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What size dumbbell?

I am starting up rally with Riley and I need to order a dumbbell - any advice on what size you think would be good for him?
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A dumbell isn't used in rally, but here is a guide on how to size one:

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What size dumbbell?

I think it'd be best if you can try them. Does your trainer have some for Riley to try? Molly was sized by her trainer (she has a lot of them). We got the 3 inch ends with 3 inch bit (12x12).


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What size dumbbell?

Well whatever we are doing, we need a dumbbell haha! My instructor also referred us to Max200 but I can't for the life of me figure out what size


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Riley says "What kind of dumbbell is going to fit in this adorable mouth?"


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Despite being over 20 pounds apart, my two boys use very similar sized dumbbells. Conner's is 2.5 inches both across and ends. Flip's is 2.6 ends and 2.4 inches across. I don't think the 1/10 inch difference really matters that much, they do swap out dumbbells occasionally.

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If Riley was anymore adorable I wouldn't be able to stand it!
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Use a wood dowel (if you have one). If not, a wood pencil works. You need something that's round, hard, and you can mark on.

Stick it in your dog's mouth behind the canines and shut your dog's mouth. You want to see where the jowls bunch up.

*** I like J&J dumbbells better than the Max 200 dumbbells... funny thing is at class this past Monday there was somebody who handled our dumbbell (her dog stole it from Jacks) who was nearly hysterical trying to find out where we got it from. She was given the same exact dumbbell secondhand from somebody and wasn't finding anything like it in the other places she ordered from.

The guy at Max 200 will be a lot more helpful with you than J&J if he spots anything he thinks might be an error. <= He discussed the order over the phone with me to suggest I go with a smaller dumbbell based on my guy's breed, not realizing my guy has a big mouth and more jowls than goldens should have.

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Oh and Annabel, who weight wise is between the two boys, but has a narrower muzzle, has a dumbbell that is 2.25 inches both ways.

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And I prefer Max 200 to J&J dumbbells, as they have more options for customization.

Max 200 measures in cm, and J&J measures in quarter inches, so keep that in mind if ordering from one of them

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