GUNNER Releases Ultra-Durable, Functional Dog Training Bumper

July 27, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – GUNNER, a leading manufacturer of premium dog products, announced today the release of its training Bumper—a product designed to better assist working dogs and their owners throughout the field training and obedience process.

Thoughtfully designed and rigorously tested, the GUNNER Bumper is highlighted by durability and functionality to instill the best possible performance in the field. Constructed with DuraTrieve™ material—a proprietary rubber compound created by GUNNER—the Bumper is long-lasting, versatile, and buoyant creating realistic training scenarios both on land and in water.

The Bumper’s unique tapered shape encourages dogs to easily grasp the center of the target, while strategically placed vents allow for breathability on retrieves. An interior cavity with a removable cap allows for scent training—ideal for gun and bird dogs, sport dogs, and/or K9 working dogs. A removable rubber throw rope can be adjusted in length or removed completely to assist with various training methods, including pile work, dock diving, and working with puppies. The rope’s hex design provides varying grip options to facilitate differing training methods, as well as carrying methods.

“We’re very excited to introduce the first product in our dog training line,” said Addison Edmonds, founder of GUNNER. “Over eight years ago, frustrated with available training tool options, I started brainstorming ideas for a durable, well-designed bumper while working with my dog Gunner. Our talented product design team has refined those initial concepts to ultimately create what I now consider ‘Man’s Best Bumper.’”

“Our mission at GUNNER is to give dogs the lives they deserve. As handlers and trainers, it is paramount to build trust with our dogs to ensure our time spent together will be as rewarding as possible. In creating this product, we hope to create an easier, frustration-free training process for both dogs and their owners to be more efficient in the field.”

Designed for working dogs, the GUNNER Bumper ($30.00) is available in three color options, including Orange, White, and Flasher. Orange is best to mimic blind retrieves, as dogs cannot see this color, and will encourage scent detection; White is ideal for beginners and low-light environments and pile work exercises; Flasher provides a high-visibility mark in all training scenarios.

Gunner will offer special pricing for bulk Bumper orders, including: 3 Bumpers for $80 (-$10 savings), 6 Bumpers for $155 (-$25 savings), and 12 Bumpers for $300 (-$60 savings).

For more information about GUNNER and its products, please visit www.gunner.com.


Based in Nashville, Tennessee, GUNNER® is an American brand that manufactures industry-leading dog products to give dogs the lives they deserve. Designed for safe travel, GUNNER’s G1™ Kennel is the original 5-star crash-test rated dog crate and the market’s only double-wall rotomolded kennel. Whether on the hunt, on the trail, or simply at home, GUNNER believes that Man’s Best Friend deserves Man’s Best Kennel®. For more information about GUNNER’s story and products, go to www.gunner.com.

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