Whistles, Bells, and Lanyards
Our Roy Gonia® dog whistles come in a variety of pitches and frequencies for wherever a hunt takes you. Whistles are a versatile training tool; you can stop a dog in its tracks with one quick tweet. Slip a bell onto your dog’s collar for easy tracking in any environment. Keep your whistle, remote, and other hunting tools within easy reach with one of our leather or nylon lanyards.
- Simplest tracking solution
- Perfect in thick cover or on night hunts
- High pitch or low pitch
- Easy to slip onto collar
- Keep track of hunting accessories
- Nylon or leather lanyards
- Single or double clip
- Durable and comfortable
People seem amazed when they see a running dog instantly stop at the sound of a whistle. The funny thing is, there’s really nothing amazing about it if the dog has been trained properly. While stopping on the whistle isn’t necessarily difficult to teach, it does require repetition and persistence on your part.
The situations where this is a helpful command are many. Obviously, if you want your retriever to take a hand signal toward a fallen duck from 100 yards or more away, you have to stop him first so you can direct him. And wouldn’t it be nice if when your dog is chasing a running rooster pheasant you could stop him while you catch up, then release him again?
Work on basic obedience drills your dog has already been introduced to and add the whistle. As you progress through your SIT exercises, substitute a sharp blast with your whistle for the SIT command. This will prep him for the handling drills. Start by saying only SIT with a gentle tug on the lead. Then go to SIT-TWEET and then just TWEET.
Mix this exercise in with other drills but be certain to make it fun and don’t let him get tired or bored! Again, repetition is the key to success and enjoyment is the best way to have a happy dog and trainer. Always end your training sessions on a happy note and NEVER lose your patience.