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Best Dog Training Gear for 2022

The can-do-all kit to bring your summer bird dog training to the next level.

Best Dog Training Gear for 2022

Your go-to gear to grab for your off-season dog training this summer. (Photo courtesy of Final Rise)

K9 Pitstop - PreHYDRATE & ReFUEL

K9 Pitstop - PreHYDRATE & ReFUEL
K9 Pitstop - PreHYDRATE & ReFUEL

Your gun dog is an athlete, and all athletes need the right nutrition and supplements to help them reach peak performance. K9 Pitstop PreHYDRATE and ReFUEL were designed to work in conjunction with a high-protein/high-fat diet to keep your dog properly hydrated before and after activity. Proper hydration is key to reduce heat stress and keep your dog’s cognitive function at its best. PreHYDRATE the night before a hunt or field trial increases your dog’s total body water by up to 5 percent for optimal hydration. ReFUEL provides your dog with carb supplements that give it additional energy and endurance to help your dog hunt longer and recover more quickly.

PreHYDRATE: $30, ReFUEL: $30; k9pitstop.com


Final Rise - Sidekick Vest System 

Final Rise - Sidekick Vest System
Final Rise - Sidekick Vest System

The new Sidekick from Final Rise kills two birds with one stone by giving uplanders a vest that doubles as a dog training belt. The Sidekick Vest System weighs in at under two pounds and offers users three adjustment points and a weight-bearing padded waist belt and lumbar pad for a comfortable fit. The system can be used with the shoulder straps as a quail or dove hunting vest or lose the straps and wear it just as a utility belt for off-season training. The belt includes a bird/gear bag with zippered storage pocket, two zippered shell pockets, and two water bottle holders (32 oz. bottles included).

$170; finalrise.com

KUIU - Gila LS Crew Shirt

KUIU - Gila LS Crew Shirt
KUIU - Gila LS Crew Shirt

Training in the summer isn’t just hot for your dog—it is sweltering for you, as well. The KUIU Gila line-up is made with Cool-Touch Fabric to keep you cool even on the hottest of days. The shirt is quick-dry and wicks away sweat, is made with a loose fit for good airflow, and features an anti-odor treatment so even your dog still likes how you smell after a muggy day in the field.

$69; kuiu.com


Hunt Redi - Run & Gun System 

Hunt Redi - Run & Gun System
Hunt Redi - Run & Gun System

The Run & Gun System from Hunt Redi lives up to its name by being a versatile hunt product good for off-season training, the shooting clays course, or small game hunting. A no-fuss, slim design includes a padded belt for a balanced load distribution of your off-season training gear, and a harness/suspender system with MOLLE attachment points. Utilize the system together or separately depending on your needs. The system comes without accessories so you can customize completely to your liking.

$125; huntredi.com

Alfa - .22 Training Pistol 

Alfa - .22 Training Pistol
Alfa - .22 Training Pistol

A training pistol is a necessity for off-season training to mimic gun fire for steadiness training and more. This double- action blank pistol is a rugged and reliable revolver made with a zinc-aluminum frame and high-strength heat-treated steel parts. A bright orange grip and orange safety cap make the firearm highly visible in the field. A six shot swing out cylinder with ejector button makes for easy loading and unloading during training. Chambered in .22 caliber.

$250; gundogsupply.com

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