Hunting Dogs Are Athletes
Like all athletes, they need high-quality training equipment to become top performers. AirFlow Bumpers™ are engineered to improve oxygen intake and carrying position, all while encouraging a softer grip. AirFlow Bumpers are superior to conventional bumpers.
BUILDING A BETTER DOG BUMPER
To the uninformed, all bumpers are equal. The design has been virtually unchanged since bumpers were first introduced – a straight plastic or canvas cylinder with or without bumps for grip. But hunters and trainers appreciate the advantages that help develop a superior dog. AirFlow Dog Bumpers are better for your dog’s athletic performance, better for proper retrieval training and better for overall health.
Based on Research
Chuck Yanke, an engineer and avid hunter, learned about an innovative new training bumper design from the Canine Performance Sciences Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University. Researchers there had concluded that traditional training bumpers restricted 93% of the airflow through dogs’ mouths – almost completely blocking the air. To address this problem, they developed a completely new design.
Chuck bought the rights, patented the design and launched AirFlow Bumpers, committing to using only safe materials and manufacturing the product in America.
Since the beginning, the company has been focused on field-testing and the wholesale market. AirFlow Bumpers are now being used by professional trainers across the country.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
- Highly Recommended
From breathing to durability to holding to overall design, there’s nothing but positive reasons to recommend these bumpers.
- Easy To Find, Carry & Train
My dogs find it natural to carry it properly. AirFlow Bumpers really help the training flow. This has been a great product to work with.
Consider the impressive advantages that result from just a few smart design improvements:
- The narrowed center increases air flow by 350%.
- The narrowed center and redesigned shape encourage dogs to naturally grab the center of the bumper.
- The fluted design improves airflow, air enters the mouth through the sides and the front. The flutes prevent sealing by the dog’s jowls on the side of the bumper.
- The fluted design allows easier carrying with less biting force – encouraging a softer grip.
- Both small and large dogs can train with the same bumper.
Recent news reports have shown pet products coming from China vary greatly in quality and safety. All standard bumpers are made in China. Conventional plastic bumpers are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which contains 36% to 72% phthalates – harmful chemicals that leach out. PVC has been banned from children’s toys since 2008. AirFlow Bumpers are made from a FDA- and EU-approved nontoxic food-grade plastic. This plastic is flexible, tasteless, and extremely durable, while still maintaining the proper feel and bounce.
Your dog’s safety is the primary reason we manufacture in America, and we are proud to support American manufacturing and American jobs.
AirFlow Dog Bumpers are manufactured in the U.S. and are subject to U.S. health and safety regulations.