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    Thread: With bells on

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      With bells on

      Aye Mates,
      Whence working TRAD and MAC in the uplands, I run the lads with bells on. The bells allow me to know here they are in heavy cover and If they are getting too far out I can immediately recall them. The bells also give them an added measure of safety in letting others know that there are dogs in the immediate area.

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      Those are big bells. I found one of those flat sided ones, it's heavy. It's shotgun season for deer here this week and will be again the first week of Dec. Oban wears a bell then but neighbours put bells on all year, for bears.

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      The bells though "big" are relatively light in weight. I use different bells on each dog as it allows me to differentiate by pitch heard which dog I am listening to without actually having them in sight. This works well when I am working the two dogs together. In listening to the "rhythm" of the bell, I can actually discern when the dog is on a bird (pheasant) in heavy cover without seeing the dog or bird.👍

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      The things you learn about reading on here! I've seen labs referred to as "labracows" for their propensity toward eating things they shouldn't but I've never seen them wearing a (little) cow bell. Belling your dog certainly makes sense now that I read about it. Maybe I should bell mine so I know where they are out in the yard after dark!
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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      The things you learn about reading on here! I've seen labs referred to as "labracows" for their propensity toward eating things they shouldn't but I've never seen them wearing a (little) cow bell. Belling your dog certainly makes sense now that I read about it. Maybe I should bell mine so I know where they are out in the yard after dark!

      Actually they make a clip on light for the dog's collar that will remain on as a steady beam of light or will strobe. The light goes on and off via a squeeze type pressure switch. They come in different colors of light. I have them on my dog's collars so I can tell where they are after dark. I can also use differing colors for each dog so I can differentiate betwixt the dogs. The lights are cheap $6 or $7 depending on where ye buy them.

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