The SportDOG Brand® Launcher system lets you remotely control the launch of birds or training dummies from up to 1/2-mile away. The Transmitter sends a signal to the Receiver, which can be used with the SportDOG™ Launcher Basket, and can also be fitted to most brands of bird launchers or throwers. The system can be used to train retrievers to remain steady and mark falling birds. It can also be used in pointing dog training to reinforce steadiness when a bird flushes. In Normal Mode, the Transmitter can be set to control up to four Receivers, and each Receiver can control up to nine devices, using SportDOG cables, for a total of 36 possible devices. In Expanded Mode, the Transmitter can control up to 36 independent Receivers. To add realism to training situations, the Transmitter can signal the Receiver to emit the sound of a duck quack, pheasant cackle, or shotgun report. By altering distances between the Transmitter and Receiver(s), and tailoring the sounds to the situation you’re training for, the system provides countless options for hunters and trainers who train their dogs for everything from hunting to hunt tests to field trials.