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100% Recommend this product (41 of 41 responses)
By Steve
Worth it
July 26, 2023
Absolutely changes the training game.
By Phil
Works great
April 21, 2023
Works good. Smaller than I thought. It would be nice if they were just a bit bigger. But they did work great
By Joe G.
Townsend, MT
Great Launcher!
March 7, 2023
I recently purchased this bird launcher to add to my collection of training equipment. Initially putting the thing together was fairly straight forward. Putting on the springs can be challenging and having two people for this is handy. This launcher can easily handle a pigeon / quail sized bird. I wouldn't expect to be able to use it with full sized bumpers. Puppy bumpers work OK. Also, don't expect this unit to launch a bumper very far. You will be lucky to get an 8 ft bumper launch straight up in the air. That being said, the main purpose I got this was to launch birds and it does that very well. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.
  • Durable
  • Reliable
  • Fair priced.
  • Remote ready.
  • Tough to get the springs set.
  • Bumpers don't fly far.
By Greg
Great for training solo
February 22, 2023
Was great on the fast shipping time. Having the ability to control the launcher at a distance while training solo was a huge plus. Expandable is an added benefit, if you are looking for a bird launcher go dogtra, easy set up
  • Easy set up
  • Remote launch
  • Manual launch
  • Expandable
  • With they were one size fits all birds, being limited to one size (quail) for smaller puppies doesn't help the longer process
By Pete
DT QL2 Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
February 15, 2023
This is my second DT launcher purchased from Gun Dog Supply. This item is a worthy investment for initial training and for pre-season tune-ups. Steve's assessment and product review is on point and I'd highly recommend it.
  • Easy to assemble and use during training sessions. Long range capability if needed.
  • Larger birds [pheasants] require the larger DT launcher.
By Mika
Great Training Tool
January 18, 2023
Couldn’t be happier with this launcher. Looking forward to using it during the off season to work on steadiness and teach steady to flush.
West Texas
Work as advertised
December 29, 2022
Used the three launchers two times. So far so good. Look forward to many years of good service.
West Virginia
Simply works
December 21, 2022
Well made and great training device for pointing dogs
  • It works
  • None
By Rock R.
excellent product
September 28, 2022
Easy assembly , rugged, and gives a pigeon enough of a lift that even a lazy bird takes some sort of flight
  • Received in a timely manner , simple product , the fewer moving parts the better.
  • Having only used the product a few times I have not found any cons at this point.
By Cole
Great Launcher
August 23, 2022
This is a great launcher. I love how you don’t have to mess with batteries with the receiver, having it be rechargeable is fantastic. One small down side: It’s a little tight for your full grown homing pigeons. It still works, but they’re in there a little snug. Overall, great product.
  • Great design, Easy to use, easy to assemble out of the box.
  • Little tight for my full grown homing pigeons. Or maybe my birds need to go in a diet.
By Fred
Moses Lake, WA
Good launcher
August 6, 2022
I had three QL2 launchers already, with the receivers in place. I got these to expand my options. Works like it should. Simple to assemble. Reliable. Works in tandem with another QL2 (with receiver) and is plugged into it with a cable.
  • Gives the option of placing another launcher 25' away. It saves some money, not having to buy the expensive receiver.
  • Cable can get pulled inadvertently by dogs or handlers. Then it will not launch.
May 6, 2022
Really like how these are built very solid, I would do a 4.5 but can’t the only thing I dislike is how you have to put the locking pin in so it doesn’t fly open on you. I was thinking it electronically locked and when I set them in place I hope it doesn’t open up on me. Overall though works great..
By Ira S.
Great product and Service!
May 5, 2022
Fast shipping and great service again from gun dog supply!
  • Fast shipping!
By David F.
Des Moines, IA
Everything I was hoping it would be
March 2, 2022
Quail launcher works great and is a great product would highly recommend it. Guns Dog Supply is my got to source for all of my gun dog needs. Customer service is second to none.
By Chad A.
Great Product from a Great Website!
October 20, 2021
I've been involved with training bird dogs with a group for over 6 years, the launchers they had for us to use were nowhere near as nice as this Dogtra. In fact, I have a second one on the way that would've been purchased here as well, but you had sold out at the time (not surprising). Needless to say, I've had a great experience with this company, and this is a great product they carry.
  • Long-range signal, no delay, very high launching abilities, Easy assembly, easy to use/charge, seems very durable.
  • None for me so far.
By Mike T.
Dallas, TX
A Must Have
October 20, 2021
This is a great product and very necessary for me to train my dogs. The spring tension is great and adjustable. I hunt in a variety of environments. So I like to train in a variety as well. Being able to launch high in open country verses low in thick cover has been great. Not sure about the duck tone option! Maybe its illegal to use a quail tone? Doesn't that apply for duck also? It doesn't matter to me and it helps find the launcher at pick up time.
By Tom
Moseley, Va.
Dogtra quail launcher add on
August 31, 2021
Shipped to me very quickly! Assembly of this is extremely easy. Highly recommend
  • Great product and easy assembly
By Joe
First Remote Launcher!
August 4, 2021
I bought this brand as it was recommended to me by one of my NAVDHA charter members. Pretty easy to put together and so far works wonderfully. Launched my first few pigeons and no issues! The ones I have seen others use seem well made and they seem to last a good while. Looking forward to being able to purchase another when I can afford!
