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What type of dog whistle have you got and where did it come from?

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Lizcat Tue 20-Dec-11 10:41:55

So I about to start whistle training the mobile mop, but I would like DH and I to each have a whistle to save him from loosing mine. I grew up in a family that used the Acme traditional dog whistle and tunning those to have two with the same pitch is a nightmare. So I am looking at other types of whistle so far I have learnt that 210.5 pitch whistles are better for spaniels and 211.5 for retrievers I think. Do you love your whistle if so why? and where did you get it from? Is it a one tone or two tone whistle?

LaCoccinelle Tue 20-Dec-11 11:00:44

I use an Acme 210.5 for my cocker spaniel, I bought it from Harvey Daniels gundog shop on ebay. He had become very unreliable with his recall so I started his training all over again using the whistle and a pocket full of roast chicken. His recall is pretty good generally, but quite hit and miss if he's found a friendly dog to play with, I guess because I'm a bit lazy with his training sometimes blush

alp Tue 20-Dec-11 12:53:28

I have an acme 210.5 for our springer. In fact I have a purple one and DH an orange one! blush grin

I too got ours from eBay - were about £7.95 with a necklace thing

minimuu Tue 20-Dec-11 13:48:35

Each of my dogs has a different Acme whistle pitch so I can recall them individually .

I get mine direct from Acme here

Avantia Tue 20-Dec-11 17:54:40

Acme 211.5 for my lab off Amazon - got two with lanyard - wouldn't be without it .

Love it when she comes back on the whistle and just sits at my feet ( looking and longing for treat ) .

ditavonteesed Tue 20-Dec-11 18:36:14

210.5 for my spaniel. off ebay, works for my terrier as well although my friend has a 211.5 for her lab and my dogs both recall to her.

GoodKingSlubbersArseFellOut Tue 20-Dec-11 19:31:24

211.5 for lab here from local gun shop. Have several distributed randomly about the house, in walking coats and one in the car. Love my whistle, the noise carries SO much further than my screechy voice and has no element of frustration or panic to it.

Lizcat Wed 21-Dec-11 09:07:18

Thank you every one I have purchased a 210.5 as mobile mop is rumoured to contain cocker. I had checked internet prices, but actually when I popped into SCATS they were cheaper than any of the internet companies, until I felt I needed to buy mop a beautiful new dog coat that happened to be alongside the whistles - he looks fab in his tweed.

CalamityKate Wed 21-Dec-11 22:49:06

Why are some pitches better for some breeds??

WoodRose Wed 21-Dec-11 23:33:44

I am planning to start whistle training my 1 year old border collie to improve her recall. Should I be using a shepherd's whistle or is a 210/211 ok? Not sure I have the tongue/lip/mouth coordination for a shepherd's whistle confused.

GoodKingSlubbersArseFellOut Thu 22-Dec-11 17:09:43

It's the ears innit Kate. Bigger ears and you need a higher pitch to get through more fur.

Yes I totally just made that up.

No idea, maybe something to do with the size of the anvils and hammers inside the dogs' ears? Do dogs have the same little ear bones that we do? Who knows.

On a quite different note here is that french onion soup recipe you wanted on that thread weeks ago and I never got back to you smile

GoodKingSlubbersArseFellOut Thu 22-Dec-11 17:12:56

I don't think it really matters what you use Woodrose. I ended up with a 211.5 because that's what the man in the shop gave me.

ditavonteesed Thu 22-Dec-11 17:21:59

If we are taking wild stabs in the dark, how about, because all the spaniels on a shoot would be doing one job, and so following one set of intrustions, and all the retrievers would be doing another job so need seperate instructions?
I quite like that theory and would like an expert to confirm it. grin

LaCoccinelle Thu 22-Dec-11 18:40:47

I like dita's theory. Although my spaniel only responds to the whistle when I blow it, he ignores it if someone else tries to recall him with it. He will come running to his name for the DCs when we're on a walk because he knows they always have the treats, but ignores the whistle if one of them blows it.

CalamityKate Thu 22-Dec-11 18:49:05

Oh brilliant Slubber - cheers! grin

ameliaesmith Thu 11-Aug-16 13:37:58

Hey guys sorry for digging up an old thread but I'm looking for a good dog whistle, as I have one that my dog responds to but my kids say they can hear it and they find it quite annoying!

One of my friends recommended this one: www.jugdog.co.uk/blog/best-dog-whistles/

Anyone know if it's any good? Or have any others they'd recommend?

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