Sporting Saint Acme Thunderer 660 Whistle
The Acme Thunderer 660 is a small injection moulded plastic whistle with a high pitch! Very popular whistle.
The Acme Whistle is the perfect solution for gundogs that work in the shooting field, whistle control is essential.
Whistles are used instead of human voice for a reason; it is easier to hear, it is unambigous and it is less disturbing to game.
Dogs have to work at a distance from the handler, outdoors and in all weather conditions therfore the human voice is not as effective as a whistle especially on a windy day!
The whistle makes a very clear and unambigous signal to the dog, this clear and easy for the dog to pick up and train to.The human voice is variableand this comes as a disadvantage when training animals, each command is learned most effectively when paired with a crystal clear, never changing noise. As your voice changes when your angry, tired or have a sore throat the whistle does not - the whistle is totally reliable and consistent!
The purpose of a gundog is to collect food for the table, especially food that has been shot by it's handler. The whistle is far less disturbing that the human voice making a minimum disturbance in the conutryside.