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    I have a new lab pup! Woohoo me!!! I知 Looking for the best training/ hunting whistle. I was told to get one from England. Any feedback would be Greatly appreciated on which one to buy.

    I値l hanks in advance!!
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    By "English" whistle they may be meaning an Acme whistle ..... they have several styles and they are manufactured in the U.K.

    There are many styles large and small, with and without a "horn" which helps to direct the sound towards the dog when they are at a distance from you and with a pea or without. Lots of whistle types here - https://store.dakotacreekretrievers....egory_s/66.htm

    Personally I use the Answer whistle has a horn and is pealess with the added bonus it is orange so is easily seen if dropped. Pealess is great when training or hunting in colder temperatures as the pea won't freeze up with any saliva.

    What ever you do .... don't buy a Fox40 whistle .... they are designed as a referee / sport whistle and the sound surrounds you versus being directed forward. Your hunting blind buddies won't be impressed and should you get into hunt testing the judges will hate you!!
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    I started my gun dog training with spaniels over 40 years ago. The standard spaniel whistle is the UK made Acme 210 1/2. I became use to it and found the dogs responded very well to it without blasting my eardrums out. It is not very loud but dogs have keen hearing for high pitch and respond to it from quite a long distance. When I added retrievers to my team I stayed with this style of whistle but went to the Acme 211 1/2 which is slightly louder (both are pea-less). I don't field trial but I do train regularly with a group of trialers. At first they would tease me and tell me to get a "real" whistle but once they saw how well my Chessie responds to it even at long range they now leave me alone. They are easily obtained on line from Ebay or Amazon.

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    Thanks everyone. I
    Picked up the Acme 212 which a friend suggested and will give it a try. I thought they’d be louder, I’m glad they’re not due to my hearing loss and ringing.
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    It has been my observation that when a dog does not respond to a whistle command rarely is the issue that they did not hear it.

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    I prefer the Acme thunderer for handling my pointer. The large whistle allows for a variety of tones that allow me to communicate different things to my dogs.

    https://www.amazon.com/ACME-WHISTLE-...0IQ?th=1&psc=1
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