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bumper color uses: orange, white, and flasher
07-25-231 min read
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Wondering which color of Man’s Best Bumper is for you? Look no further– we’ve broken the different color uses down to the basics.
Training Tips

“Pile” White

The white option ensures optimal visibility for low-light landmarks, which can be particularly beneficial with beginners or young dogs. The bright color stands out against any dark background, making it the most popular color option.

Recommended Uses:

  • Pile work
  • Introductory bumper training
  • Around landmarks
  • In darker environments

“Mark” Flasher

If you’re looking for enhanced visibility in all backgrounds, opt for the flasher model. This color combo is a “win-win situation” since it gives visibility against both light and dark backgrounds. The striking black and white combination allows the dog to track the bumper as it flies into the sky and falls to the ground, even as the landscape behind it changes. It’s good to have on hand when training in different environments, as it gives a mark for all scenarios.

Recommended Uses:

  • Against blue skies and a tree line
  • In any environment
  • For training marks
  • Introductory water training

“Blind” Orange

The orange option mimics blind retrieves due to its low visibility for the dog and high visibility for the trainer. Since the color blends in with grass in the dogs’ eyes, it is ideal for scent training and helping dogs learn to trust the scent rather than tracking the bumper by color alone.

Recommended Uses:

  • Blind retrieves
  • Scent work
  • Practice with more seasoned retrievers
  • Advanced water scenarios


Ready to start training? Check out some of Addison’s favorite bumper drills and learn more about how each color bumper looks from your dog's POV.

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