I am a K9 decoy instructor, police dog trainer, and pet dog trainer located in Cincinnati, OH. I am the owner of the Pet Atheltic Club (http://fullcontrolk9.com), co-owner of Midwest Police K-9 Academy (http://www.policek9.biz) & Decoy Training (http://www.decoytraining.com), and owner of Demanet Online (http://www.demanet.wordpress.com).
One of the reasons our customers choose Demanet bite suits is because speed is important. Obviously in dog sports, but also in training for police and military. A bulky, poor fitting suit makes decoys slow and immobile. That doesn’t translate well to the street.
When building a dogs foundation slow and methodical is typically the best practice, but when working finished dogs during in service training, speed can make all the difference. Whether you are adjusting quickly for a clean catch, to keep your balance, or doing scenario work, a light tailored suit will keep you and the dog safe and effective. Keep that in mind when you are considering your next bite suit purchase.
Even our heaviest bite suit (training weight) is going to be lighter than 90% of bite suits on the market (of any weight). So when you are looking for exceptional protection, but understand mobility is key, Demanet Bite Suits are the clear choice.
Just a quick post this morning to address some issues I have seen while teaching seminars (primarily to PD’s).
For a variety of reasons, police departments often elect to go with less expensive, lower quality bite suits. These reasons can include budget, education, inexperienced decoys and more. Choosing a cheap baggy bite suit (a la Ray Allen or similar) can cause an endless number of issues in your bite work.
One critical issue I see (especially with young dogs) is dogs start to only bite material. They aren’t looking for the man inside the suit. The dogs get accustomed to just getting material during training and it translates to dogs just trying to grab clothing on the street. This is particularly concerning as we come into winter in colder climates. Dogs become satisfied with just biting the a coat and quit trying to actually find the body of the bad guy. We then see bad guys able to slip clothes and escape the grip, prolonging pursuits and endangering officers.
When you are shopping for a suit it is critical to select a suit that is tailored, and allows the dog to feel the decoy, while offering adequate protection at the same time. A custom French cut Demanet bite suit will ensure a good fit, which will translate into even better training. For questions about this issue or other don’t hesitate to contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
At Demanetonline.com we want to make ordering a custom bite suit as easy and personal as possible. We are professional decoys and understand how to meet your needs. There are a few ways to place your order, but here is what we recommend.
Look through our Suit Design page and get some ideas for your new custom bite suit. Review our info regarding our different cuts (French vs Kimono) and different weights (Selectif, Comp, Semi Comp, Semi Training, Training and Kevlar) and determine what’s right for you. If you would like some assistance or have questions give us a call at 513-315-8002. We will walk you through everything over the phone.
If you know what you are looking for, visit the ORDER PAGE and fill in all of your info. Be as accurate as possible, but don’t worry if you are unsure about some of the answers. Submit your order page. Select a design (or create your own design) and email email@example.com with pictures and details. We will give you a call with in 24 hours to review your order and design.
Once we are all on the same page we can email you a formal quote if needed by your department. When you are ready to pay for the suit we can either send you a secure link for credit card payment or you can mail us a check.
Once payment is made we will get rolling on building your custom Demanet Bite Suit. It’s just that easy!
DEMANET ONLINE is now able to ship bite suits worldwide, at the lowest available cost. We are regularly shipping to Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. If you are shopping around for a bite suit, be sure to get a quote from us. We offer the lowest prices on demanet bite suits of any vendor, and we can now offer the most cost effective shipping rates!
* Some countries charge a tax to the recipient of international shipments regardless of where the originate. Please note that you are responsible for paying that tax if your specific country has a charge when your Demanet Bite Suit is delivered.
One of the most common questions we get about Demanet Bite Suits is “what suit weight is right for me”. Gone are the days of big baggy Ray Allen bite suits (they still sell them, but there are much better alternatives). You can now get a perfectly tailored bite suit that is the exact weight, with specific re-enforcements, that will enhance your decoy work, and not take away from it.
(Let me preface this by saying that what you will read below are my opinions, from my experience as a decoy, and selling many bite suits of the past 10 years). There are no hard and fast rules. If you are experienced, and know exactly what you want, by all means do what works best for you. The information here is for those who have less experience in different weight bite suits).
There are 4 primary weights of suits including TRAINING, SEMI-TRAINING, SEMI-COMPETITION, and COMPETITION. We also sell Kevlar suits and Selectif suits, but those options are much less common and have very specific purposes. It is important to choose the right suit for the work that you are doing. Picking a semi-comp bite suit to train in is probably a mistake. Much like picking a training weight suit for your French Ring selection is probably a mistake (I know guy that did that, and it was a painful day for him). Below you will find a general description and the purpose of each suit.
