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Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« on: November 12, 2022, 12:50:53 PM »
Iím wondering if anyone is using these and, how well they work.

I have a 20 month Pudelpointer who beats the H-LL out of the underside of his eyes. I have to find a solution for this problem, it happens most every time we go out.  These pics are from a 2 hour hunt yesterday.

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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2022, 01:33:29 PM »
I have not, but plan to. I know people who do and the dogs do just fine.
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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2022, 07:28:14 AM »
I have considered it. What type of cover were you running? I ran my shorthair 9 hours on the east side last weekend and she had minor eye and nose hair abrasion. We saw cattails, thistle, tumble weeds, grasses.

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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2022, 08:02:54 AM »
My GSP had the same issue early into dove opener this year. And from what I read that area around the eye will toughen up and you'll stop seeing such rough abrasions. I read from an old timer that if you aren't training the dogs in the same area you're hunting (or similar make up) and they aren't coming into the CRP fields consistently and high cat tails and sage brush then the portions of their body that get the most wear during hunting don't get a chance to get those "calluses". We used some "paw relief" https://alphadognutrition.com/collections/nutrition/products/paw-wax-relief balm around his eyes and they healed up right away and haven't had the same area abrasion all season.

As far as the Rex Spex goes - I don't know of anyone who uses them but I've heard they can be pretty handy in the right situations.

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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2022, 08:08:12 AM »
I have hunted sandhills down in Texas where guys use them on their dogs.  They use them mainly to protect their dogs from getting their eyes poked out by wounded birds.  The birds will go for the face of the dog.
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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2022, 04:54:09 PM »
I have considered it. What type of cover were you running? I ran my shorthair 9 hours on the east side last weekend and she had minor eye and nose hair abrasion. We saw cattails, thistle, tumble weeds, grasses.

The cover that did him in was Ravenna grass, after doing the research to find its real name.  It is 8+ feet high and there is huge patches of it that hold birds.  He had been in it a lot Friday. He does need work, he travels a little fast and has no quit. He showed some pink under his eyes after an hour and a half or so.  So, I new we had to stop. We hunted the way out and he got a rooster up in these weeds.  I shot it and he headed in.  When he came out he was a mess. Lesson learned for me.
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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2022, 05:06:58 PM »
My GSP had the same issue early into dove opener this year. And from what I read that area around the eye will toughen up and you'll stop seeing such rough abrasions. I read from an old timer that if you aren't training the dogs in the same area you're hunting (or similar make up) and they aren't coming into the CRP fields consistently and high cat tails and sage brush then the portions of their body that get the most wear during hunting don't get a chance to get those "calluses". We used some "paw relief" https://alphadognutrition.com/collections/nutrition/products/paw-wax-relief balm around his eyes and they healed up right away and haven't had the same area abrasion all season.

As far as the Rex Spex goes - I don't know of anyone who uses them but I've heard they can be pretty handy in the right situations.

I agree with training them where they will hunt but not always practical. Its 200 miles for me to get him in our hunting grounds. 

He did get a little beat up on opener of quail but, nothing like this. We hunted different cover for quail. I do know from my retired lab that the more you go, the easier it gets for them, all the way around. The pads are definitely an issue too, that need to be managed. 

Thanks for the link!
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Re: Anybody use Rex Specs on their dog?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 11:33:30 AM »
Yes! We use them all the time. Our dogs were getting swollen eyes and cheat grass in the eyes. Now, we don't hunt without them. They work great and are easy to train.
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