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Dog whistles?

Posted by carmen_grower_2007 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 9, 10 at 9:06

Anybody have or know about these? Does the sound carry over long distances? We ring a bell to call the dogs in but when the woods are fully leafed, the sound doesn't carry far enough.

Normally we let them run through the acreage but it is hunting season and large yellow labs can look like deer to drunk hunters!


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I've wanted to know about these to.I'd like to have one for Annabelle.She doesn't run loose but I would still like to use one.I'll keep reading this post.


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Yep, dogs can hear the whistle, but the problem is will they respond to them. In my opinion I can whistle myself without a manufactured whistle and a regular whistle carries longer distance than a dog whistle. My opinion, if you are worried aboout your dog in the woods during hunting season, put an orange vest on him....you should be wearing one as well....that way there is NO MISTAKING a person or a dog and tragedy will be averted. You can purchase vests on line or make them yourself...


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while we don't allow hunting out here, there will still be a stray hunter go through once in a while. my dogs all wear bright orange bandanas this time of year.


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We also use the orange bandannas but I think the vest idea is even better -- there are probably patterns for them. Do you know that the dog whistle doesn't carry as far as a regular whistle? I heard the opposite but don't know how a person could test it.

Yes, they always come when called if they can hear us.


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Well,I for one can't whistle at all!I just always wanted one to try(dog whistle).I don't need the vest as mine don't go out of the yard.


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I did the google thing and found several silent whistles but all had bad reviews --- claimed they weren't silent. Would really like someone who actually uses one of these to comment.


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Now this could just be the ticket! Anybody familiar with storm whistles?

Here is a link that might be useful: Storm Whistles


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I ordered several of the storm whistles and will let you know how they work out. We are in the middle of nowhere so the sound won't bother neighbors - we just need it to carry a long distance. I made a bunch of dried deer liver sticks to train them with once the whistles come.


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Why not a regular whistle?


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A regular whistle won't carry any further than the cow bell we use now. I need a sound that carrys through woods, wind up to a mile.


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A whistle is piercing. You want to cover your ears.

A cow bell, not so much. Lower pitched, rather pleasing.

Whistles are louder.

But, whatever.


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Received them - two short bursts and the dogs come running no matter where they are. It gets their attention which is all I needed.


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