TRAINING WEIGHT BITE SUIT – This suit offers the most protection with slightly lower mobility and a little heavier weight than the other suits. As you might have guessed this bite suit is specifically tailored for TRAINING. If you are a club decoy that has to take lots of bites from dog after dog, this is going to be the suit for you. Similarly, if you are a police officer and you take bites from the patrol dogs, but your primary job is police work, purchasing a suit that offers plenty of protection tends to be the prudent thing to do. There are many levels of decoys, and there is nothing wrong with being less experienced. If you are newer to decoying (less than a couple of years) I recommend starting with a training weight suit. You are going to get less beat up, you will be more confident and you will get stronger. Training weight bite suits also have an extraordinary life span. As you can see in the picture above, a tailored training weight bite suit can fit well, and allow for plenty of movement.
SEMI-TRAINING WEIGHT BITE SUIT – This suit is similar to a training weight suit, but offers a little less protection and more mobility. This is the suit I recommend for experienced decoys who’s primary focus is training. While the suit is mobile, it is a little heavier than what you would want for a lot of trial work. If you plan to just work a couple trials a year, this will probably be fine. You are going to get great protection and still be able to move pretty well. You will get more banged up than you will in the training suit, and I would recommend a gauntlet for PSA work in this suit. This is our most popular suit weight.
SEMI-COMPETITION WEIGHT BITE SUIT – This suit would be recommended for VERY experienced decoys. It’s primary objective is trial work, but does offer enough protection for use during training (although it is not really recommend). Working in this bite suit will provide a lot of mobility, it is light, but you are going to take a bit of a beating. I highly recommend wearing some sort of gauntlet or protection under the suit. This is a very popular choice amongst our PSA and Mondio Ring trial decoys.
COMPETITION WEIGHT BITE SUIT – Like the name says, this suit is for competition work. It is very light, and very flexible. This bite suit offers enough protection to prevent serious injury, but you are going to feel the bite….a lot. This suit is recommended for VERY experienced decoys and is primarily designed for French Ring. We do see some PSA/Mondio decoys working in this suit at the higher levels, but it is less common. If this is the right suit for you, it probably doesn’t need any more explanation.
Our other two suit options are Kevlar and Selectif. Kevlar is a proofing suit for police/military/protection K9’s. It is typically worn under clothes, and should only be used periodically to test training. The Selectif suit is the thinnest suit we sell. This suit was designed specifically for French Ring Championship decoy work. There are not many of these suits in circulation.
I hope this helps you make an educated decision on the right Demanet Bite Suit for your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 513-315-8002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a decoy, you have lots of options available to you when it comes to bite suit selection. There are big brands that I am sure you have seen around for many years, and probably worked in before. Demanet bites suits (along with a couple other brands) are light years ahead of our competitors in both protection and mobility.
A Demanet bite suit is made with a proprietary blend that allows us to create a suit that is incredibly light for the level of protection it provides. Demanet offers four primary levels of bite suits. Training weight (offering the greatest protection), semi-training, semi-competition, and competition weight. There are a variety of reason why you may pick one suit over another (we will get into those in tomorrows post), but the key is selecting the right bite suit for the job.
Another unique advantage that Demanet bite suits offer is incredible tailoring. Our most popular cut is what we call a French cut. This suit was originally designed for the sport of French Ring, but offers tremendous advantages in other sports and police/military k9 work. Once you have selected the appropriate cut, we provide a measurement work sheet that allows us to build a bite suit that fits you like a glove. No more baggy neck lines, long sleeves, short mid-sections, bulky pants, or loose material. You can expect your Demanet bite suit to fit better than most any piece of clothing you have.
A properly fitted suit, that is the appropriate weight will allow you to take your training to new heights. Gone are the days of dogs just grabbing material. We want the dog to find and feel the man. In a tailored suit the dog has the ability to get a full grip every time. You as the decoy will have the ability to move more naturally, making it easier to manipulate the dog and focus on technique, rather than trying to find your balance, and struggling to move.
As a quick summary, the two most critical elements are 1) getting a perfectly tailored suit 2) picking the right weight for your work and skill level. If you have questions about either of these things, please call us at 513-315-8002 (or email at email@example.com). We are professional decoys with expertise in French Ring, PSA, police dog training, military dog training, and protection dog training. We will be happy to walk you through the process to get exactly the right suit for you!
Demanet Online is the premier vendor for Demanet Bite Suits in the USA. You will not find better customer service or more knowledgeable decoys anywhere else. If this is your first suit or your 10th suit, we are here to walk you through the process to insure you get a suit that meets your needs and fits you perfectly.
We understand that buying a Demanet Bite Suit is a big decision, one which normally requires some discussion to get an idea of exactly what you are looking for. When you are ready, click on the ORDER PAGEto place your order, or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 315-8002! We are happy to take the time to discuss your bite suit needs! Sincerely, Mic Foster – Owner – Demanet Online – email@example.com
I just got home from picking up my new suit from Mic, and could not be anymore pleased. This is my first time dealing with Mic and found him to be honest and reliable. He really took an interest in getting me exactly what I was looking for, and got it to me quickly and at an absolute bargain.
You can rest assured that you have earned yourself another return customer.