  • Easy to set up, good quality
  • A bit pricey but you pay for what you get
By Lou
Awesome Product!
August 3, 2021
It comes disassembled but it comes with the tools to put it together! The instructions were very clear. It is sturdy and the activator is built well. Now i know why people recommend the Dogtra!
  • Well Built
  • Tools included
  • Adjustable launch because of the spring
  • Clear directions
By Steve
Well built unit
July 15, 2021
Assembly was easy and the unit is well built and thought out. Adjustable launcher tension is a great feature.
By MarkB
Bird launcher
March 21, 2021
Good quality and easy to set and launch. Ordered two and one launcher was defective but Steve quickly responded and sent another launcher to exchange. That’s the reason I gave it a 4 vs 5.
  • Like the spring tension to set the launcher strength
  • I use the tone I locate the launcher. Really helps when picking them up in the field to locate quickly
  • Not sure why there's a duck tone would prefer a quail tone of a flushed quail
  • The launcher receiver seems to not hold tight enough to the launcher - slides in place but does not lock in place.
By Steve
Quality components
November 21, 2020
This was the recommended units' of my professional dog trainer .. he uses his hard nearly everyday. The unit is reliable and quiet, just what the doctor ordered..
By Gene
Good Launchers
November 12, 2020
Works good!
  • Works
  • Cost
By Chris W.
Western Kentucky
Terrific training tool!
October 10, 2020
I have two Dogtra Quail Launchers. I trigger my launches manually but will likely add the remote next year. I use Jumbo Georgia Bobwhites and they fit fine. Easy to load. Safety is secure. I get about 10 feet of launch height. I loaded and placed the launchers about 30 minutes before I let the dog go. We approached with the breeze in our faces and he got on them. Hard 90 degree turn when we went by the first launcher so the launcher allowed good air circulation. I’m a rookie trainer but Hank my Brittany really enjoys the training. I’m using a thirty foot check cord and he holds nicely with slack in the cord. Long enough to get a couple of pictures, one of which I will attach.
  • Size
  • Secure safety
  • Easy to launch manually
  • Good air circulation
By Allen l.
Mustang, OK
Good product with limitations
September 16, 2020
Enjoy using the launcher, but it is difficult to load. Without the door system and top load only it is somewhat difficult to ensure keeping the bird in the launcher while loading. Operation is great and there is plenty of scent flow through the launcher. I would recommend this launcher to all who train pointing dogs.
By Larry N.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
October 11, 2018
Very easy to use and works great when training my English Pointer pup.
By Stephen F.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
June 29, 2016
Great product because i bought it at gundog supply. Don't buy it from Dogtra website, customer service is terrible.
By Legacy I.
Review for Dogtra Add-On Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
May 31, 2016
The launcher works like you expect it too. Excellent training tool.
By Legacy I.
Review for Dogtra Add-On Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
May 31, 2016
Launcher works like you expect it too. Excellent training tool.
By Shawn C.
Review for Dogtra Remote System w/ 2 Quail Launchers QLD-2
May 19, 2016
Does just what it says it will do! Great tool for the dogs. If you're looking for some suggestions to better the experience of the user....and Dogtra wanted to kick it up a notch, they should consider making the 2502 remote work on the launcher receiver and/or throw in a canvas carrying case for the launcher??
By Christopher P.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
April 13, 2016
These are my first bird launchers, and have used them many times since I purchased them. I bought these because my dog trainer recommended them to me. I'm glad I invested the extra money.
By Jacob O.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
March 20, 2016
The pop boxes I got I love. They are very well made.
By Lawrence T.
Review for Dogtra Remote Quail Launcher QLD-1
February 3, 2016
This is a great launcher. You can adjust it down for mild launches with little noise, great for younger dogs. And of course you can crank it up for sky shots, especially helpful for birds reluctant to fly. Expecting a new retriever this year and the quack sound is perfect.
By Victoria F.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
June 17, 2015
Reliable and easy to operate. I use both Dogtra and Tritronic releases and both are easy to fit onto launcher.
By Michael K.
Review for Dogtra Remote System w/ 3 Quail Launchers QLD-3
May 7, 2015
I wish the receiver fastened a little tighter to the launcher basket. It's very loose and no way to tighten up. I'm worried that the receiver will fall off and get lost.
By Monte F.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
March 12, 2015
Product is very high quality and easy to use. A very reliable tool to use with your dogs to train wing an shot steadiness.
By Brian D.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
February 3, 2015
Great product.
By Shaylee L.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
December 28, 2014
Seems to work just as intended. Will probably add the remote eventually. Great product!
By James B.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
May 22, 2014
I bought 4 launchers. They worked great for pigeons, quail, and chukar.
By John H.
Review for Dogtra Remote System w/ 3 Quail Launchers QLD-3
May 11, 2014
Could not be more pleased with the quality and ease of use of the Dogtra remote quail launchers. Training by myself, the Dogtra launcher make the job much easier. Have been using it not only with quail, but pigeons also. I bought the three pack and would do it again if needed. I have been using Dogtra products for nearly 10 years and have never had to buy any replacement product for previously purchased products, just batteries every 6 years or so. Just remember to take the safety off the launcher before turning the dog loose. Great product. Well worth the price. John
By Scott S.
Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
February 17, 2014
Perfect launcher for young dogs! Love that the remote is interchangeable with the other Dogtra Launchers.

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