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#5898747 - 08/27/15 09:47 AM Dove season heat?
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5709
Loc: Abilene, TX
I'm a little worried this year about my lab. She's getting close to ten years old and she doesn't take the heat as well as she used to. Last dove season I made sure she had plenty of cool water and i even had to make her take breaks and skip retrieves. I was wondering if anyone had a good review on a cooling vest? Would it be worth trying out?


#5899180 - 08/27/15 02:37 PM Re: Dove season heat? [Re: BradyBuck]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
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When I'm hunting an area without a water tank I'll bring a big cooler full of water. I set the cooler full of water in the shade next to the cooler full of beer I'm sitting on. He'll sit in the water and wait for the birds to fall. He retrieves and jumps back in the cooler waiting for the next bird. Works like a champ.

#5899603 - 08/27/15 06:28 PM Re: Dove season heat? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
I think a "cooling vest" would be more detrimental than good.

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#5899968 - 08/27/15 08:57 PM Re: Dove season heat? [Re: BradyBuck]
maximumintensityretriever Offline

Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 514
Loc: Longview, Texas
Shade, plenty of water, and prehydration is all that you need.
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#5900015 - 08/27/15 09:13 PM Re: Dove season heat? [Re: BradyBuck]
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This works


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#5900041 - 08/27/15 09:22 PM Re: Dove season heat? [Re: BradyBuck]
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I carry a hydration bladder and constantly water the dog. If they don't want to drink I just keep the head wet as much as possible.
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