Please wear a fanny pack to class
every week. This makes training much easier.
Bring training treats. Please only bring soft training treats that
can easily be swallowed.
Bring your clicker.
Suggestions: I recommend “Natural Balance,” it is a dog food that comes in a ‘log/sausage’
roll. You can purchase it at PetCo. Slice the roll into thin patties and freeze
them in zip lock baggies. Then you can pull out what you need for training and
refreeze when you are done. Hot dogs and inexpensive meats can be cut thinly
and sprinkled lightly with garlic powder, then microwave until dried out. Pet stores carry many soft training
Do not feed
your dog prior to class.
Please bring a 6' leash. Leather, Mountain rope, Nylon or Cotton
webbing. It should be stout, but soft
enough to not cut into your hand should the dog suddenly lunge. DO NOT BRING
THE DOG ON A RETRACTABLE LEASH!
A 30 to 50 feet long line. This long line should always be used when
working in unfenced places. You can purchase a cotton webbing long line or make
Please do not bring:
leashes are not appropriate - they
are not comfortable to hold and, if wrapped around your
or the dogs leg, can inflict serious damage.
not trust any leash that has been chewed on.
leads do not work well for general training.
They are very cumbersome for class work.
martingale collar is a flat
nylon collar with the capability of tightening up on a limited basis. When
fitted correctly, the dog cannot slip out of this collar. This is nice for dogs, like Labradors,
that have a neck that is almost as large as their heads. (It is not intended to choke the dog, like a
A buckle collar that is well-fitted made of leather
Head halters are built to work
like a horse halter. Like a horse
halter, it is based on the premise that if you control the head, you control
the rest of the body. They are effective
at gaining control of the overly rowdy or obsessive pulling dogs.
~Please do not bring~
collars, because as the name suggests, this collar is used to administer a
correction to the dog by constricting the neck with a choking action.
pinch collar acts by painfully pinching the skin around the dog’s neck when it
chest harness is great for teaching the dog to pull, but not recommended for
general training (unless the dog has a neck or head injury).