months old and has had hundreds, if not thousands of launches...and the feet were chewed...the head was chewed...it looked good for the most part...you can see it in Rider's mouth in my siggie picture.
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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    aw crap! that stinks..

    laughed about the dead duck though..


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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    I'm sorry, Dani. That just sucks. :-\
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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    Quote Originally Posted by WeHeartLabs
    Dani, does that not normally happen? I mean was the duck defective in some way or was it an older one?
    Definately doesn't not regularly happen. This duck is about 18 months old and has had hundreds, if not thousands of launches...and the feet were chewed...the head was chewed...it looked good for the most part...you can see it in Rider's mouth in my siggie picture.
    ok thanks...that's good then, at least you got a lot of use out of it.
    Saved the site to show Jeff when he gets home... I'm sure we'll be getting one. We just can't throw it far enough for Emma anymore so this is perfect.

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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Well, there goes $80 in the pond...
    But... the time spent with the boys was priceless!

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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    That stinks!
    The training session sounds really cool though!

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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda1
    Well, there goes $80 in the pond...
    But... the time spent with the boys was priceless!
    I was going the same direction with my thoughts:

    Replacement collar, $15,
    Replacement tags, $5
    Replacement duck, $35

    Entertainment value on lab forum... Priceless.

    Sorry about the duck-beheading, though.
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    I always wondered how effective these launchers were....sounds like, if the duck lasted hundreds to thousands of launches, though, you probably got good use out of it! LOL I'm sorry about the loss of everything, though. That just sucks. Now, I may need to run and get one of those launchers. Wonder if they'd be "legal" (due to the noise) in our pool with neighbors on either side?

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    DefaultRe: Well, there goes $80 in the pond...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    Yup. $80. Gone.

    Took the boys to the pond to swim last night. It was a nice night and they needed to play and exercise.
    Great for training and for long launches), the duck's head falls off in mid air into the middle of the lake. On the next launch, the metal cylinder in the duck pops itself out of the neck of the duck where the head used to be. The dummy is dead. $35.

    So...it started off as a nice night with the boys, ended too short and cost me $80. Off to go shopping for a new dokken duck...and to order new tags for Rider. :P
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    I've modified the PVC and Canvas Dummies because my two train almost every day, sometimes two sessions/day, and they can do some damage in a short period. So I used some Mossy Oak 1000 denier "Shadow Grass" Cordura fabric to make an outer wrap that's impervious to Lab teeth and repositioning in mouth on the way back to heel.


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