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Dogtra PL Remote Release Bird Launcher

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Dogtra Pheasant Launcher is designed for Pheasant and Chukar sized game birds. The Dogtra PL features a vented launcher for maximum air flow to enhance scent distribution, making it easier for your dog to wind the bird in the launcher. Our patented adjustable spring tension allows adjustment of throwing height and makes for a very quiet launch, a real must for starting a shy dog on birds.

When training your dog to point or flush, it is essential to build positive association of proper bird exposure during field training. The Dogtra Bird Launchers coupled with our RR Deluxe electronics are the perfect tools to control exactly when the bird takes flight. This lessens the chance of birds being caught on the ground by an enthusiastic puppy.

Please note: Purchase of the RR Deluxe launching system is required for remote operation of the QL Launcher

Key Features:

  • Maximum air flow to optimize scent distribution
  • Adjustable throwing height
  • PL Launcher dimensions: 13.2 in. x 6.9 in. x 6.9 in

What's in the Box

  • (1) PL Bird Launcher
  • Dogtra Owner's Manual

Useful Information

View Dogtra RR Deluxe Remote Release Bird Launchers Owner's Manual.


Figure 1. Mounting the receiver

To mount the receiver, attach the receiver to the launcher box and push down gently so that it locks in place. Check to see whether the receiver is attached securely by gently pulling on the receiver.

Figure 2. Plugging solenoid cable into the receiver

Plug the solenoid cable into the receiver's left jack.

Assembly for Two Launchers

Figure 3. Assembling two launchers on one receiver

  1. Mount the receiver to the launcher.
  2. Plug the solenoid cable into the receiver's right jack. The other receiver will be plugged into the receiver's left jack. A 15-foot extension cable can be purchased separately.

How to launch the Dogtra Remote Release BirdLaunchers

First, test the launcher without any dummy or bird inside.

WARNING! Keep your head away from the top of the launcher when it is loaded. You could be injured if the dummy or bird is launched accidentally.

Figure 4. Closing the launcher

Close the launcher mesh inside of the launcher basket and hold it in place with the release lever.

Figure 5. Setting the latch

Place the release lever under the latch roller bearing.

Turn the receiver on and make sure that the safety pin has been pulled out.

Figure 6. Remote launcher released

Press the transmitter's left or right launcher button depending on which jack (left or right) it's connected to. The remote launcher is working properly if the bird cradle pops open like the diagram above.

Press the transmitter's Beeper button or Duck Call button. You'll know it's working properly if the receiver sound horn emits a loud beep or quacking sound.

Figure 7. Using the external speaker (optional)

Plug the external speaker cable to the external speaker jack located on the bottom right side of a receiver. The external speaker cable can be purchased separately.

Press the transmitter's Beeper button or Duck Call button. The external speaker should emit a loud beep or quack sound.


Figure 8. Positioned for high launch

The bird launcher is shipped with the springs adjusted in the bottom setting. This setting gives you the high launch. Turning clockwise will move the springs down for a higher launch; the very bottom being the highest.

Figure 9. Positioned for low launch

Turning counter-clockwise will move the springs up for a low and quiet launch; the very top being the lowest.


The Dogtra RR DELUXE uses a nickel metal hydride battery. Recharge the unit if the indicator light is red, the light does not come on, or the system will not stay on when any button is pressed.

NOTE 1: Only use Dogtra-approved batteries, chargers, and accessories for your Dogtra systems. This will prevent any damage that can be incurred from attempting to use a different charger.

NOTE 2: The unit has a partial charge when it leaves the Dogtra facility. Upon receipt of the system, be sure to give it a full 14-hour initial charge before the first use away from any flammable substances.

NOTE 3: When a charger is not in use, disconnect it from the power source. Fully charge the batteries if the unit is to be stored without use for a period of 3 months or more.

Follow the steps below to charge your system:

  1. Open the rubber plugs on the battery charging receptacles and plug in the charging cable.
  2. Plug the charger into a 120-volt wall outlet or, if using the auto charger, plug into a cigarette lighter only for lithium polymer batteries (use a 220 volt European charger for Europe). All indicator lights should glow red when properly plugged in and the unit will automatically shut off during the charging process. You will need to turn the unit on again before use once the unit is fully charged and unplugged from the battery cable.
  3. The nickel metal hydride battery is fully charged within 14 hours. The lights will stay red during the charging process and turn green once the unit is fully charged.
  4. After charging, cover the battery charging receptacles with the rubber plugs.


The Dogtra RR DELUXE has a range of 1 mile. Depending on the way you use your transmitter, the transmitter range may vary.

To get the greatest range, hold the transmitter away from your body and avoid touching the antenna. Keep your unit properly charged for maximum signal strength.


Basic Maintenance

Make sure the rubber charging cap is securely in place. After each training session, carefully inspect the unit for any missing parts or damage to the casing. Damaged or broken casing may affect the waterproof guarantee on the unit. After confirming that there is no damage to the casing, rinse the product and clean out any dirt or debris.

Storage Maintenance

The RR DELUXE should be fully charged before storing for extended periods. While in storage, the unit should be given a full charge once a month and before the first use. Store the units in room temperature. Do not keep the units exposed to extreme climates.


If the unit is malfunctioning, please refer to the “Troubleshooting Guide” before sending it to Dogtra for service. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email them to, or call customer service at (888) 811-9111.

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